Season Ticket Holder Party Recap
We want to give a HUGE thank you to all A’s Season Ticket Holders that attended the private party on Saturday, September 11. The special event, strictly for Season Ticket Holders, welcomed guests with a red carpet entrance to the Eastside Club. Once inside, children had an area for coloring, complete with face painting and balloon art. Adults had a DJ for dancing and karaoke. Everyone was able to dine on complimentary food. Legendary A’s pitchers Vida Blue and Dave Stewart posed for photos with fans at the World Series trophies for nearly an hour. Ray Fosse lead Question and Answer sessions with Andrew Bailey, Craig Breslow, Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, as well as with Blue and Stewart. Even Executive Director of Ticket Sales and Operations, Steve Fanelli, and In-Game Host Kara Tsuboi graced the stage to thank the guests.
Did you smile big for your photo when entering the Eastside Club? These photos will be on your 2011 Opening Night ticket! How cool is that?! You’ll have to renew your plan in time for the commemorative ticket stock. Get a jump on next season by calling the A’s Ticket Services Office at (510) 568-5600. You can even request seat relocation now by phone or online here.
Thank you all again for what continues to be a fun season of A’s baseball!
Overall it was a nice party – great abundance of food and drink and nice giveaway bags at the end. Couple of points to think about for next year: 1) The timing of the event was not great in that it took up a whole afternoon and evening – we had to be there from 1-4 pm for the event, and then had to wait two more hours before the game started. It was much better last year when the event was after the game–this also gave us the opportunity to meet the players on the field. Didn’t get much player interaction this year. 2) Crowd control and event set up needed to be improved. Although the food was spread out well throughout the venue, the Q&A was concentrated in the middle and was very crowded with very few seats. Might have been better if there were tv monitors in the rest of the East Side club so that those sitting elsewhere could both see and hear the Q&A sessions. Thanks.