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San Diego Padres Italian Heritage Night
May 31 @ 6:10 pm
On Thursday, May 31, the Little Italy Association (LIA), Convivio, and the Italian Cultural Center will host the “Live the Game. Love the Heritage” program at the San Diego Padres Italian Heritage Night as part of the Padres vs. Marlins game at 6:10 p.m. at Petco Park. The celebration will be full of Italian culture, special guests from Italy, a top contestant from America’s Got Talent and America’s favorite pastime—baseball! Sal Valentinetti, Italian American vocalist and a 2016 America’s Got Talent contestant will sing the national anthem at the game, and the first pitch will be thrown by special guests from Team Italy Baseball: Nico Garbella, Giovanni Garbella and Team Italy Softball player, Erika Piancastelli. The San Diego Padres Italian Heritage Night will offer two different ticketed experiences—general admission tickets or an elevated VIP experience on the Pacifico Porch. VIP ticket holders will receive unlimited food during the hour before and hour after the first pitch, unlimited Pacifico beer and soft drinks one hour before the first pitch until the 7th inning stretch, a commemorative hat and limited-edition swag for $95. General admission includes a commemorative hat and a complementary mini-Italian flag—tickets will vary from $32 to $33, depending on seating location.