IronPigs Season Ticket News: “Patio Night” Returns, and 222 Game For Free

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The IronPigs are as anxious as we are to get out of this Winter and get into some Spring and some baseball.

I just received an email as a full season ticket holder announcing that once again we’ll get a free night in the patio at the start of the season.  This has been a season ticket holder perk for the past couple years, since they discontinued the batting practice parties.

The potential “patio days” are:  Opening night:  Thursday April 9, Charlie Manuel Bobblehead Night, Monday April 13, and Jackie Robinson T-Shirt Night, Tuesday April 14.  Full season ticket holders will be receiving tickets to the patio for one of those three days–rain or shine–congruent with the number of seats in your account.  Since you’ll need BOTH your regular ticket for admission to the park AS WELL AS your patio ticket, make sure you don’t give your seats away for that night.

During the patio days, they usually have regular ballpark fare in a buffet for us:  hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad and chips.  Sodas.  It’s not great, but it’s free.  You can sit out there and eat–watch the game from there or go back to your regular seat.  I think the past two years I’ve gone up to the club after eating because the weather was bad each time.  In fact, once it was rained out–but you can bet I got my free food!  😉

I’m unsure if they have additional dates or if this is available for other sized ticket plans, because I have only full-season packages this season.  See the comment section for responses from those with other plans, if additional information is available.

Also, save the date for Tuesday, April 7.  That’s the 222 Showcase game with Reading, and this year it’s at Coca Cola Park!  Full season ticket holders receive complimentary tickets to this game–again, in accordance with the number of seats in your account.  All seats are General Admission, and only the lower bowl is open for this game, usually.  Tickets will be available to the public for $5.00 each, to benefit IronPigs Charities.  Hopefully, the weather will be good this season, as I’d like to see us generate a good crowd to cheer on the players on both teams, and raise some money for IronPigs Charities.

If you are interested in a full-season ticket for the IronPigs, please call the ticket office and one of the nice ticket reps will let you know what’s available.  Full season tickets also receive the nicest thank-you gift on pick-up day, and $4 of loaded value per ticket for the first 36 games, in addition to the “free” picnic described above.

Ticket packages will be available for pick-up starting on Wednesday, March 11, at 10AM.  In the past, my experience has been that this date may change due to ticket stock and gifts arriving and the like, so re-confirm as it gets closer.  Here at the Horn and Bell Blog, we’ll try to keep you up to date as much as we can!

National Pig Day will be celebrated in the Lehigh Valley on Saturday, March 7.  Times and events have yet to be announced, but the IronPigs usually provide a self-guided ballpark tour at Coca Cola Park, some free hot dogs and coffees, free yard signs, and maybe a mascot or two will be around.  Stay tuned.  It’s also the first day in which you can purchase single-game tickets.  It’s important to get them early this year, as day-of-game tickets will cost you an extra $2 over the pre-purchase price!  Finally, General Manager Kurt Landes is hoping to have some progress made on the new left field hospitality seating area, the Pig Pen, so that we can take a look on Pig Day.  Again, more news on that, to come.

That’s it from Bacon-ville,


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