Padres Boss Pushes for Petco All-Star Game

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010  |  Updated 12:31 PM PDT
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Padres CEO Jeff Moorad said Tuesday he intends to make a strong push to bring baseball's All-Star Game to San Diego for the first time since 1992, according to a published report.

Moorad told the North County Times he hopes to build on the clout outgoing owner John Moores established with commissioner Bud Selig to stage the All-Star Game at Petco Park. Such a push, however, isn't likely to land the city an All-Star Game until at least 2015.

"It's a subject John and I have spent a fair amount of time on, and as he transitions out of the organization, one of the goals he has is to help us get a game in San Diego as soon as possible," said Moorad, who did not identify a year the Padres intend to target. "We've now been at [Petco Park] for six years, and it's time."

Moorad feels the Padres have not put much emphasis on hosting the All-Star Game and intends to change that as his ownership group takes more of a controlling interest in the team.

Anaheim Stadium is slated to host this year's game.

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