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Padres offer military members, families discounted tickets to home games

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 14:55:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Military members and their families can enjoy a day at one of America's finest ballparks at a discount this season.

As part of their season-long Military Appreciation promotion, the San Diego Padres offer special discounts to games for military members and their families.

What better way to enjoy the summer months with family than a day out at Petco Park with a little extra green in your pocket, right?

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Service members and their families can save 25% on tickets to home games and 50% on these Sunday Military Appreciation games, which celebrate a different military theme every Sunday:

  • May 5 vs. LAD: U.S. Air Force & Air National Guard Appreciation Day
  • May 19 vs. PIT: Salute to the Military Spouse
  • June 2 vs. MIA: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
  • June 2 vs. MIA: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
  • June 30 vs. STL: POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • July 14 vs. ATL: U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day
  • July 28 vs. SF: U.S. Marine Corps Appreciation Day
  • August 11 vs. COL: Salute to the Military Family
  • August 25 vs. BOS: Military Appreciation Day
  • September 8 vs. COL: Salute to Veterans
  • September 22 vs. ARI: U.S. Army & Army National Guard Appreciation Day

Service members must verify their government identification through GovX on the Padres website here in order to purchase the discounted tickets.

The Padres also offer veterans the special pricing through the team's "Veterans' Appreciation Card" program. To learn more about that program, click here.

The promotion continues the team's longstanding tradition of honoring the military. According to the Padres, their efforts started in 1995 with the establishment of the Padres' Military Affairs Department, the first in professional sports.

The players themselves also model the team's appreciation in military-inspired camouflage uniforms every Sunday home game.

Petco Park also features a special salute to the military through their Flight Deck area behind right field. The space includes a Military Honor Wall, which pays tribute to all MLB and Negro League baseball players who served, and is accompanied by a large scale model of the USS Midway.