City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: Feb. 17, 2010
Spring Training Opening Day
Indians @ Reds in Goodyear
Friday, March 5
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Feb. 17, 2010) Join the celebration and welcome the Cincinnati Reds for their inaugural Spring Training season in Goodyear.
For their first game on Friday, March 5, the Reds play the Cleveland Indians, returning to Goodyear Ballpark for their second season with the Cactus League. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., and the game begins at 1:05 p.m.
Come early and enjoy on-field pre-game activities, fan giveaways, and a special flyover by F-16s from Luke Air Force Base.
Visit www.goodyearaz.gov/ballpark or call 623-882-3130 for tickets or information and special events and promotions. Goodyear Ballpark is located at 1933 S. Ballpark Way. From Interstate 10, exit Bullard Avenue or Estrella Parkway and go south.
Goodyear Ballpark is the home of the Ultimate Spring Training Experience, and is now booking these special packages:
On-field Souvenir Photo - $150
Includes: 4 Infield Box tickets, 1 parking pass and up to 4 people per photo.
Photo is taken on the field 30-60 minutes prior to game.
Grounds Crew Experience - $250
Includes: 4 Infield Box tickets, 1 parking pass and photo of participation.
One guest will meet the grounds crew for a pre-game training session, sit in the dugout for half an inning, remove and re-install 2nd base during the 3rd inning field drag. Must be 18 years of age or older.
First Pitch - $500
Includes: 4 Infield Box tickets, 1 parking pass, PA introduction, photo and autographed baseball.
Participant will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch during pre-game activities at selected game.
The Ultimate Spring Training Experience packages have limited availability and some restrictions apply. To book an experience, call Goodyear Ballpark's Ticket Office at 623-882-3130.
Other special offers and discounts at Goodyear Ballpark include:
Military Appreciation Day
March 5 is also Military Appreciation Day, highlighting military presence, recognition, and special group rate ticket discounts for active duty, retired military and Guard/Reserve personnel with valid ID.
Goodyear Resident Days
Locals can take advantage of $2 to $3 discounts on Outfield Box, Outfield Reserved and Berm tickets on Goodyear Resident Days - March 5, 6, 7, 30, 31 and April 1, 2 and 3. Proof of Goodyear residency required. Offer available at Goodyear Ballpark Ticket Office only.
Special $5 berm tickets are available on Ohio Days, when the Reds and Indians play each other: March 5, 6, 17 (7:05 p.m.), 18 and April 2 and 3.
Senior and College ID Days
On weekday games, seniors and college students can enjoy $2 to $3 discounts on Outfield Box, Outfield Reserved or Berm tickets with valid ID.
Family Fun Pack
Available every Friday and Sunday, the Family Fun Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four small sodas and four bags of chips. Valid for tickets in Outfield Reserved at $48 and Berm at $40 per Family Fun Pack.
For all games, group pricing discounts are available to active duty, retired military and Guard/Reserve personnel with valid ID.
Saturday, March 27 at 1:05 p.m.
The United States Navy Leap Frogs parachute onto the field during the pre-game activities. As part of Navy Week - Phoenix, U.S. Navy representative will visit ballparks and local high schools to promote awareness of its mission. Meet the Leap Frogs and checkout the interactive displays.
Kids Run Bases
Kids can run the bases after every Saturday and Sunday game.
A limited number of autograph tickets are available and will be distributed before gates open for games every Wednesday and Thursday throughout March, except for the 7:05 p.m. game on March 17. This is the perfect opportunity for fans to collect autographs from home team players before the games start.
Fan Appreciation Days
April 2 and 3, Goodyear Ballpark celebrates Fan Appreciation Days with special give-always between each inning.
Be sure to catch your Cactus League favorites at Goodyear Ballpark. Purchase tickets in person at the Ballpark Ticket Office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or, visit www.Reds.com or www.Indians.com.