MLB.com and MasterCard Worldwide
Announce Additional Discounted Tickets
MasterCard card users who purchase tickets on MLB.com can save 10% or more for select games in 2009
NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and MasterCard Worldwide unveiled today an online ticket savings program exclusively available at MLB.com/MasterCard. This program represents an extension of the Commissioner's Fan Initiative by bringing fans additional ticket price savings of 10 percent or more for select games in 2009 when they use their MasterCard card to purchase select tickets online at MLB.com and participating club websites.
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig launched the Commissioner's Fan Initiative, including the Fan Value Corner on MLB.com, earlier this season to make fans aware of the affordable ticket and event promotions offered by the 30 Major League Clubs.
"MasterCard is a fan of the baseball fan," said Robert Steeger, VP, US Sponsorships, MasterCard Worldwide. "Offering discounts to Major League Baseball game tickets is another way for us to thank our cardholders for simply choosing to pay with their MasterCard cards."
"The long-standing service MasterCard has given to baseball fans created the ideal collaborative opportunity for us to extend Commissioner Selig's commitment to making our games more affordable," said Bob Bowman, CEO, MLB.com.
Highlights of the MLB.com/MasterCard initiative include:
-- Arizona Diamondbacks: Every Tuesday home game will feature $10
discounts off Baseline Reserved seats.
-- Atlanta Braves: Beginning May 19, Golden Moon Casino Pavilion level
tickets will be offered at a $10 discount for select home games.
-- Boston Red Sox: Beginning June 5, select June and July home games will
feature a 10% discount for Outfield Grandstand tickets.
-- Chicago White Sox: Offering $10 savings off Upper Box and Upper
Reserve seats for a select home game every month, beginning April 28
against Seattle Mariners.
-- Cincinnati Reds: Offering half-price tickets for View Level seats at
every Tuesday home game.
-- Cleveland Indians: Every Tuesday home game and other select games will
feature $10 discounts off Lower Reserved and Upper Box seats.
-- Colorado Rockies: For every Value and Premium designated home game
through May 31, there will be discounts of $8 and $10, respectively,
for Pavilion, RF Mezzanine and Upper Reserved INF seats.
-- Kansas City Royals: Select home games will feature $10 discounts off
Field Box, Field Plaza, Outfield Box and View Level Infield tickets.
-- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Offering half-price tickets for Field
Box, Terrace Box, Terrace Box WC and View MVP seats for a select home
game every month.
-- Los Angeles Dodgers: Every Tuesday home game will feature 15%
discounts for Field Box and Infield Reserve seats.
-- Milwaukee Brewers: Offering at $10 discount for Club Outfield seats at
select Tuesday home games, and other select games this season.
-- Oakland Athletics: Field level tickets for more than 30 select home
games are available for $10 off the regular price.
-- Philadelphia Phillies: Offering discounts of at least 50% on Pavilion
Deck seats for select home games in July, August and September.
-- Pittsburgh Pirates: Every Sunday-Thursday home game will feature a $10
discount off Outfield Box seats.
-- St. Louis Cardinals: All weekday home games will feature a $10
discount off available individual tickets in all seating locations.
Additional clubs and ticket discount offers will be available all season long. Certain restrictions may apply. See MLB.com/MasterCard for more details.
In 2009, all 30 Major League Clubs will offer an array of promotions geared toward families and/or kids. The Fan Value Corner on MLB.com displays the numerous ticket and event initiatives available to fans while each Club's website also has a Fan Value Corner showcasing the Club's ticket promotions.
About MLB Advanced Media
Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most complete baseball information and interactivity on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game previews and summaries, extensive historical information, online ticket sales, baseball merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live full-game video webcasts and on-demand highlights, live and archived audio broadcasts of every game, Gameday pitch-by-pitch application, around-the-clock hosted and specialty video programming and complete blogging capabilities. MLB.com offers more live events on the Internet than any other website in the world.
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 21 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercard.com.
Source: MLB.com; MasterCard Worldwide
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