The Padres officially submitted their application for the All-Star game but they submitted their dignity to their overlord Bud Selig back in August.
The locations for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games have not yet been announced but we were told by Ron Fowler last winter that they were already spoken for. Maybe Fowler misspoke or maybe you can cut to the front of the line if you name your team's Hall of Fame after the commissioner. At the time Padres ownership revealed that they had their eyes set on the All-Star Game in 2019. The date would mark the 50th anniversary of the Padres entering the Major Leagues. The number 19 also holds a dear spot in our hearts.
In all likelihood, the earliest Petco Park could host an All-Star Game is 2017. Selig is expected to award the 2016 and 2017 games before his scheduled retirement in January.
According to the UT, this is the first time the @Padres and city have even TRIED to get an All-Star Game since Petco. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU.— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) November 22, 2014
During his bribing ceremony in August, Selig said that he liked the Padres chances of being awarded the game before he left office, a date that can't come fast enough.
There has been some thought that the Padres targeted the 2019 ASG for their 50th anniversary. But current signs point toward a run at 2017.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) November 23, 2014