Archive for the ‘ Dailies ’ Category

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!    

 

 

All-Star Softball

Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey were not the only A’s participating in recent All-Star Festivities. Your favorite Ticket Services Representatives took the field this week in the annual front office softball tournament at the Coliseum. With the sun baring down, John, Lauren, and Andrew took the field with their own teams to determine who is the best softballer in the Ticket Services office.  

In the first game, Andrew had some early hits turned into runs. By the end of the game, it was Lauren who tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning to keep her team’s rally alive, sending Andrew to the bench to await the consolation game.  

In the consolation game, John and Andrew teed-off against each other. John hit a couple of long balls, but the athleticism of Andrew’s team turned them into fly ball outs in the box score. Unfortunately for Andrew, John’s team kept Andrew off the base path all game. In the end, it was John who won the game, leaving Andrew in last place.

For the championship game, Lauren, who already proved her softball skills to the other representatives, took the field. Though her bat and glove shined during the game, Lauren’s team proudly settled for second place. At the end of the day, your favorite Ticket Representatives agree that there was a great time had by all.

Speaking of great times, check out the new Summer 6 Pack, 6 tickets in the Value Deck for one low price!

Ticket_Ops_Softball_resize2.jpg

Ticket Ops Softball Players: (Top L-R) Anuj, Travis, David, John, Josh, Steve (Middle L-R) Catherine, Lauren (Bottom) Andrew

 

A Groovy Time on ’70s Night

Walking into Ticket Services on Saturday, June 26, some of our Season Ticket Holders rubbed their eyes. “Did we just walk into a time machine?,” some thought. Not quite… but how cool would that be?! It was 1970s Turn-Back-The-Clock Night at The Coliseum. The entire game featured a ’70s theme – ballpark music, stick-on mustaches, a Joe Rudi jersey giveaway, a pregame ceremony honoring the A’s 1970s World Series Championship teams, and the amazing bright yellow uni’s worn by your Oakland Athletics. The night gave some of our fans the opportunity to dust off those boxes in the attic to see if they still fit into their old disco shirts and bellbottoms. Even your favorite Ticket Services Representatives joined in on the fun by dressing up. Can you guess who we were? Think: “Where it’s fun to stay.” Here’s a picture if you missed out on the far out fun and excitement: 

 

 

Meaningful Day: Talkin’ Draft and Angels Series

Garfield hates Mondays. What’s he care? He doesn’t work. Not like the A’s work, particularly on this Monday. In just a few hours the A’s will draft number 10 overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. All of the A’s organizational scouts collect in a “war room” to share months if not years of work, recommendations, and experience. Of course, the discussions are done – can’t do homework on the day of the final exam. It’ll be exciting to watch the A’s select baseball players over the next three days. Although different than other sports where athletes usually move straight to the major team, the MLB draft can be likened to a college recruiting class. Terrific athletes, some seasoning needed, and enjoy watching them grow into full fledged talents. Hitting a big league fastball is often said to be “the hardest thing to do in sports.” It’s not much easier to hit or throw a curve ball either.

Just a couple hours after the A’s pick 10th, the Angels and A’s will matchup at the Oakland Coliseum for the first of four games (Monday-Wednesday @ 7:05pm, Thursday @ 12:35pm). As we write, the Texas Rangers are first in the AL West Division with the Angels and A’s a half and full game back, respectively. That means, a loss by Texas and an A’s win can pull the A’s into a first place tie with Texas tonight. This series can mean a lot. You’re certainly encouraged to don green and gold and cheer often for the home club the next four days.     

By-the-way, when you purchase any A’s ticket online at oaklandathletics.com you’ll be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets from Dallas Braden’s Perfect Game masterpiece on May 9, 2010. Tickets are $10 each in your choice of section. Just a little keepsake for any baseball fan.  

may9tixscreenshot.jpg

Perfection and Sweeps – Where Are Your Seats?

How is your season progressing so far? The A’s, above .500, are just a hair out of first place
 in the AL West. We’ve witnessed a recent perfect game and a sweep in Oakland over
bradenpowell.jpgthe cross-bay Giants. For such accomplishments, where did you sit? Have you tried the new
 Value Deck or Plaza Club, with Jumbo Ticket added-value installed in the barcode? Maybe you and five friends checked out a Mini Suite, where you get a private suite plus food and beverage for $99 per ticket. Maybe you’ve even taken advantage of Dallas Braden’s Section 209 offer! What’s your favorite section/row/seat in the Oakland Coliseum? And your favorite moment while in it?   

ballpark.jpg  

Photos copyright Travis LoDolce

A’s Win, Season Ticket Holders batting 1.000

The A’s collected the first regular season win of 2010 last night. A 10 inning walk-off single by Mark Ellis lifted the A’s to victory behind a 7 inning, 10 strikeout no decision performance by starting pitcher (and Stockton’s own) Dallas Braden. At 1-1 on the season the A’s are poised to strike at the AL West Division leading Texas Rangers (1-0). OK, yeah, we know it’s early. We also know Season Ticket Holders love to see wins. While the team on the field looks good, so does the team in the Ticket Services Office. You’ll see some new faces in the office should you visit us on game day. Some familiar faces too. Every face with a smile and desire to help you.

