Results tagged ‘ Season Tickets ’

Predicting the Future

As mentioned on our @ticketservices Twitter feed, Gio Gonzalez was on last night’s Season Ticket commemorative ticket stock. Every offseason, shortly before the thick of the holiday season, a few of us in the Ticket Operations Department pour over photos, creating a theme, and assigning each photo to specific games throughout the season. We want each ticket to be unique and we hope that each ticket will be memorable. Consolidated Printing, the company that prints the tickets, then helps with the design. We recently placed Trevor Cahill on a night that he pitched, similar to Gio’s ticket last night. Boy, did Gio pitch a gem last night or what? A leadoff hit by the Marlins and then not another the rest of the night. A’s win 1-0. We called that one in December.

Happy Halloween Hip Hop

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here in the Ticket Services office. Between all the candy, great costumes, candy, and the tricks (did I mention candy?) it’s hard to not have a fun time. The holiday spirit prompted your esteemed service representatives to hit the music studio to film what we hope to be the next Billboard #1 smash hit. Check it out and tell us what you think!

Happy Halloween Video (click here) >>

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(L ro R: Cauldron Catherine, Wolfrep John, DJ Bride of Laurenstein, “Who’s Your” Mummy Matt, and FrankAndrew.) 

 

Jam to the song and video while you carefully carve Spooky Pumpkin Stencils with an A’s theme (kids ask your parents first).

 

Also, don’t forget that with Halloween comes that time of year to renew your season tickets! Keep a close eye on your email inbox and postal mail in the coming weeks for the 411 on your 2011 A’s Season Tickets! 

 

Special thanks to JibJab.com for the music and video.

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.

 


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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.

 

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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! 

Today is Early Bird Deadline Day

You ever look at a date on a calendar and think, “That’s so far away.”? Sometimes it feels like that day will never come. Then – BAM – that date has arrived and all of a sudden have to get your wife a birthday gift. Today might be one of those days. Friday, December 18 – today – is the Early Bird deadline day. We know, it came fast. But by renewing in full today you will receive 2 FREE Field Infield tickets ($70 value). Accounts renewing tickets of at least $1,500 will receive a deeply discounted 18 person luxury suite for only $200 ($1600 value). See complete details about Early Bird Benefits.  

If you’re not interested in Early Bird benefits, but still want to renew your tickets the A’s now offer an online Payment Plan. You can renew your plan in three installments. Pay one-third today and additional one-third payments of the total will be spread out over the next three months. To pay in full or participate in the payment plan, visit your My A’s Tickets account.

Our smiling Ticket Services crew is standing by on phones to help you with your renewal. Don’t leave you or your wife hanging.


 


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Contact A’s Ticket Services at (510) 568-5600 or tickets@oaklandathletics.com 

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.         

 

Giamback

Tower Of Power released an album in 1974 titled ‘Back to Oakland’, so we certainly understand if you spin this album over the next few days with the announcement of Jason Giambi’s return to the A’s in 2009. The Ticket Office was abuzz yesterday after the press conference with high-fives and phone calls. The excitement was not limited to just this office; the idea of the 2000 MVP and five time All-Star back in green and gold thrills many throughout the front office. Optimism is equally high. The recent acquisition of perennial All-Star Matt Holliday, coupled with the maturation of several younger players, will make the A’s an exciting and competitive team to contend for the 2009 AL West title. 

 

Season Ticket Holders can renew ticket plans online at oaklandathletics.com/2009. Individual game tickets go on sale January 24. Please reach out to Ticket Services if you have any questions.

Cactus Crazy, A Spring Training Update

We’ve received a number of questions in the past few weeks regarding requests for Spring Training information. Love it! Phoenix Muni is a terrific ballpark in an outstanding area. It’s not far from downtown Phoenix, about a mile from the heart of ASU in Tempe, and a very short drive from Scottsdale. The Papago Park training facility is just a mile or two up the road from Phoenix Muni. And the A’s, with a wealth of young prospects, should be a ton of fun to watch. It’s no wonder fans are already excited for Spring Training. Here’s where we stand on Spring Training…

* We’re awaiting a complete schedule. Expect A’s games in Arizona to commence Wednesday, February 25, 2009, with the first home game at Phoenix Muni on February 27. Arizona games will end Wednesday, April 1. Hope to have a complete schedule to share by mid-October. Expect about 18 home games.

* There is no change in pricing for A’s Spring Training in 2009. Prices will remain the same as 2008. Season Tickets are available for the full Spring Training duration. Group tickets (at least 20 guests) are available, often at a discount. Luxury Suites and a pre-game BBQ area are available for rent too. Current Spring Season Ticket Holders should receive renewal information in early November. Email spring@oaklandathletics.com or phone (510) 568-5600 with questions.

* The A’s do not book travel packages directly with the team. Sports Travel and Tours can assist you with all of your travel package needs at sportstravelandtours.com.

Does this information help? More is on the way soon! So start dreaming of springtime Arizona weather as rain permeates the Bay Area forcasts for this weekend.