Partners Announced for 'Big League Weekend'

H-E-B Steps Up to the Plate as Title Sponsor of Inaugural Baseball Event

By Bakersfield Blaze | January 23, 2013 6:11 AM ET

SAN ANTONIO - Ryan Sanders Baseball and the Texas Rangers baseball club kicked off their day-long San Antonio caravan at H-E-B McCreless Market to announce the details and corporate partner lineup for the inaugural Big League Weekend, taking place at the Alamodome on March 29-30. H-E-B will join the team as the title sponsor for this historic event.  

Partners for the H-E-B Big League Weekend include the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Missions Baseball Club, along with other Big League Weekend sponsors such as Whataburger, Frost Bank, Methodist Children's Hospital, Ford, Valero, Clear Channel Communications and Time Warner.

"Being born in Texas and based in San Antonio we couldn't think of a better corporate partner to put their name on Big League Weekend than H-E-B," said Reid Ryan, CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball. "Baseball is a game surrounded by history and family, and H-E-B has been taking care of Texas families for more than 100 years."

"This is the first baseball event in the Alamodome's 20-year history," said Cory Basso, Group Vice-President of Advertising and Marketing for H-E-B. "We are honored to be a major partner in helping to bring this historic event to our city."

The H-E-B Big League Weekend features the Texas Rangers vs. the San Diego Padres for two exhibition games at the Alamodome on Friday, March 29, at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, at 1:05 p.m.

For tickets and more information on the H-E-B Big League Weekend, go to Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 1-800-745-3000, online through or in person at the Alamodome Box office (Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

About Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers baseball club has grown to be one of the most successful organizations in all professional sports under the ownership group, Rangers Baseball Express, which took over in August 2010. Nolan Ryan currently serves as the CEO and President, as well as part owner in that ownership group. In the 2010 season, the Rangers won the A.L West for the first time since 1999 and appeared in the World Series back-to-back years. In 2012, the team set a franchise record with 3.46 million fans and also established club records with 38 sellouts and 59 crowds in excess of 40,000.

About Ryan Sanders Baseball
Ryan-Sanders Baseball is the ownership group of the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Clubs. The organization has emerged as one of the most successful ownership groups in Minor League Baseball, with both clubs consistently ranking at the top of league attendance charts. The Express are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Rangers and the Hooks are the Double-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros. In addition to Ryan and business partner Don Sanders, the ownership group has several others with baseball connections in Texas, including Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Craig Biggio and Jeff Kent.  As a partner of the Rangers and Big League Weekend, Ryan Sanders baseball has been tasked with turning the Alamodome into a baseball stadium.

About H-E-B
Renowned for its innovation and community service, H-E-B, with sales of more than $18 billion, operates 337 stores in Texas and Mexico. The company is recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. It strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more than 150 communities. For more information, visit

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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