The San Diego Padres celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego with a special night dedicated to the 150th Anniversary as they took on the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, September 5th!

The night started off with Sherry An and Alex Ward of the Gaslamp Quarter Association ringing the Ceremonial Mission Bell followed by a beautiful montage of historical and current day photos of the Gaslamp Quarter on the jumbo screen.

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At the home plate was Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, Michael Georgopoulos, Partner of RMD Group and Chair of the GQA Board of Directors, Rabbitville sponsor, the Honorable Chris Ward, City of San Diego Councilman for District 3, and Rabbitville sponsor, Wayne Partello, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of the San Diego Padres.

On the field was also Rabbitville sponsor Irwin Murguia, District Sales Manager for Coca-Cola, Rabbitville sponsor Patrick Russell, Director of Development for the Pendry Hotel San Diego, Rabbitville sponsor David Perloff, President of Pacific Magazine, Alonso Vivas, Executive Director of the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean & Safe Program, and Lise Koerschgen, Vice President of External Affairs for the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean & Safe Program.

 

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Our public art campaign, Rabbitville, was also on display at the Park at the Park along with Rebecca Nuvoletta’s “Ordinate” on the field. 150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed Rabbitville after its chief inhabitants. The Rabbitville installation honors the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into modern San Diego.

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To honor the special celebration of the sesquicentennial, a custom Gaslamp 150 San Diego Padres jersey was presented to the Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, Michael Trimble.

The games officially began after Michael Georgopoulos, Partner of RMD Group and Chair of the GQA Board of Directors, threw the opening pitch!

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This night was a wonderful opportunity for the neighborhood to come together and celebrate how far the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego has come in the past 150 years. We appreciate everyone for their contributions to our beautiful city and hope you all continue to join us for the rest of the Gaslamp 150 celebrations!