FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 28, 2016
VICTORIA, B.C. – In the wake of a West Coast League (WCL) record 40-win season in 2016, and the franchise’s first playoff berth, the Victoria HarbourCats are extending a limited-time offer to “early bird” 2017 season ticket purchases.
All 2017 season tickets purchased before November 7 will receive free playoff tickets for the 2017 post-season. The offer is contingent on the team qualifying for the playoffs, which the club did in 2016, which was also their fourth consecutive season with an increased win total over the previous year.
Season ticket holders would retain their same seat(s) for playoffs.
“The organization has taken a lot of steps forward in the past three seasons, and we won’t change the end goal — to bring Victoria a championship, and the first step is to make the playoffs,” said Managing Partner Jim Swanson. “We got to the dance last year, and we have more to accomplish. We think people have seen our commitment to excellence in all facets of the HarbourCats organization, and we’re proud to have this community behind us.”
“This free-tickets for playoffs approach is something we wanted to offer as yet another perk to being a season-ticket holder, and in particular those who have been supporters from the beginning. Those are the people who have become our friends, who we know on a first-name basis, and who have enjoyed the journey so far.”
A season ticket guarantees your seat to every game, including all of the most popular games including but not limited to Opening Day and fireworks nights.
The HarbourCats tied a WCL home wins record in 2016, going 23-4 while playing before an average of 2,239 fans per game at Royal Athletic Park. Attendance has risen each of the HarbourCats’ four seasons resulting in Victoria placing ninth in North America for per-game attendance among summer-collegiate teams.
Historic Royal Athletic Park, which has undergone various improvements since the HarbourCats began play in 2013, has played host to many of the largest crowds in league history including the all-time mark of 5,133 who watched the HarbourCats clinch their first-ever playoff berth on June 30, 2016. More ballpark improvements are under consideration for the 2017 season, with announcements at a later date.
Season ticket options and base pricing —
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Field Level Box Seats in 2016)
$550 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
HARBOURCATS HOTSTOVE SET FOR NOVEMBER 5
The HarbourCats Hotstove is returning and will take place Saturday, November 5 at Yates Street Taphouse.
The event will be headlined by ‘meet and greet’ as well as Q & A sessions with special guests Gregg Zaun and Sid Seixeiro.
Local personality Mira Laurence will serve as the evening’s emcee.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $50 and include admission, drink ticket and door prizes. Silent auctions will also take place throughout the evening.
There will be special offers at the Hotstove, on 2017 HarbourCats tickets (vouchers) and merchandise.
Tickets are available beginning at 12:30pm on Wednesday, September 28. Visit or call the HarbourCats office: 101-1814 Vancouver Street/(778)-265-0327.
Gregg Zaun returns for his second year at the HarbourCats Hotstove. Zaun played in over 1,200 major league games in his career, spanning 16 seasons, and owns a World Series ring from 1997 with the Florida Marlins.
Since his retirement from playing after the 2010 season, Zaun has brought his experience, personality and opinions to Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts on Sportsnet as an analyst. His most notable role is as co-host of Blue Jays Central with Jamie Campbell prior to every Blue Jays game.
Sid Seixeiro is co-host of the wildly successful sports talk show ‘Tim & Sid’ on Sportsnet, along side co-host Tim Micallef. Seixeiro has gained immense popularity and a loyal following thanks to the way he conveys his honest opinions with his unique style and humour on the show.
The HarbourCats office (1814 Vancouver Street, 778-265-0327) is observing post-season hours. Hours are as follows:
MONDAY-THURSDAY – 10:00am-6:00pm
FRIDAY – 10:00am-4:00pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)