San Diego Business Journal

Paul McCartney to Deliver the Hits at Petco

By Mike Allen Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Petco Park will host a concert by Sir Paul McCartney, half of the surviving Beatles, on Sept. 28 as part of his Out There tour, the San Diego Padres announced.

Padres President Mike Dee said the team couldn’t have thought of a better way to celebrate Petco’s 10th anniversary than with a show by McCartney, who last made an appearance in San Diego in 1976 with his band Wings.

“Anyone who has seen Paul live knows that his performance is much more than a concert so it’s fitting that he will be playing Petco Park, which is much more than a ballpark,” Dee said.

The Beatles made their only concert appearance here in 1965 at Balboa Stadium. Ticket prices for that show ranged from $3.50 to $5.50.

This time around, tickets will range from $23 to $253.50. They go on sale July 18, but Padres season ticket holders can buy them starting July 17.

Petco Park, which opened in 2004, has hosted several major musical acts in the past, including the Rolling Stones in 2005, and Madonna in 2008.