 


250x180_ticket_services.jpg 

While we enjoy the face-to-face interaction, we realize you’re at the ballpark to see the baseball game. We want to remind you of the ticket policies and services we have in place to make being an A’s Season Ticket Holder more advantageous than ever.

 

Our Ticket Services webpage (oaklandathletics.com/ticketservices) is a great starting point for all Season Ticket related information.

 

Have a question about when/where/how to exchange one of your Season Tickets for another game? The 2010 Season Ticket Holder Policies will provide an answer.

 

Speaking of exchanging tickets, by now you’ve heard that we are the first Major League Baseball team to offer exchange and credit return of you Season Tickets online. Visit the Ticket Exchange form, but only use if you actually want to exchange or return tickets. Trust us, it works.

 

The always faithful My A’s Tickets allows Season Ticket Holders to transfer tickets to a friend or tolerable in-law.

 

Yep, you can purchase Discount Parking Passes throughout the season. Save your money on most Tuesdays though. Remember, it’s Free Parking Tuesdays in 2010.

 

In addition to the Ticket Services Office we are still available by phone at (510) 568-5600 and email at tickets@oaklandathletics.com. We don’t intend to automate a good handshake.

 

649x206_outfield_wall.jpg 

Season Ticket Delivery Day

Keep an eye out the window this week for the FedEx delivery truck, your Season Tickets are on the way! The feedback we have received over the years is that opening the A’s Ticket Package and reviewing the contents equates to opening presents during the Holiday Season. Check out this link. Can you relate to the joy of Season Ticket Delivery Day? Perhaps we petition for making the day that tickets arrive a state holiday? With 82 unique ticket designs, this year’s ticket booklet looks better than ever. Featuring A’s players, fans and classic A’s images, each Season Ticket Holder will have a unique and memorable season ticket booklet. Be on the lookout for your tickets arriving inside a special gift very soon! 

Remember to wait for your friends and family before you open your tickets!

 

Play…

Ball! Almost. The man in the photo has been working on the pitching mound at Phoenix Municipal Stadium almost nonstop the past two days. phxpitchingmound.JPG

The offseason is rounding third. Spring Training and the Major League Baseball season are almost here. The A’s signed All-Star pitcher Ben Sheets today, who will soon be pitching off this very mound. Exciting times for baseball fans. If you haven’t renewed your season ticket plan, especially your Fielder’s Choice plan, now is the perfect time. Individual game ticket sales commence this coming Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Renewing right now ensures your games of choice will be seated before the general public can purchase seats online at oaklandathletics.com, phones at (877) 493-2255, and the A’s Coliseum Box Office. Visit oaklandathletics.com/2010 to renew and select your 22-game Fielder’s Choice plan. 

OK, now… Play Ball! 

Jumbo Tickets

Did you catch last week’s release regarding the 2010 season and ticket sales? You might have noticed a section dedicated to Jumbo Tickets. A’s Jumbo Tickets are game tickets with added-value. Within the barcode of each Plaza Club ticket or Value Deck ticket will be loaded value. These “Jumbo” Tickets can be used throughout the Coliseum for redemption at various concession stands for food and beverages and at merchandise stands for souvenirs. Pretty cool, right? Take a look at the Jumbo Tickets page for more information, including more details on the new Value Deck. 


Like everything we do, we use technological advancements to make it even more fun to attend A’s baseball. And in doing so we’re all over the map. Literally. As of today the Ticket Services Office that you know and love is not only holding ground on the phones in Oakland, we also at a ticketing conference in Toronto and working on Spring Training at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Maybe we’ll send you a postcard.   

Free Suzuki Catcher’s Backpack with Every Renewal

 


backpackresize2.jpgYet another reason to be an A’s Season Ticket Holder… renewed ticket accounts will receive a Kurt Suzuki backpack! Free! F’real! This backpack is an exclusive item just for A’s Season Ticket Holders. You’ll notice it even says as much on the backpack. See John model the backpack like a pro. The backpack is a unique item in the shape of Kurt’s chest protector. Though please don’t actually use it behind the plate. The backpack will accompany your ticket delivery closer to the start of the season. It’s not too late to renew your ticket plan and receive this limited edition backpack.


  

 

 

 


2010sthpinresize2.jpgYou may also be interested to know that the 2010 Season Ticket Holder collectors pin has been created. The pin will be mailed with your printed tickets and backpack. Do you like the pin? We do. We thought it up! If you don’t like the pin… then your obnoxious co-worker did it.    

 

 


 Give us a ring at 510.568.5600 to renew your ticket plan or renew online today. Go A’s!

 


backpack postcard.pdf