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March 31: A's-River Cats at Raley Field

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**INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING MARCH 10 AT 10 A.M.**

OAKLAND A'S VS. SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS | RALEY FIELD | SATURDAY, MARCH 31 | 6:05 P.M.

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After a seven-year playoff drought, the Oakland A's made four consecutive playoff appearances following the River Cats' move to Sacramento in 2000.

In 2002, former River Cats pitcher Barry Zito won the American League Cy Young Award with the A's, posting a 23-5 record and 2.75 ERA. That season, Oakland used a 20-game winning streak and general manager Billy Beane's innovative "Moneyball" strategy to win the American League West Division title.

Entering 2012, the A's roster is full of former Raley Field stars. Tops among the list are catcher Kurt Suzuki, second baseman Jemile Weeks, shortstop Cliff Pennington and pitcher Dallas Braden. Top prospects such as first baseman Chris Carter, outfielders Michael Taylor, Jermaine Mitchell and Grant Green and pitcher Graham Godfrey are also on the verge of making an impact at the next level.


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Sacramento will host Major League Baseball for the first time in half a decade when the Oakland A's visit the Sacramento River Cats on March 31, 2012. This marks the fifth time that Raley Field has hosted the four-time World Series champion Oakland A's - the first four games were sellouts.

Tickets to the exhibition game are now on sale online to the general public as part of the Franchise Frenzy Ticket Package. The five-game ticket plan includes:

  • One (1) ticket to River Cats vs. A's exhibition game (Saturday, March 31 at 6:05 p.m.)
  • One (1) voucher to River Cats vs. Stockton Ports scrimmage (Monday, April 2 at 7:05 p.m.)
  • Three (3) vouchers to any other 2012 regular season River Cats home game (must be the same seat level or better as A's game).

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Section Frenzy Package
1 Seat
Frenzy Package
2 Seats
Frenzy Package
4 Seats
Dugout Club $230 $460 $920
Diamond $152 $304 $608
Governors $145 $290 $580
Solon $145 $290 $580
Senate $90 $180 $360
Gold $78 $156 $312
Delta $61 $122 $244
Lawn $36 $72 $144

The March 31 exhibition game marks the first time a Major League team has played in Sacramento since the River Cats hosted the A's on March 29, 2007. Since the River Cats' inaugural season in 2000, the team has hosted eight Major League games: the River Cats have played the Oakland A's (2001, 2003, 2006, 2007), San Diego Padres (twice in 2001), and Colorado Rockies (2004), while the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners faced off in an exhibition game at Raley Field in 2003.

The River Cats begin their 2012 regular season on Friday, April 13, against the Reno Aces. The opening series is a matchup of the 2011 PCL Pacific Conference Championship Series when the River Cats overcame a 2-games-to-0 deficit to win the five-game series. The River Cats have won 10 division titles in 12 years, the most of any major, American professional sports team this century.

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River Cats season ticket holders and 36-game Founders' Club ticket holders receive one complimentary River Cats-A's ticket per paid seat. Fans with 40-game flex plan Founders' Club accounts will receive one ticket per paid plan. All other River Cats season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets to the exhibition game during a special online pre-sale beginning Feb. 1, 2012. Individual tickets start at $12. For more information, call 916.371.HITS (4487) or email tickets@rivercats.com.
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