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IronBirds – the I-95 Gem

June 2015

ironbirdsIt’s more than business as usual along I-95 with the Aberdeen IronBirds. The IronBirds gem for business is like the fastball of advertising and promotion! Whether you are a small business owner entertaining customers through a season seat membership or a large corporation planning a group event in a Luxury Suite, the IronBirds offer entertainment and dining options to boost your business.

Highlighting the IronBirds 38-game home season is the additional New York Penn League All-Star Game hosted in 2015 by Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in August. Cal Ripken, Jr., celebrating the 20th anniversary of breaking the record for most consecutive games played, will appear during several games. For example, Cal’s first appearance on Father’s Day, June 21, will feature his stories of Cal, Sr., a free Canners T-shirt giveaway celebrating the first professional baseball team in Aberdeen, for which Cal Ripken, Sr. played. Most of the 38 home games feature a promotional theme, giveaways or other memorable entertainment such as the appearances by Cal Ripken, Jr.

Look at these Business Class Member benefits that you can share with customers through a season seat membership plan. Season Seat Members enjoy pre-game, on-field player access, and personal attention from the IronBirds sales staff. There are opportunities to throw out a Ceremonial First Pitch prior to the start of a game. Couple that with personal, behind-the-scenes tours. Kids can be a Guest “Play Ball!” Kid of the Night includes the child having the opportunity to announce members of the IronBirds as they come to bat. This is the type of moment that a child and their family will cherish for many years to come. There are even National Anthem singing opportunities or Guest Radio Announcer along with Guest PA Announcers. Your personal customer service representative will arrange these experiences, set up photos of your guests and give you access to the stadium 30 minutes prior to the general public.

In addition to full season, half-season or mini-ticket plans, the Aberdeen IronBirds have outstanding dining in premier seating. Tables for 4 wait in the Extra Innings Café, presented by Hollywood Casino, situated behind Home Plate. The dining area serves a buffet for one and half hours, rotating each game through seven different menu varieties. A “Taste of Maryland” includes Maryland Crab Mac & Cheese and Roasted Old Bay Chicken. Or with “Holiday Feast” you can savor Roast Thanksgiving Turkey and Sweet Potato Pie. Or come for “Summer Picnic” to taste Southern Thick BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork. The Extra Innings Café is a perfect location to see the fireworks display following Friday and Saturday night games that are the best fireworks in Harford County.

Another dining option is the Crab Feasts at Conrad’s Crab and Seafood Deck down the first base line. The picnic pavilion has open-air seating and an all-you-can-eat buffet of steamed crabs, smoked pork BBQ, roasted herb chicken, hot dogs and more. You can also enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet on the Club Level with a Club Suite or ticket, and access to the 3 * 7 * 8 Club bar. The Club Level is air-conditioned, with private bathroom facilities, and Club ticket holders gain VIP parking. And there’s the Boh Garden on the third base line to enjoy a beer and party games during hospitality outings for large groups. Or you can enjoy Maryland specialties such as a Crab Pretzel at Conrad’s Crab stand on the first base side of the ballpark or pizza cooked in the new stadium ovens at the main concession stands.

Many corporate related functions prefer a Luxury Suite to enjoy the environment that Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium provides on the Club Level and include the Double Play buffet, the private suite with exclusive balcony seating near home plate, and many of the group benefits. These events are perfect for annual meetings, employee recognition, or social outings, but the events also work for family reunions, birthday events and private parties. In addition to the Luxury Suites, there are several party decks and group outing packages that can be arranged for 10 or more people.

All group members receive a free IronBirds hat, free parking, free “First Pitch” game program and Video Board Recognition with PA announcement. The IronBirds staff goes the extra step to accommodate charitable and non-profit organizations during the course of the team’s 36-game schedule along with events well after the season is completed. Kids can join the IronBirds Kids Club and play in the Kids Zone, sponsored by Friendly’s. The IronBirds have a new LadyBirds Club in 2015 for women of all ages, and the Club members will be invited to exclusive events ideal for women.

You will find it convenient to visit Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, within a 45-minute drive from Wilmington, DE to Baltimore, MD along the I-95 corridor. The complex is located at exit 85 on I-95, and you will see the stadium and tower on the west side of the highway.

The Ripken staff stands by to take your call, explain the many added benefits and opportunities to accommodate your business or group, and give the personal touch to customer service. You can reach the IronBirds at 410.297.9292 or online at www.IronBirdsBaseball.com. Make the call today to raise your business to the next level! I95

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