Archive for the 'FanFest' Category

Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Untitled-1One of the giveaway items that figures to be among the most popular this year is the Travis d’ArGnome, in honor of 2009 BlueClaws catcher Travis d’Arnaud – of course, now the starting catcher on the Mets.

d’Arnaud hit 13 home runs with the BlueClaws in 2009 in helping the team win that year’s South Atlantic League championship and will be honored with a Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway for the first 1,500 fans on June 2nd thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas.

As we’ve been noting, your first chance to get tickets for this event, as well as Asbury Park Press Dollar Weekend and all other BlueClaws games, is FanFest on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

There are several other great reasons to come to FanFest as well (including free food, the fact you’ll save $3 per ticket, and much more) detailed here.

Why FanFest?

Monday, March 14th, 2016
WhyFanFest200200There are several reasons to make sure you’re at FanFest on March 19th (10 am – 2 pm) to pick up your single-game tickets for the 2016 season.
  • Save $3 per ticket off the single-game price.
  • It’s your first chance to lock in the best seats to the best games of the season (including APP Dollar Weekend).
  • After FanFest, single-game tickets won’t go on sale until Monday, March 28th (this is new this year – in the past, single-game tickets have gone on sale the Monday after FanFest).
  • It’s a full day of free fun (free food too) and means baseball is back!
For more on FanFest, click here.

FanFest Countdown: Wallet Stickems (July 21st)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

WalletSTickAs part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

July 21st: BlueClaws Wallet Stickems thanks to Central Jersey Blood Center. They will be given to the first 1,500 fans and are perfect for storing your credit cards or business cards. They will stick right to the back of your phone.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

Multiple Dates! The BlueClaws have unveiled the Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads that will be given out at three different games in 2016.

The bobbleheads will be given out individually on three separate nights (each time to the first 1,500 fans):

  • Pork Roll: Thursday, June 30 thanks to Case’s Pork Roll Company
  • Egg: Monday, July 25 thanks to Barcelona Nut Company
  • Cheese: Wednesday, August 17 thanks to the NJEA

The three bobbleheads will come together to form a home plate and are perfect for display and will make great collector’s items!

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Irish Baseball Cap Giveaway (August 6th)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

IrishHat1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 6th: It’s Irish Heritage Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive this BlueClaws Irish Cap thanks to AJ Perri Heating & Cooling. There is a shamrock on the left side of the cap.

Irish Heritage Night is a fun-filled night that includes a pre-game musical performance in the Coors Light WRAT Trap from 5:00 – 6:45 pm. We also have a $16 package that includes a game ticket, mug, and drink voucher (Mike Kasel, 732-901-7000 ext 195).

For more on Irish Heritage Night, click here.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Power Bank Giveaway (August 18th)

Monday, March 7th, 2016

PowerBank1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 18th: BlueClaws Power Banks thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas. These will be given to the first 1,000 fans at the game that night and are portable USB charging devices. You plug your phone charger into the USB drive on the Power Bank and charge your phone on the go!

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest ’13 – Three for Three

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We mentioned yesterday that the same mother-daughter combo, Beverly and Amanda from Brick and Point Pleasant, have been first on line for BlueClaws individual game tickets at FanFest each of the last two years.

Make it three.

They noted that while they certainly had the day marked on the calendar, they did feel called out after we mentioned their streak yesterday on the BlueClaws Twitter and Facebook pages.

Congrats Beverly and Amanda. This is a streak that will certainly not be easy to match!

We did a quick interview with them, and you can listen below.

FanFest runs from 11 am – 4 pm and we hope to see you at the ballpark.

FanFest Fact of the Day

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Amanda & Beverly, a mother-daughter duo from Brick/Pt Pleasant, will be looking to make history tomorrow by being the first fans on line at FanFest for the third consecutive year.

This blog’s archives has interviews with them from both 2012 and 2011.

Can they go 3 for 3?

