SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Padres are feeling the immediate impact – both in the ticket booth and fan energy -- after acquiring one of Major League Baseball’s most coveted free agents this offseason: All-Star Manny Machado.
The team announced Monday the that their home opening game at Petco Park was sold out.
Machado, who signed a $300 million, 10-year deal last month, will make his Padres debut March 28 against against the San Francisco Giants.
The team is currently at spring training in Peoria, Arizona.
Although the game is the 16th consecutive home opener to sell out, it is one of the earliest sell-outs in recent team history.
“Fans are encouraged to come out for the remainder of Opening Weekend against the division-rival Giants with a homestand that promises to be full of fun and excitement for everyone,” the team said in a release.
A limited number of seats are still available within the Padres Membership plans, which can be renewed or purchased by Mar. 9.
For fans on a budget, a limited number of Park Passes for opening day will be available starting Mar. 11.
The season opener at Petco Park is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
Tickets for the Padres’ remaining 80 home games, including featured weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (May 3–5), St. Louis Cardinals (June 28–30), Giants (July 26–28) and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox (August 23–25) can be purchased online here, at the Padres Box Office or by phone at 619.795.5000.