Minor League Team Offering Free Tickets for Life to Fans Who Get Logo Tattoo

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 22, 2014


How badly do you want free tickets for life?

The Syracuse Chiefs—the International League team affiliated with the Washington Nationals—will be hosting a Carmelo's Ink City Tattoo Night on July 1. Any fans who get a tattoo of the team's logo that night will get free tickets for life to Chiefs games.

That's right. Free tickets for the rest of your days.

Fans won't have to pay to get the tattoo at the game, so there's a chance more than a few people actually take the Chiefs up on this offer.

Update: Wednesday, July 2 at 4:45 p.m. ET

As it turns out, the promotion was a huge hit. It was so big that the team had to turn away some fans who wanted to take part in the promotion.

The team had apparently only planned to give away 36 certificates. Syracuse.com's Lindsay Kramer shared the details of the story: 

The Chiefs had originally planned to have the tattoos inked in their Hank Sauer Room from 6 to 10 p.m. during Syracuse's game against Buffalo. When early forecasts of thunderstorm put the game in doubt and fans' travel in question, Chiefs general manager Jason Smorol decided to pass out certificates for the first three dozen fans at the gate.

Fans had reportedly started lining up around outside of the team's offices around noon, which was six hours before the gates were set to open. Just before 5 p.m., Smorol decided to hand out the certificates to the first 36 people in line.

The fans who received the certificates then went over to a local tattoo parlor to hold up their end of the deal.

Here are a few pictures from the promotion:

[Twitter, Syracuse Chiefs]

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