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Padres Building Solar Power System At Petco Park; Expected To Be Largest In MLB

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 18 / 18

The Padres are “about to become baseball’s undisputed leader in the solar standings,” as the team has begun construction at Petco Park on what will be the “largest solar power system” in MLB, according to Rob Nikolewski of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The team's f...

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