Statement from Ron Fowler on the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park

Statement from Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler on the 2016 All-Star Game:

"The San Diego Padres are honored to host Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park. Padres fans have been patiently awaiting the return of this jewel event to America’s Finest City for more than two decades, and bringing the All-Star Game to San Diego has been a top priority for our ownership group.

"We would like to thank Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the San Diego City Council, and all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a possibility, as well as Commissioner Selig and Commissioner-Elect Manfred, for making it a reality. We look forward to working with Major League Baseball to produce an event worthy of the All-Star title."