Dear Season Ticket Holders:
First, we can’t thank you enough. Without you, our most-valued fans, and without our tremendous corporate partners, we couldn’t do what we do. You may not fully realize it, but you ARE the reason we love spreading the word about the Victoria HarbourCats, because we know anyone new who comes to Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP will get to meet some great people who are already in love with the team and the events around the team.
We’re completing SIX YEARS — can you believe it? Because of you. And, this year, we topped 70,000 in attendance for the first time.
Indulge me for a moment — we’re so glad to have done things that were all about you, our fans, and your comfort and enjoyment. Padded seats in the grandstand! Cupholders! A big tent for more shade while enjoying some of our great food options! New group party deck options! The special event with Challenger Baseball, Special Olympics — and the CUBANS! A concert with Chilliwack! And… and… and… that weather!
We’re proud to do all that, and more. You probably won’t be surprised that we have a few big ideas already in the works for 2019.
So…2019, that’s what this letter is also about — securing those great seats again.
We’re pleased to offer the seats on renewal at 2018 pricing for you, if you get it set up no later than September 15 (our fiscal year-end is September 30). Having this all secured by then allows us to have the ticketing system ready to fly when our schedule comes out in late October — which is quite the process, I’m sure you can imagine.
Yes, we will be moving pricing up after September 15 as well — we hope you understand the common sense here, call it a cost-of-living need with some of our operations expenses feeling inflation, the US dollar pushing us around a bit, etc. But we still strive to keep our tickets and concessions family-affordable — it’s an openly stated goal.
The other thing we are adding — PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS. We’re glad to tailor to your personal or business needs (We are maybe the most seasonal business in Victoria, so we completely understand how payments can be beneficial).
These rates are based on 27 regular season home games — but our season ticket holders who renew (or anyone who purchases new season tickets) before September 15 will get ALL additional games (including playoffs) included. (Lone exception — tickets for concerts, which we will look to do again in 2019, details to come!). Those renewing after September 15 will get any additional exhibition games, but playoff tickets will be an extra, optional cost.
**Prices include GST, City Improvement Fee, and Ticket Rocket Fees
2018 renew rate
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****Also, please note — ONLY SEASON TICKETS PURCHASED BY SEPTEMBER 15 will be eligible for “unused ticket policy” purposes in 2019. The open unused ticket process has been very costly, and rules and procedures for doing this will be made clearer in 2019.
Please renew through the office, there is no on-line process. Call me at 778-265-0327, or come in and visit at 1814 Vancouver Street.
Thanks again for all your support and I’ll see you soon!
Christian J. Stewart, Assistant General Manager
Ticketing and Media
Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club