Results tagged ‘ Fans ’

Michael Jackson Themed Fireworks Playlist

We were asked on the @ticketservices Twitter feed for the playlist from the Saturday, May 28 Michael Jackson themed fireworks show. Our pleasure to supply.  

Wanna Be Startin’ Something

Billie Jean

The Way You Make Me Feel

Black or White 

Man in the Mirror

PYT (Pretty Young Thing)

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

Bad

This photo was taken from the third deck on a tripod. The photographer was dancing during the photo shoot.

A’s Emails: New and Improved

Are you signed up to receive A’s emails? If you have been for a while you might have noticed some changes this season. And if you’re not signed up, get on board and check out what you’re missing.

In past seasons, the Monday email was titled Ticket Guide and the look was a little different. This season, the Ticket Weekly: Your Official Source for Athletics Tickets is more simple, contains less clutter, and is a handy tool for upcoming games, series, ticket offers, and special discounts.

The most notable changes to A’s email, however, is The Trumpet. Formally A’s Fastball, we renamed the bi-weekly email, sent shortly before each homestand, to something that was more relevant to the A’s. We went through many rounds of potential titles. Some were OK, some just awful. When “The Trumpet” was suggested it was easily the best choice without having any negative connotations (“The Trunk” comes to mind). Elephants “trumpet” when they speak and to trumpet something is to announce or call attention. Perfect. Our elephant logo and mascot tied in with the name of our newsletter was solidified. And in the process of the name change, we’ve also tried to make the text within The Trumpet less business, more jovial. The lead area is a short form editorial on what’s happening or coming soon. The blurbs about ticket offers or player appearances are often meant to be witty (but not always, we know). Check out a recent edition of The Trumpet on a webpage.

All fans can sign up for The Trumpet and other A’s emails at oaklandathletics.com. We’d love to bombard you with information!  

2010 Schedule & Info at oaklandathletics.com/2010

We’ve been busy. Very busy. Did you see this news today?… Oakland Athletics Unveils 2010 Schedule. And just as import… Team Also Announces Season Ticket Pricing will be Reduced an Average of 10% Next Year. Told you we’ve been busy. With the continued help of Major League Baseball and our Marketing Producer, Adam, we built an E-Brochure for all 2010 ticketing news at oaklandathletics.com/2010. This is a one stop shop for everything tickets throughout the offseason. When season ticket plan renewals are ready, you’ll find the link available on that page. When parking can be purchased, you’ll find it there. Have a Fielder’s Choice Plan and want to pick the games online? You know where you can eventually find it. Visit oaklandathletics.com/2010 now and throughout the offseason. Right now, it’s the best resource for 2010 game schedule, ticket plan game dates, and ticket plan pricing. Reduced pricing, don’t forget, as season ticket pricing will drop an average of 10%. As Jim Leahey, A’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, states, “We recognize that the economic environment continues to be difficult. Given that reality, we will continue to do everything we can to make our product as affordable as possible. As our exciting young group of players develops into a contending team, we want to reward fans who make the commitment to be a part of that growth. Our 10% season ticket price decrease is another example of our efforts to make A’s baseball accessible, affordable, and value-driven. That value will be even more meaningful to fans given the attractive schedule in 2010.”

 

That attractive schedule includes two visits each by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, along with a visit from the cross-bay San Francisco Giants. Not too shabby.  

 

Let us know if you have any questions about the 2010 season and your season ticket plan. We can be reached at the Season Ticket Holder Hotline at (510) 568-5600, via email at tickets@oaklandathletics.com, in the Ticket Services Office, or simply post a note in this blog forum. We’re always happy to help.         

 

Spread the Love

We recently read the nice notes about Ticket Services in a thread on athleticsnation.com. Much appreciated. We’re definitely letting it go to our heads. No really, we’re always happy to help.

As you may have noticed the home schedule is a bit heavy in August and September. We hope you’re enjoying the increased offensive production since the All-Star Break. Off the field, we have a lot to do in Ticket Services these days as we continue strong in 2009 as well as look forward to 2010. 

Keep the compliments coming! We look forward to assisting you.  

 

Let The Games Begin! (And a Free Event too.)

