The San Diego Padres will hold a free, public memorial to Tony Gwynn Thursday, June 26, at 7:19 p.m. at Petco Park.
Gwynn, a 15-time All-Star and eight-time batting champ who spent his entire 20-year career in San Diego, died Monday of cancer.
Gates for the tribute will open at 5:30 p.m. Fans may enter through the home plate or Park Boulevard gates on Park Blvd., as well as the Gaslamp Gate on Seventh Avenue or the East Village gate on 10th Avenue.
The event will celebrate Gwynn’s legendary life, accomplishments and contributions to the Padres, to San Diego and to the sport of baseball. It will feature special guests from throughout his lifetime.
Free parking will be provided in three locations: two surface lots along Imperial Avenue on the southeast side of Petco Park (Parcel C lot and Tailgate lot) and the Padres Parkade garage (10th Avenue and J Street).
Padres players will be wearing a patch on their jerseys in honor of Gwynn for the remainder of the season. The patch of Gwynn's retired No. 19 inside of home plate will be worn on the left side, over the heart. It joins the star patch with the initials JC, worn on the right sleeve, in honor of legendary broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who passed away in January at the age of 89.
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