Petco Park to install Musco's LED lighting this offseason

SAN DIEGO - Petco Park, home of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres, will take the next major step toward energy sustainability this offseason, with the installation of Musco's SportsCluster® LED™ system. In partnership with Cisterra Development, installation will begin at the end of December and is scheduled to be completed in early January.           

Petco Park opened in 2004 in the heart of downtown San Diego. The ballpark's lighting upgrade is part of the next phase of Padres ownership's commitment to a multi-year ballpark improvement plan, highlighted last year by the installation of the National League's largest video board. This year, ballpark officials looked to Musco to provide a lighting system that would enhance the fan experience, as Petco Park hosts the upcoming 2016 MLB All-Star Game.

"It's our goal to continuously improve Petco Park to ensure it is not only one of the best venues in all of sports and entertainment, but also one of the most efficient and sustainable venues," said Vice President, Ballpark Operations/General Manager of Petco Park Mark Guglielmo. "Musco's LED lighting will make a noticeable difference in the guest experience while dramatically reducing our utility consumption." 

With specially designed optics, the new system will cut glare both inside and outside the ballpark, especially important given the venue's proximity to neighboring buildings. With Musco's system design and application expertise, the improved visibility offered by the system will enhance television broadcasts and provide a stage-like atmosphere for spectators.

"We're excited to bring our innovative technology to the Padres," said Jeff Rogers, Vice President, Musco Lighting. "This system will bring a level of playability, energy efficiency, and entertainment elements with special effects not yet experienced in an MLB venue."

The new system comes with an industry-leading parts and labor warranty that includes any required maintenance and is backed by a team of technicians. San Diego Gas & Electric acted as the Padres' consultant in connection with the project.

Petco Park will join an extensive list of premier facilities that feature the company's innovative LED lighting solutions. That list includes the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium, and the San Antonio Spurs' AT&T Center.

About Musco Lighting 

For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialized in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. Musco has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that have made dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and provided affordable ways to control spill light and glare. Permanent and temporary lighting solutions range from neighborhood pitches to Olympic Games. Musco has a global team of experts that partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a cost-effective, trouble-free lighting solution for their facility. For more information on Musco's innovative lighting solutions, visit: www.musco.com.

About Cisterra Development

Cisterra Development recently completed construction of the new world headquarters of Sempra Energy, a 330,000-square-foot, LEED Gold rated, award-winning Class A office tower on a site adjacent to Petco Park. This was Cisterra's second project in the Ballpark District, following its pioneering 2007 development of DiamondView Tower, East Village's first Class A office building located just beyond the ballpark's right field fence. Formed in 1999 by Steve Black, Cisterra has developed best-in-class projects across the United States, Canada and Europe, including 50 projects in the greater San Diego region, ranging from high-rise, urban mixed-use developments to biotechnology and research facilities to intermodal rail-served industrial, to traditional multi-family. For additional information about Cisterra Development, please visit www.cisterra.com.