Tom Garfinkel, the San Diego Padres’ president and chief operating officer, says the team’s winning ways will attract plenty of fans to Petco Park.

Tom Garfinkel, the San Diego Padres’ president and chief operating officer, says the team’s winning ways will attract plenty of fans to Petco Park. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

SAN DIEGO PADRES

CEO: Jeff Moorad.

Revenue: $159 million in 2010, according to Forbes Magazine.

No. of local employees: 200.

Investors: Moorad and a dozen other partners, including former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman, who are purchasing the team from John Moores.

Headquarters: Downtown San Diego.

Year founded: 1936, as a member of the Pacific Coast League; joined the National League in 1969.

Company description: Major league baseball team.

Luring fans to baseball games, or any sporting event in San Diego, has always been a challenge, but the San Diego Padres may have an even tougher task this season...

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