River Cats launch iPhone app

Sacramento is first MiLB team with new ticket sales capability

By Sacramento River Cats | December 7, 2010 8:44 AM ET

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats announced today the launch of the official River Cats iPhone application. The River Cats are the first Minor League Baseball Team in the country to release an iPhone application that allows fans the ability to purchase tickets directly through the app.

The app was developed in partnership with Critical Technologies Group and is available for free for all Apple mobile products including iPhone, iPad, iTouch, etc., via the iPhone App Store. Individual-game tickets, which start at $7, will go on sale through the app starting Feb. 7, 2011. Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans are currently available for purchase at www.rivercats.com.

In addition to purchasing tickets from the application, other features include:
* Live game pitch-by-pitch and in-game updates
* A social media hub with direct Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare feeds
* The season schedule integrated with Art of Baseball pictures drawn by students from around the Sacramento community
* Promotion and giveaway listings
* River Cats news and standings
* Special offer notifications

An Android version of the River Cats app will be available in early 2011.

About Critical Technologies Group
Critical Technologies Group, LLC is a creative technology firm specializing in mobile development. CTG was founded in 1998 and is based in Richmond, Va. The company's apps have been featured in the "Top 5" of the iTunes App Store, as well as six consecutive "Top 100" releases in the Sports category. Their apps have been downloaded more than 50,000 times in the last six months, with total usage of more than 2.5 million total user interactions. For more information on CTG and their services and apps, please visit www.ctgweb.biz.

Coming up
The River Cats begin the 2011 season on Thu, April 7, when they host the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners) at Raley Field, at 7:05 p.m. Individual tickets for 2011 River Cats games, which start at $7, can be purchased through the new iPhone app beginning Feb. 7, 2011. Season Tickets, Mini-Plans and Flex Plans are currently available at www.rivercats.com, or by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). For more information about the 2011 River Cats season, please visit www.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com.

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

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