Padres final game in Tucson - Tucson News Now

Padres final game in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is the Padres last day to call Tucson home, and tonight's game is one big goodbye party. 

Tucson Padres management says today is a bittersweet day, but they are trying to honor the players, staff and say thank you to the fans.  Before the game each player and staff member will be introduced on the field. 

First pitch is a 7:05 p.m.

Fans can expect drink specials for a dollar, and clothing sales like $33 hats for only $5. 

Uniforms will be auctioned off, with the winner of the auction actually getting it off the player's back at the end of the game.

At the end of the game, all fans will be allowed on the field to run the bases.  The original plan was to have the Padres wear throwback Toros jerseys, but the team is 1 – 4 when wearing them.

The Padres are still in the playoff race, and superstition is getting the best of them.  The plan for the moment is for players to wear the standard team jersey.

One of the big reasons the Triple A team is leaving is disappointing attendance, about 200,000 fans attended games in 2012 and 2013, the next lowest in the league is 310,000. 

Pima County will be shifting the money allotted to baseball and moving it to support more soccer. 

Stay with Tucson News Now this morning for more on what will happen to Kino Stadium.

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