50-degree guarantee for 2015 home opener

Fans can redeem April 11 ticket for another game

By Rochester Red Wings | February 16, 2015 8:38 PM

The Wings won on Opening Day April 11, beating Buffalo 2-0. But since the temperature did not reach 50 degrees, fans win too.

Any ticket from our April 11 home opener can be exchanged at the Frontier Field Ticket Office for a similar price ticket to any remaining April or May home game. This includes season seat tickets. Suite tickets for April 11 can be exchanged for a Premium field level ticket.

All exchanges must be made in person at the Frontier Field Ticket Office, and not by phone or online. Please call the Ticket Office at 423-WING (9464) if you have any questions about exchanging your April 11 ticket for another April or May game.



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Rochester, NY - Pitchers and catchers for many Major League teams are already reporting to their Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida. Yet---here in Western New York---the temperatures remain frigid. With that in mind, Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason today issued a bold guarantee.

"This Friday (February 20) marks exactly 50 days away from the Red Wings home opener on Saturday, April 11. Despite the current cold and snow, I am so confident the weather will be good for our home opener that I am making a 50-degree guarantee," said Mason. "If the temperature does not reach 50 degrees at some point during our Opening Day game with the Buffalo Bisons, fans can use their Opening Day ticket for a free ticket to any other April or May Red Wings home game."


VIDEO: Watch GM Dan Mason make the 50-Degree Guarantee on snowy Frontier Field.


The normal high temperature for Rochester on April 11 is 53 degrees with an all-time high on that date of 85 degrees in 1945 according to the National Weather Service.

The Red Wings also announced that tickets for the April 11 Home Opener will go on sale online at RedWingsBaseball.com on Friday, February 20 at 9 a.m.. "We unveiled a new online ticketing system last year that made purchasing Red Wings tickets more convenient than ever," said Mason. "On Friday, fans can start using that same system again at RedWingsBaseball.com to make sure they get the best seats possible for what promises to be a tremendous Opening Day."

Ordering online at RedWingsBaseball.com is the only way to purchase tickets for Opening Day until the Frontier Field Ticket Office opens for the season on Saturday, March 28. At that point, fans can purchase tickets to any Red Wings home game in 2015 either online or at the Frontier Field Ticket Office.

The Red Wings open the 2015 season on Thursday, April 9 against the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Two days later, on Saturday, April 11, the Wings' 19th season at Frontier Field commences with a 1:35 p.m. matinee against the Bisons. For season ticket or group information, call (585) 454-1001 and press zero or visit RedWingsBaseball.com.


The Rochester Red Wings are entering their 13th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Red Wings are operated by Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. and have been a community-owned pro baseball franchise since 1957. Rochester's pro baseball history dates back to 1885.

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

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