Early Monday morning, the Padres announced that they have agreed on an extension for the naming rights of Petco Park through the 2027 Major League Baseball season. Altogether, it’s a two-year extension on what has been a 17-year relationship with the Petco brand and the company’s storied history in the San Diego area.
A new focus in 2021 is expected to be a new, strategic partnership with specific Padres players/pet parents such as Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. that will involve finding ways to “improve the well-being of both pets and their parents.”
“We are grateful for our long-standing relationship with Petco and are delighted to extend the length of our partnership at a key inflection point of growth for both organizations,” said Padres CEO Erik Greupner. “Throughout the years, the Padres and Petco have collaborated on industry-leading initiatives that showcase our collective focus on innovation and family-friendly entertainment, including fun for the four-legged members of our families. As a locally based company, we are proud to have the Petco name on the number one ballpark in America and home of the San Diego Padres.”
Most recently, the home of the Padres was recognized as the best ballpark in American, according to USA Today’s 2020 rankings.
For those who have long been comfortable with the stadium’s name, affectionately referring to the building as “Petco”, you’ll likely find comfort knowing that this part of your baseball fandom isn’t going away anytime soon.