Some of Tony Gwynn’s career memorabilia will form the backdrop of a new sports bar in the San Diego area.
“Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub,” will be one of the eateries inside a new casino expected to open in mid-2016. The restaurant will feature a significant collection of memorabilia from arguably the greatest athlete in San Diego’s history.
A variety of Gwynn memorabilia will be on display throughout the restaurant, including Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, his personal narration of career highlights, game-used uniforms and equipment. A rendering of the facility can be viewed by clicking here.
Last year, Gwynn’s family consigned several other items from his playing career to SCP Auctions.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Gwynn family to showcase ‘Mr. Padre’s’ incredible collection of awards, uniforms, and personal mementos for our customers to enjoy,” said Richard St. Jean, General Manager of Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego.
“It is surreal to have the first Tony Gwynn themed sports bar in our casino,” said Michael Hunter, Executive Council Member of the Jamul Indian Village. “I grew up watching and rooting for the Padres, and Tony Gwynn was one of my heroes. It will be an honor to have his memorabilia at Hollywood Casino and we greatly appreciate the partnership with Alicia Gwynn and her family.”
“I am so excited to share Tony’s legacy with Jamul Indian Village and the future visitors of Hollywood Casino,” said Alicia Gwynn. “Not only was Tony a great player, he was an exceptional man. It will be wonderful to have his accomplishments highlighted.”