Athletics Offer Fans Free Trip
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.