Last year the Arizona Diamondbacks moved into their new Spring Training home Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This state-of-the-art facility was the talk of the Cactus League bringing first class fan experience to the Phoenix valley after 12 years in Tucson.
As part of that first year the Diamondbacks wanted to offer a fun event to their Season Ticket Holders. They came up with a Spring Training event where full and half-season ticket holders could attend a Diamondbacks Spring Training game. Before the game fans were able to meet Diamondbacks players in an informal autograph session. The game was catered with all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and water.
The event was highly successful and sold out within just a few short days of when they became available. It was an outstanding experience and one fans talked about not only during Spring Training but throughout the regular season as well.
Yesterday the Arizona Diamondbacks Season Ticket Sales team announced the second annual Season Ticket Holder Spring Training event. It will be held on Saturday March 10th. The Diamondbacks will host the Seattle Mariners in Cactus League action. It is a rare night game at Salt River Fields.
Prior to the game the team will host Season Ticket Holders to an autograph session and provide all-you-can-eat food for the game. The cost for this evening of fun was announced at $35. This is quite a value and a testament to the Diamondbacks striving to remain the best value in baseball.
I immediately reserved two spots to the event in hopes of having another wonderful time. I was obviously not the only one excited for this event. The Season Ticket Sales team announced this morning that the event had sold out in less than 24 hours. This may be the first event in team history to sell out in less than a day. (Key word here is event not game. There have been several games sell out that quickly.)
It should be noted that the Spring Training game for March 10th is not sold out, only the Season Ticket Holder event. The reason for the sell out is that they have a finite amount of time to allow everyone an opportunity to receive an autograph and to ensure everyone is fed.
This event is becoming a very popular tradition which hopefully the Diamondbacks will continue. Perhaps if demand continues to grow the Diamondbacks will consider adding a second event to the spring schedule.