Fans honor Padres owner at Petco Park memorial
Generations of San Diego Padres fans gathered at a memorial on the steps of Petco Park's Home Plate Gate Tuesday to remember Peter Seidler and honor his legacy.
Why it matters: Seidler's legacy extends beyond the wins and losses of the city's baseball team.
Details: A father and son placed flowers on the ground next to a collection of other bouquets, Padres caps and baseballs with hand-written notes.
- "Rest in Peace Papa Pete Padres fans will miss you," one note scrawled on a baseball read.
A sign taped to an easel holding a large framed photo of Seidler on the field captured what he meant to the city.
- "Thank you Peter Seidler! San Diego is better because of you and this city will never forget you."
What they're saying: "Peter Seidler turned a small market team into a household name through everything that he did," lifelong Padres fan Nathaniel Williams said while standing at the memorial.
Of note: The memorial is open for fans to visit Wednesday until midnight, with free parking at the stadium's tailgate lot.
The big picture: Seidler's death brought an outpouring of support and emotional reactions from local leaders, fans, community organizations and sports teams nationwide.
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