The 2013 MLB baseball season is almost finally here! Baseball fans can celebrate when the San Diego Padres hit the field for their 2013 opening day on April 9th. Be a part of their first-of-the-season home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans of all ages get set for an exciting opening day of MLB baseball action at Petco Park surrounded by the glimmering San Diego skyline, green outfields and lots of warm San Diego sunshine. The Padres have a special Opening Day welcome planned for their loyal fans with a special commemorative T-shirt and free 2013 cling schedule souvenir plus plenty of classic baseball action on the field. Individual Opening Day game tickets go on sale Thursday, March 7th at 9am PST. Opening Day is one of the most popular days of the Padres regular season, with more than 42,000 fans expected for the sell-out game. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so make sure to book your hotel reservations and buy tickets early. The Bristol Hotel is only 1 mile from the stadium!