Unused 2015 tickets news, and 2016 roster update

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VICTORIA, B.C. – If you were unable to use some of your tickets from the 2015 season, you’re not out of luck. While 2015 unused tickets cannot be exchanged for entry into a 2016 game, there is a way to get value from them – for a limited time.

The HarbourCats are pleased to let fans know that unused, un-scanned tickets – from season ticket holders, 10-pack holders, or from rain dates – can be used as credit against packages for our 2016 season.

Bring your tickets to the office, and the face value will be applied toward the purchase price of either season tickets for 2016, or 10-packs – Premium Seats, or General Admission. (*Limit of one per purchase/customer.)

“This is a way to extend the value of a HarbourCats ticket to our great fans, and to thank them for their support as we saw our regular season attendance edge right up to the 50,000 mark, falling just shy of that milestone,” said General Manager Jim Swanson. “With non-league games, we surpassed 55,000, and we rose to 14th overall in collegiate summer baseball for attendance per game in 2015. This is a way to say, thank you!”

For a limited time, 2016 season tickets and 10-pack ticket packages are on sale for 2015 pricing, and there are no additional taxes or service fees, another savings for those who take advantage.

Here’s how it works:

n  2016 Premium Season ticket, $350 – less face value of one unused/un-scanned ticket

n  2016 General Admission ticket, $250 – less face value of one unused/un-scanned ticket

n  2016 Premium 10-pack, $142 – less face value of one unused/un-scanned ticket

n  2016 Gen. Admission 10-pack, $92 – less face value of one unused/un-scanned ticket

“We have 92 season tickets for 2016 confirmed already, and most of them are in the Main Grandstand, Section 10, our most popular section by a long shot because of the shade or protection from any drizzle or breeze, which we don’t get very often,” said Swanson. “That’s nearly one-quarter of the section. There are still some great seats available there, but our goal is to sell that section completely with season tickets for 2016. Sections 8 and 9, on the home team side, and Sections 11 and 12, by the third base picnic area, are popular as well.”

Current season ticket holders have been given the opportunity to secure their seats first, also at 2015 pricing, before any increases. Some ticket pricing will rise to keep in step with operational cost increases, including the weakening Canadian dollar.

A special season ticket offer for new corporate buyers is in place as well, with details available through the team office.

The West Coast League schedule is likely to be out in October, and the team will be able to print tickets off for dedicated fans at that time.

OFFICE HOURS

With the off-season now upon us, the team’s office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street will see reduced hours through August and September.

MONDAY – Closed

TUESDAY-FRIDAY – 9:30am-3:30pm

SATURDAY-SUNDAY — Closed

2016 ROSTER NEWS

The HarbourCats have already begun the recruiting process for 2016, starting with efforts to bring back players who are eligible to return. The team hopes to be able to announce some of those returning players, and some new recruits, following the West Coast League championship series, due to end next week.

Players ineligible to return, unless they choose to sit out a year of school, include IF Alex DeGoti, RHP Shawn Kennedy, RHP Henry Omana, and 2015 all-star right-hander Dominic Topoozian. The HarbourCats wish them all the best in their baseball careers, and hope they follow in the footsteps of Nick Pivetta, Gabe Clark, Quinten Torres-Costa, Logan Lombana and Nathan Lukes with an opportunity for an MLB contract. Pivetta, the opening day starter for the HarbourCats in 2013, could reach the Big Leagues this fall with a September call-up to the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded for Jonathan Papelbon in July.

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