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Open Access Thesis
Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.)
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This thesis analyzes the economic health of the dining establishments in
Downtown San Diego, CA, specifically in the vicinity of Petco Park. Opened in
2004, Petco Park is home to the San Diego Padres, a Major League Baseball
franchise. In addition, it serves as a venue for outdoor concerts and shows. The
venue is used for most of the year due to an expanded Major League Baseball
schedule, especially compared to other professional sports. Much of the
transformation of San Diego’s Downtown can be attributed to the late 1990’s East
Village Revitalization Plan, which included municipal anchors like the San Diego
Central Library, the San Diego Convention Center, and Petco Park.
By looking at the restaurant industry as of 2019, this thesis strives to
provide a better understanding of how an urban entertainment anchor provides
grounds for mutually beneficial conditions to small businesses. Additionally, this
thesis integrates the concept of economic health into the larger field of
knowledge around urban professional sports stadia. Further, this thesis aims to
burgeon a framework for taxonomic research of professional sports stadia.
Shukaylo, Georgy, "Petco Park: Evaluating Economic Health of the Dining Establishment Industry in the Vicinity of a Downtown Major League Baseball Stadium" (2021). Masters Theses. 1024.