“Spring has sprung.” You’ll find that line used a lot this time of year. It’s catchy and cute, even though not very original. It is honest. Spring Training, at least the out-of-state variety, is complete. Right about now the A’s are taking the field for the first of three Bay Bridge Series games. The culmination of the series is in Oakland on Saturday. 1:05 start. But there’s also a special event on Sunday. Fan Appreciation Workout Day is this Sunday, April 6. Parking and admission are free to all fans. Here’s the skinny:

The A’s are pleased to announce a FREE “Fan Appreciation Workout Day“, presented by Sports Gallery, which will take place onSunday, April 5at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Fan Appreciation Workout Day will give fans a chance to preview the complete A’s roster as the team holds its final workout before Opening Day 2009.Admission is FREE, parking is FREE. Parking gates open at 8 a.m. The event takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information click here. Enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark, check out the team, arrive early for a chance to receive an autograph voucher. 1,600 randomly distributed autograph vouchers will be handed out upon entry at the gates until gone. Q & A, photo areas, and more will continue throughout the event.

We’ll see you at the ballpark this weekend!

autograph.jpg
Photo, as usual, by Travis LoDolce. Can you guess who’s hands those are?

Phoenix Fly By

Hard to believe the Spring Training season has just one week remaining. Over the past few weeks the A’s have played some great baseball, upping the ante in the American League West. Since we’re mostly focused off the field perhaps you’d take a stroll with us around Phoenix Muni and even on a road game?

Triplets Sela, Ari, and Alex, better known to fans as TripleFire!, jam outside the main entrance to Phoenix Muni as guests enter. You can see them play again this Friday, March 27 around 6pm as the A’s host the Padres at Muni for a rare 7:05pm night game.

-newsmalltriplefire.jpg

-newsmalltriplefireband.jpg


Inside the ballpark a couple of the newest A’s take batting practice. Nomar Garciaparra and Orlando Cabrera fist bump when they exchange spots in the cage.

-newsmallbp.jpg

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins visits with Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre in the visiting dugout prior to the game. Jenkins later signs autographs on the concourse for donations to his charitable fund. Joe Torre signs copies of his new book for Jenkins’ fund.

-newsmalltorrejenkins2.jpg


Glen, A’s fan of the game, tosses the ceremonial first pitch. Steee-rike!

-newsmallglen.jpg


Visiting the A’s on a road game, we watch Mark Ellis take a pitch inside for a ball at the Indians’ ballpark in Goodyear.

-newsmallellis.jpg


In the seats we spark up the conversation with friendly A’s fans. Sue and Tom from the Bay Area share some of their experiences at Spring Training.
Tom tell us, “Our trip to see the A’s in Arizona is our first robin of the spring — we try never to miss it.We love the associations and friendships we’re building — and the instant camaraderie a team jersey supplies with friend and baseball foe.We stopped at a restaurant in Palm Springs and immediately struck up a conversation with some young guys in Dodger Blue — the common language of baseball made the introductions automatic and the friendly exchange irresistible.Or the Rockies fan at the motel who came over to tell us what a steal we got in Matt Holliday. We also enjoy the head start we get on seeing the team’s prospects — “the young talent”as Sue says –because the stats alone just can’t substitute for seeing them ‘live.'” Thanks Tom and Sue! We’ll see you in Oakland.

-newsmallticketholders.jpg


And speaking of die-hard fans. Who should we find in left field? The Oakland Left Field Bleacher Crew. With flags and all. Thanks for A’s love folks.

-newsmalllfbleachers.jpg

See you back in Oakland before we all know it. First game at the Coliseum is Saturday, April 4 @ 1:05pm. The Giants visit for the annual Bay Bridge Series.

The home opener is a Friday night game! Pretty sweet, no? The Mariners come to town on Friday, April 10. Game time at 7:05pm.

Finally, this will eventually be a separate blog entry, the A’s host a free event on Sunday, April 5 from 11am to 3pm. Fan Appreciation Workout Day features the full A’s 25-man roster before the team departs to Anaheim to start the season. Parking and entry are complimentary to all fans. A great way to jump into the A’s baseball season.