“Nooner” game for kids, and Tesseract to provide free Wifi at HarbourCats games
Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats
The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce plans for Businessperson and School Spirit Day for Literacy with Mayfair Optometric Clinic at the HarbourCats game on June 16.
On Thursday, June 16 the HarbourCats will play the Gresham GreyWolves at RAP with a special first pitch time of 12:30pm. This will allow businesspeople to spend their afternoon at the ballpark, and presents school groups with an excellent opportunity to incorporate a day at the HarbourCats baseball game as a fun, interactive learning opportunity.
All school groups will receive a special rate of $5 for general admission tickets, and already more than 1,000 students and staff have confirmed that they will attend.
"The response from area schools, and from so many businesses, has been overwhelming, and we see this game growing into something that is a very special part of our summer schedule. It will be a great day to be at the park," said Brittany French, Assistant General Manager of the HarbourCats, who runs the team’s ticket operations.
A baseball game presents diverse educational opportunities that can be applied to any number of school disciplines. Whether it is the science of baseball, or sports health and nutrition. All HarbourCats players are currently enrolled in college or university, creating a perfect tie-in.
HARBOURCATS, TESSERACT TO OFFER FREE WI-FI FOR WCL GAMES
The HarbourCats are also excited to inform fans that Royal Athletic Park will have full Wi-Fi capabilities in 2016, thanks to Tesseract Computers, located on Broughton just off Douglas.
Tesseract Computers is the official IT company of the Victoria HarbourCats, and this aspect will take that partnership to another level.
The stadium is currently being outfitted and come opening day, June 7, will offer its own free Wi-Fi network for HarbourCats games. Once in the ballpark, fans will be able to connect to the RAP Wi-Fi network, enabling them to surf the internet, and use their social media accounts during games.
"We want to make sure people can stay connected while at our games, and that way they can also tap into our on-line scoring system or even watch the streaming offering through Go Live, if they want," said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. "We have become so connected to the world through our smart phones and devices, and there are ways to add to the enjoyment of HarbourCats games by posting photos or videos to social media and letting others know what's happening at the park."
SEASON TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
HarbourCats season tickets are continuing to sell quickly and sales of 10-packs and single-game tickets are progressing at a brisk rate. Fans are encouraged to secure your seats as soon as possible as selection continues to become increasingly limited as the season approaches.
Single game tickets can be purchased online here: http://www.ticketrocket.
2016 is the fourth season of HarbourCats baseball in Victoria, dubbed the ‘Grand Slam Season’. We look to kick it off with a blast on June 7 with the Opening Night ‘Drive for 5,000’ featuring Krazy George, and tickets for that game are going fast.
“We are extremely excited about 2016, our fourth season in Victoria,” said Brad Norris-Jones, . “With the season so close, tickets have been selling very quickly, so we recommend that you act fast to secure your seats and make sure you are a part of our grand slam season.”
To buy season tickets, call the office (778-265-0327) or stop in at 101-1814 Vancouver Street.
The team office at 1814 Vancouver Street (across from RAP) has returned to in-season hours. Assistant GM Brittany French is in the office and ready to assist fans with all ticket purchasing and can take care of any other requests and questions fans may have.
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 9:00am-5:00pm
SATURDAY – 10:00am-2:00pm
SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)