Gwinnett Braves Set Up A Hockey Day Event

A lot of hockey fans aren’t baseball fans, just based on the natures of the two sports. That’s understandable, but count me firmly in the baseball fan category. Perfect way to spend a summer weekend afternoon – beer, munchies, and lounging about. Not to mention the strategy facinates me – I’ve put up with Tony LaRussa for so long I expect every baseball game to be a chess match. 

I’m pretty sure minor league baseball’s not like that. I’ve never been to a Gwinnett Braves game, but I do enjoy minor league games. Lots of connection with the fans, and there’s a feeling that it’s more about the sport and less about the egos. Next Sunday the G-Braves are giving me an excuse to consider schleping all the way out there to see a game. They’ve organized a local hockey day. It’s mostly for minor-league/beer league/youth league teams (note the fundraising chances), but it’s still one of those rare cross-sport promotions that’re just fun.  

If you’re not part of a league or anything like that, still go ($15 for infield box? Come on.) and wear your Thrashers/Gladiators/whatever jersey or shirts. Maybe this’d be a good chance for Thrashers fans to do one of our patented tailgates. We’re excellent at beer consumption.

Here’s the info from Michael Morse, Gwinnett Braves ticket rep:

2011 Gwinnett Braves Hockey Day  

The Gwinnett Braves are thrilled to host Hockey Day Sunday August 28 at 2:05 p.m. as the Gwinnett Braves take on the Norfolk Tides. Groups of 20 or larger will receive discounted tickets and exclusive group benefits including a group PA and video board recognition, participation in a group merchandise raffle, everyone sits together, and no waiting in line for tickets. We also have many fun events and giveaways planned. You don’t want to miss this!  

Location

Individual Ticket

Group Rate (20+)

Group Rate (200+)

LAWN

$6

$4

$4

Baseline Box

$8

$6

$5

Field Box

$12

$8

$7

In-Field Box

$15

$12

$11

The Gwinnett Braves will also be offering several special incentives for groups or businesses who want to participate in Hockey Day.

Business Advertising/Table Rental on Concourse:

With a $300 purchase of any ticket combination, businesses, clubs or groups will receive a complimentary concourse table for one game to advertise products or services and distribute information. Businesses and groups can choose to use group tickets for their employees or customers. The best part about this deal is that usually it’s a $500 purchase of tickets to receive the concourse table for one game but businesses and groups that are affiliated with our theme night get the great deal of only $300.

Make it a FUNDRAISER

Need to raise money for a good cause? By participating in our Fundraising Program you can raise $2-$5 on every ticket you sell. We sell you the tickets at our discounted group rate, and you in turn sell them for up to face value. The more you sell the more money you raise. Call a Gwinnett Braves representative today for more information 678-277-0324.

Location

Individual Ticket

Group Rate (20+)

Group Rate (200+)

You Make

LAWN

$6

$4

$4

$2

Baseline Box

$8

$6

$5

$2-$3

Field Box

$12

$8

$7

$4-$5

In-Field Box

$15

$12

$11

$3-$4

You have the potential to make anywhere from $2-$5 on every ticket you sell!

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.