We’ll find out tomorrow. FanFest details.

If you go upstairs to the Press Box and Record Your Own Home Run between 12 pm and 2 pm, mentioning this blog post, Dan will give you two Opening Day tickets (first to mention only).

BlueClaws GM Hits the Airwaves

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

BlueClaws General Manager Brandon Marano was on the radio this morning, joining both WOBM stations to talk about FanFest, at FirstEnergy Park this Saturday.

He was on the AM with Bob & Marianne, an interview which you can listen to by clicking here or using the embed player below. 1160/1310 WOBM-AM, by the way, is the radio home of the BlueClaws.

Brandon was also on with Shawn & Sue (participants in the June 17th Celebrity Hitting Challenge) on 92.7 WOBM FM, which you can listen to by clicking here.

FanFest, Tickets, Etc

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

A couple of things from FanFest yesterday:

  • I (Greg) had a blast giving four ballpark tours that took everyone all the way around and ended on the field. Everyone seemed excited and we love to try to take fans where they wouldn’t otherwise get to go (like on this blog).
  • If you missed the podcast with the first fans on line, click here.
  • Here are a bunch of photos of FanFest from Facebook.
  • We raised about four carts worth of food for Lunch Break of Red Bank and Catholic Charities, two BlueClaws Community Partners. Thanks for everyone who donated.

I don’t have all the numbers but besides Dollar Weekend and Opening Day (more on this in the next couple of days, maybe tomorrow), one of the guys at the Box Office windows told me the most popular games were June 16th (Bret Hart’s Appearance), June 25th (Christie Rampone Bobbleheads), and July 14th (Vance Worley Bobbleheads and Irish Heritage Night). It figures Irish Heritage Night would sell quite well, you know, on St. Patrick’s Day.

If you did not get tickets at FanFest, they will go on sale tomorrow (Monday) morning at 10 am online, on the phone or in person.

Unrelated to this, we owe you three days of spring training game reports, and those are next.

The First Fans On Line

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

The first fans on line at FanFest this year were the same fans that were first on line last year.

Beverly from Brick, Amanda from Point Pleasant, and Joe from Point Pleasant came together and arrived at the ballpark at about 6:45. Armed with coffee, tea, a book, and a couple of chairs, they’re ready to kick off individual game ticket sales in 2012.

The trio has been coming to BlueClaws games since the ballpark opened in 2001 and expects that the group who got here second (behind them) last year will be arriving shortly.

Click here to download the podcast (right click and save link as) or to listen via your media player.

Click here for more on FanFest and we hope to see you at the park later today.

On WOBM

Friday, March 16th, 2012

BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown was on 92.7 WOBM this morning with our pal Shawn Michaels.

Listen here.

Also, we put together a “User Guide” for FanFest, with pretty much everything fans need to know about the event, which is tomorrow from 10 am – 3 pm. Click here to read the user guide.

ClawCast: FanFest Preview

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

With FanFest coming up on Saturday, we sat down for a preview podcast with BlueClaws Director of New Client Development Mike Van Hise.

We go into some detail on some of the best reasons to come out to FanFest,

Click here to download the podcast (right click, save link as, you can bring it into your iTunes to listen to later if you want), or you can of course listen below.

Necessary Links: FanFest rundown, promotional schedule, ticket package options, BlueClaws staffers Build-a-Bushel.

FanFest12: March 17th

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

FanFest is the day that individual tickets go on sale to the general public for the first time, and this year that will be on St. Patrick’s Day – aka your first stop of the afternoon.

Here are the full details, but as usual, you can save on tickets, get free food, discounts in the Claws Cove, ballpark tours, record-your-own-home-run, etc.

We’ll have more on FanFest in the coming weeks of course, including a podcast with some staff members about the event. Later today, we’ll have our “Build-a-Bushel” post, where we let staff members pick what games they would choose to come to.

So we have a lot more on the way.