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Athletics Offer Fans Free Trip

November 10, 1997

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Season ticket holders who buy $1,500 worth of Oakland Athletics tickets next season will get a free trip to spring training in Phoenix.

The flights will originate from Oakland over the March 5-8 weekend. Fans also will get a free ticket to their choice of games against Seattle, the Chicago White Sox, San Francisco or the Chicago Cubs on March 8 in Mesa, Ariz.

Fans will be required to arrange their own accommodations in Phoenix.

``We wanted to give our fans something valuable and different,″ A’s president Sandy Alderson said Monday. ``Spring training is one of the most unique experiences in sports. Our most loyal fans deserve to enjoy a sneak preview of the 1998 Oakland A’s.″

To take advantage of the promotion, fans must pay for their season tickets by Dec. 12.

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