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Astros Announce Fan Appreciation Events for Final Homestand08/24/2012 10:10 PM ET
By Hunter Reed / Greeneville Astros
Greeneville, TN - The Greeneville Astros have announced a schedule of Fan Appreciation events for their final homestand as well as procedures to purchase potential playoff tickets as they near the end of their ninth season at Pioneer Park. The team is chasing a spot in the Appalachian League playoffs while visiting the Danville Braves through Saturday before returning home for a final three-game series against the Bluefield Blue Jays beginning on Sunday, August 26 and concluding with the season finale on Tuesday, August 28.
"We are very excited to offer our fans and season ticket holders these unique opportunities over our final three games," said General Manager David Lane. "We really appreciate all the Astros fans that have supported our club and really been a part of the team over our first nine seasons here in Greeneville."
Game-Worn Jerseys Available
For the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to purchase both the home and road game-worn jerseys of the Greeneville Astros. There will be a three-day silent auction featuring every game jersey worn by a member of the 2012 team. Furthermore, because some jerseys are re-used from year to year, select jerseys of past players may also be available.
The first opportunity to place a bid on the jerseys will begin when the gates open at 5:00pm on Sunday, August 26 and the silent auction will continue over the next two games until the end of the seventh inning on Tuesday, August 28.
Bidding for each jersey will begin at $75, but a special "Buy it now" option will also be available. For fans unable to make it to the game, bids by phone may be taken until 5:00pm on each day of the event by calling (423) 638-0411.
Purchase Potential Playoff Tickets
The Greeneville Astros have an opportunity to make the Appalachian League playoffs for the first time since 2004. If the team qualifies, they have the potential to play up to three playoff games at Pioneer Park. Fans may now begin purchasing tickets in advance to these postseason games at the Astros ticket office. Tickets will be $9 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission. Youth and senior discounts for general admission will apply.
Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase their current seat location for postseason baseball. However, payment must be made by Monday at 5:00pm in order to guarantee their seats. After that time, all tickets will be released and available to the general public.
To purchase playoff tickets, fans can contact the Astros Ticket Office at (423)638-0411, or go online at www.greenevilleastros.com.
Fan Appreciation Sale
Nearly all the merchandise at The Upper Deck, official team store of the Greeneville Astros, has been marked down as much as half-priced as part of the Astros Fan Appreciation Sale going on through the end of the season. Discounted merchandise includes hats, apparel, novelty items, trading cards, bats and balls.
Final Homestand Events
In addition to all the previously scheduled events taking place over the final homestand, the Astros have added even more.
Over the three-game series, fans can now take advantage of Walgreens being on site for flu vaccines while attending the games. They will be set up on the concourse offering this service for a small fee.
Sunday will be University of Tennessee Night. Discounted $3 tickets will be available for alumni and fans wearing UT gear, and there will be great prize drawings including Vols football tickets. There will also be a buy one, get one free ticket offer. Fans arriving early will also receive an Astros stress ball giveaway and have the opportunity to play Baseball Bingo for a chance to win an Astros prize pack.
On Monday, there will be a mystery autographed baseball for early-arriving fans. The Knoxville Zoo will also be on hand with their travelling exhibit. Every Monday is also Kids Nite Out presented by Takoma Regional Hospital with great activities for kids. Kids Club members will get an autograph session and pizza party with the entire Astros team prior to the game, and then all kids will get to run the bases after the game. For adults, it is Monday Mug Night with drink specials at the Tiki Hut.
Finally, the season finale on Tuesday will be Fan Appreciation Night presented by Verizon. There will be numerous drawings and prizes given away throughout the evening. It will also be a $2 Tuesday with numerous discounts throughout the stadium including a special $2 general admission ticket. Then, after the game, the regular season will conclude with a spectacular season finale fireworks show presented by Landair.
The Greeneville Astros are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. For more information on the Astros, call (423) 638-0411.