PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. Opened in 2004, it replaced Qualcomm Stadium as the home park of the San Diego Padres. The stadium is named after the animal and pet supplies retailer PETCO, which is based in San Diego and paid for the naming rights. Since the retailer spells its name in all capital letters, mere initial capitalization as “Petco Park” is not correct. The construction cost of over $450 million was partially funded by the Centre City Development Corporation, the San Diego Redevelopment Agency, and the stadium is intended to be part of a comprehensive plan to revitalize San Diego’s aging downtown, particularly the East Village area east of the Gaslamp Quarter. The stadium is located across Harbor Drive from the San Diego Convention Center.

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