Fans can get their first glimpse of the two teams vying for the 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game during a free workout session on Monday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park. The gates open at 1:15 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No ticket is necessary and parking is free for this event.
The International League Champion will commence a 90-minute batting practice session at 1:30 p.m. and immediately following the IL workout, the Pacific Coast League will complete a similar workout that lasts from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photographs are permitted although fan autograph requests will be at the discretion of the individual player and team.
The Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is a one-game, winner-take-all contest featuring the champions of the International League and Pacific Coast League and will be televised live to a national audience on the NBC Sports Network on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets for the Triple-A National Championship Game start at just $11 and can be purchased by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447), by visiting ironpigsbaseball.com or by stopping by the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
Club Level seats are still available for the National Championship Game and feature the best amenities at Coca-Cola Park, including access to the Club Bar (Coca-Cola Park's only full-service bar) and a climate-controlled indoor lounge area. Additionally, Club Level seats are padded and include additional leg room.
The Ultimate Tailgate Party presented by 99.9 The Hawk begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and features a wide array of activities and promotions, including:
- Free parking until 4 p.m.
- $1 hot dogs, $3 hamburgers and $3 domestic drafts.
- An appearance by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
- Free tailgate-style games and activities for fans young and old.
- An opportunity to win signed IronPigs and National Championship Game related memorabilia.
A covered tent encompasses the Ultimate Tailgate Party which will take place in the Cherry Coke preferred parking lot located near the AT&T Plaza and Coca-Cola Park's main entrance. The tailgate is a rain or shine event.
Local support for the 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is provided by Air Products, Allentown Beverage, BSI Corporate Benefits, Discover Lehigh Valley, The Lane Agency, Lehigh County, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Sanofi Pasteur, Service Electric Cable TV & Communication, ServiceMaster Cleaning and 99.9 The Hawk. Additionally, Service Electric's Emmy-award winning television crew will handle the production of NBC Sports Network's national broadcast.
The 2013 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.