ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball and the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that the 2014 Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Oklahoma City RedHawks will be the host club for the 37th annual seminar from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The announcement was made in Louisville, Ky., during this year's Promotional Seminar.
The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel, located just steps from the Bricktown Entertainment District and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the RedHawks, will house attendees and be the site of most of the seminar events.
"Oklahoma City has all of the attributes necessary to host a great Promotional Seminar," said Tina Gust, MiLB vice president, business development. "Its location makes it easily accessible to sports executives from around the country and the host hotel and the RedHawks are located in a vibrant downtown area that will provide attendees with a number of entertainment and dining options within walking distance."
"The Oklahoma City RedHawks are proud to partner with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the 2014 MiLB Promotional Seminar," stated Oklahoma City RedHawks president/general manager Michael Byrnes. "Oklahoma City, the Bricktown entertainment district and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will be great host venues for the event. I'm confident that our guests across the industry will be treated to a first-class event they won't soon forget."
The three-day MiLB Promotional Seminar annually features conversations and idea-sharing regarding multiple aspects of successfully operating a professional sports franchise, including sales and marketing, promotions, social media, public/community relations and more. A Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO) job fair and a trade show also take place during the event.
Next year's seminar will allow attendees to interact and network during social events, such as The Welcome Reception, Cocktail Party and Silent Auction, MiLB Charities Community Service Project and an outing at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, where the fourth annual Golden Bobblehead Awards will be presented.
Up-to-date information about the Promo Seminar can be found on Twitter at @PromoSeminar and @PBEOJobFair. More information about the 2014 MiLB Promo Seminar will be available in the coming months on MiLB.com.