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Padres announce Petco Park as new home for the Holiday Bowl

Jun 25, 2021

On Thursday, June 25, the San Diego Padres announced a new partnership with the San Diego Bowl Game Association that will allow the 43-year-old San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl to be played at Petco Park for a minimum of the next five years, beginning with this year’s matchup on Tuesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. MT on FOX. 

“The Padres are excited to welcome the Holiday Bowl to Petco Park and keep this long-standing tradition where it belongs; in San Diego,” said Erik Greupner, CEO of the San Diego Padres. “Petco Park is a world class venue, and we are thrilled to welcome college football fans to what will be a truly unique bowl game experience.”

The Padres and Holiday Bowl were joined for the announcement by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, Council President Jennifer Campbell, San Diego County Credit Union, the Pac-12, ACC, San Diego Tourism Authority and the Downtown San Diego Partnership, among others.

“Few traditions represent the West Coast each year as perfectly as the Holiday Bowl in America’s Finest City,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “We are thrilled for this premiere event to take place in one of the great sporting venues across our region at San Diego’s Petco Park.”

Tickets for the Holiday Bowl will go on sale in September 2021.