Friday, September 26, 2008

Dodgers' PR Department Hits Home Run: Sunday Postseason Rally Comes With Free Parking, Discounted Dogs

I never thought I'd see the words "free parking" in a twelve-mile radius of Frank McCourt's name, yet here it is, much to my shock, as the Dodgers host a postseason rally at the Stadium on Sunday (from the press release):

Fans are invited to a free “Postseason Rally presented by Bank of America” this Sunday evening, September 28, at Dodger Stadium from 6-8 p.m. The event includes Dodgers alumni, musical entertainment, special pricing for Dodger Dogs and other popular items, and the welcome back of the National League West champions after their afternoon game in San Francisco (provided the game and travel circumstances allow).

"This is an important first step towards our ultimate goal," said Dodger Owner and Chairman Frank McCourt. "The entire organization, from Ned Colletti and his staff, to Joe Torre and his coaches and all of the players and staff members throughout our front office and minor leagues deserve tremendous credit for their hard work and dedication over the last eight months. We expect that this culture of winning will continue and that today is just the first of many exciting days in the month to come."

“We cannot possibly thank the fans enough for their constant support,” said Dodger President Jamie McCourt. “They have come out to Dodger Stadium all season long, through thick and thin, and they continue to embrace the team in ways that surely contributed to the team’s terrific home record.”

Sunday’s rally includes free parking, free admission, and special pricing of $2 for Dodger Dogs, soft drinks, peanuts, and nachos.

Bank of America, the official bank of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will determine the “Fan of the Rally,” who will win four tickets to one game of the 2008 National League Division Series.

The Sunset gate and turnstiles at Dodger Stadium will open at 5 p.m., and merchandise commemorating the title and the anniversary will be on sale.

FSN Prime Ticket and Dodgers flagship KABC 790 Radio will present the event live.

I'm going to try my hardest to be there. I've gotta see this free parking thing for myself.

All kidding aside, great idea, Dodgers PR department!


Neeebs (The Original) said...

Free parking, eh? For the fans maybe.

But I guarantee you that Frankie is reaping in $$ from Bank of America who is underwriting this affair.

Cynical you say? I say two words, Frank McCourt.

Marc said...

It's a nice gesture.

The free-parking is incredible. Are there hidden facility fees?