INDIANAPOLIS -- After clinching the International League West Division championship the Indianapolis Indians will now take part in 2012 playoffs presented by Indiana Member's Credit Union and the Indiana National Guard.
"Indiana Members Credit Union is thrilled to continue our partnership with the Indianapolis Indians for the 2012 playoffs," said Ron Collier, CEO of IMCU. "It is exciting to be associated with such a successful organization like the Indians. IMCU has dedicated itself to supporting local organizations and the communities in which we serve and this partnership allows us that opportunity. We wish the Indians a successful playoff season!"
"We are honored to be a part of the Indianapolis Indians Playoff experience," said LTC Wes Russell, Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting Commander. "Their commitment to the armed services throughout the year is amazing; they offer various military discounts and programs like Tickets for Troops that benefit our military families throughout the entire season and now into the playoffs."
"We are proud to have Indiana Members Credit Union and the Indiana National Guard as the title partners of our playoff games at Victory Field," said Indians vice president and general manager Cal Burleson. "This has been a tremendous year for Indians baseball and we are excited to see our team advance to the postseason."
The Indians will face off against International League South Division champion the Charlotte Knights in a best of five series beginning with game one and two on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6 at Victory Field. Tickets for both contests are on sale at the regular season ticket gate prices of $15 (box), $11 (reserved) and $10 (lawn).
Flex plan vouchers and Knot Hole Kids Club passes will also be accepted, while groups of 25 or more will receive discounted playoff per seat pricing of $10 (box), $7 (reserved) and $6 (lawn). During the playoffs fans can also continue to take advantage of the Indians advanced ticket purchase discount of $1 off for all box, reserved and lawn seats when purchased before midnight the day of the game.
Fans can also enjoy the special Monday Dollar Menu pricing of $1 for hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack, popcorn and potato chips at all 2012 home playoff contests.
The Indians are asking fans to support the team by wearing red throughout the playoffs. To help with this effort the first 1,000 fans to either first-round home playoff game will receive a special edition red playoff t-shirt.
Playoff tickets are available by visiting IndyIndians.com, calling the Victory Field Box Office at 317-269-2282 or visiting the Box Office at 501 W. Maryland Street. Tickets for any unplayed playoff contest will become "rain check" vouchers that can be exchanged at the Victory Field box office for a ticket to any Indians regular season home game in 2013, excluding July 4.
IL West Division Championship t-shirts and hats are always available in the Hot Corner Gift Shop and online at the MiLB.com Shop. Adult shirts are $20, youth t-shirts are available for $17 and championship hats are on sale for $19.
2012 INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:
First-Round Series (best of 5)
Wed., Sept. 5 -- vs. Charlotte Knights, 7:05 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 6 -- vs. Charlotte Knights, 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 7 -- at Charlotte Knights, 7:15 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 8 -- at Charlotte Knights, 7:15 p.m.*
Sun., Sept. 9 -- at Charlotte Knights, 2:15 p.m.*
Championship Series (best of 5)
Tue., Sept. 11 - at North/Wild Card Winner, TBA
Wed., Sept. 12 -- at North/Wild Card Winner, TBA
Thu., Sept. 13 -- vs. North/Wild Card Winner, 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 14 -- vs. North/Wild Card Winner, 7:05 p.m. *
Sat., Sept. 15 -- vs. North/Wild Card Winner, 7:05 p.m. *
* if necessary
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