Redbirds To Host 'Bird Watching Event On April 2

Fans Are Invited To Watch The Team During Open Practice At AutoZone Park

By Memphis Redbirds | March 25, 2013 11:26 AM ET

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Redbirds will host their fourth annual 'Bird Watching event from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at AutoZone Park. Fans are welcome to enjoy the afternoon under the sun while watching the future stars of the St. Louis Cardinals take batting practice and prepare for the upcoming season opener on April 4 (weather permitting).

Fans will receive free admittance into the ballpark that day and will be provided with complimentary hot dogs, nachos and soda.

Media outlets interested in scheduling interviews with specific players or members of the coaching staff should contact Michael Whitty at (901) 722-0293 or The team will be available for questions from approximately 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. before 'Bird Watching and batting practice begins.

Media personnel will not be allowed on the field or in the clubhouse without a credential. Completed media applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and credentials can be picked up at the box office upon entry into the ballpark.

Seasons tickets are still available and Redbirds representatives will be on hand to assist with any questions. The Redbirds again will be offering $2 refills on beer and soft drinks for Champions Club members during the 2013 season.

The Redbirds begin their 2013 Pacific Coast League season on Thursday, April 4 at AutoZone Park with a 7:05 p.m. opener against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The first 5,000 fans through the turnstiles will receive a 2013 magnet schedule presented by Victory University.

Ticket packages are currently on sale. Please call (901) 722-0299 or visit the Redbirds website at to order or for more information.

Memphis' tentative opening day roster will be announced at a later date before the season begins.

About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.

About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum ( manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

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

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