There are hundreds of reasons to visit us this season at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. But as the season quickly approaches (only a handful of weeks until Opening Night), we’ll highlight the top ten reasons to cheer on the 66ers beginning April 7!
10. Promotions & Giveaways
We unveiled the 2011 Promotions Calendar last week at 66ers.com and here in The Inland Empire Insider. Bobbleheads, blankets, national entertainment acts, theme nights…we’ll have it all this year at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.
Through feedback from our loyal fans and from studying our yearly attendance patterns, we learned that fans in the Inland Empire generally prefer giveaway items over any other type of promotion. Whereas other teams across the country may find success in fireworks shows or hiring the Famous San Diego Chicken, our fans typically enjoy a bobblehead to a dancing bird.
Because you — the people that come through our gates every year — are our most important asset, we aim to give YOU what you want! We’ll honor the 2010 Cy Young Award winning performance of former 66er Felix Hernandez with a bobblehead on August 20 and commemorate 25 years of baseball in San Bernardino with several San Bernardino Spirit items this season.
There will be a bobbling heads of several real Angels stars, plus one mythical Angel on September 4 when we give away the Angels Gnome Bobblehead. And it’s not just oversized head figurines that we’ll hand out this year — don’t miss the game on August 21 for your plaid Angels hat, courtesy of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
As a whole, Minor League Baseball runs on promotions. While the game of baseball will always be the most exciting and pleasurable sport in existence, it isn’t marketable to every person in a community all the time. Teams yearly try to outdo one another in creating the most unique experience for its fans, and it usually equals a perfect place for families, workplace picnics or for a night out with friends.
That’s why this summer we want you to experience 66ers baseball at Arrowhead Credit Union Park…the way you want to experience it. Although we understand that our fans want giveaways, we couldn’t completely abandon our fireworks shows, especially on a night like the 4th of July. And we want everyone to be able to have a good time at the stadium, which is why Toyota of Redlands 50 Cent Fridays will feature discounts throughout the ballpark for all Friday home games. And while a giveaway is great, it might not entertain you all night long like the Inflatamaniacs or Christopher.
We’re very proud of our Promotions Schedule this season, and we hope you’re proud to call us YOUR home team! Look for #9 on the Top Ten list soon, and go 66ers!