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Padres 2012 Fan Fest looks like a big deal

A Padres press release announced that we will be able to buy 2012 single-game tickets at the upcoming Fan Fest on February 11th (presented by Bloomberg Sports), including Opening Day.

Or stay home and use the Internets:

Single-game tickets for the 2012 season will go on sale the day of FanFest beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Petco Park box office, online at and by phone at 619.795.5555. Tickets will also be on sale at three locations inside the ballpark during FanFest, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This will be the first opportunity for fans to secure tickets for the season’s most in-demand games, including Opening Day, interleague play against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Texas Rangers, and matchups against NL West rivals like the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. Visit for the complete 2012 schedule, including game times (subject to change).

You also should probably register for the event online as it gets you through the gates 30 minutes early (assuming they open the gates up on time) and puts you into a drawing to hang out with Trevor Hoffman and do some clinics, etc.

Changes this year: The Padres Garage Sale will be held on the field. You too can own crazy things that once were used at Petco Park. And the whole thing is sponsored by Bloomberg Sports. I don't think I've ever seen it sponsored before, so I'm pleased that the team is capitalizing on this stuff. Heck throw a Qualcomm patch on the sleeve of every player if it ups the big league payroll. That's what I'm willing to see.

I will be hanging out with Jonny Dub and jbox with a giant NL pennant, looking to see if we can do some sort of swap back with the team. Buy low, Padres! When you're competing for the division again in 2013, you will want this piece of signage back!