VIATEC Party Deck the place to be this summer

Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats

The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to introduce the VIATEC Party Deck to be featured at Royal Athletic Park for select West Coast League games in 2016.

Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) began in 1989 as a way to connect people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote Victoria’s thriving and growing technology sector.

The VIATEC Party Deck will be located on the first base side of Royal Athletic Park, overlooking the HarbourCats dugout. VIATEC and their members will have the party deck for five dates throughout the season on a special deal. During those five dates, members will be provided with special pricing for a game ticket, beer and a burger, and more importantly a chance to socialize and wind down outside of the office environment.

A fitting nod to the technology sector, VIACTEC branding will appear on the ballpark’s video scoreboard every game promoting the Party Deck and enhanced WiFi available at the stadium, which is provided by Tesseract Computers.

"VIATEC has really come to embody what the 'new Victoria' is all about, a growing, vibrant, futuristic segment that is boosting the region's economy, and the people behind it, like Dan Gunn, are true leaders in our community," said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner of the HarbourCats.

"The ballpark has, for many people, become the new golf course for people to unwind, but also to talk business and scope out new opportunities. VIATEC believes our family-style but upbeat environment is a perfect venue to brainstorm in a comfortable setting -- and we agree."

Special VIATEC dates are as follows:

Friday, June 17

Thursday, June 30

Friday, July 1

Thursday, July 28

Friday, August 5


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.

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.

Tickets for June 7 are available here--

“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. For opening night, most of the grandstand is already sold out.”

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)

Jim Swanson (Managing Partner, Victoria HarbourCats) 778-265-0327

Brad Norris-Jones (General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats) 250-888-2003

Brittany French (Assistant GM, Victoria HarbourCats) 778-265-0327

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