REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - The Appalachian League today announced a new league-wide promotional initiative meant to encourage fans to visit various ballparks throughout the league during the 2017 season. The Map the App promotion will give fans a chance to win free tickets for games at each Appalachian League ballpark, showcasing why It's Fun to Be a Fan of Minor League Baseball.
The League will host two Map the App Weekends across its 10 teams June 30 thru July 2 and July 7 thru July 9. Each team will have contests, raffles, or other promotions during their home games on one or both of these weekends, depending on the team's schedule. Each team will hold nine contests over the course of the Map the App Weekends, with the prize for each contest being a pair of tickets to a 2017 home game for a different team in the Appalachian League. In total, each team will give away one pair of tickets to a home game for each other team in the League.
Map the App is meant to encourage fans to travel to Appalachian League games outside of their home markets. The Appalachian League has the smallest footprint of any Minor League Baseball affiliated league in the United States, with all teams located in a four-state cluster. Fans are encouraged to attend games during the Map the App weekends to learn more about how It's Fun to Be a Fan of Minor League Baseball.
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