Every time I write Reading Fightins and look at that goofy logo, I have a sudden urge to 1920s box… which is totally something you could do at FirstEnergy Stadium if you won this contest the Fightins have going on today.
Here’s the deal: Tickets went on-sale today. For each ticket you buy before midnight, you’ll be entered to win the ballpark for a day (well, a few hours). Really. From the press release:
Any Fightin Phils fan that purchases a ticket on Wednesday, February 13 will be automatically entered to “Win FirstEnergy Stadium for a Day”. All those who purchase tickets from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday are eligible for the contest. Fightin Phils fans can increase their chances to win the ballpark for an evening with each ticket they purchase.
As part of the prize package, the grand prize winner will receive the keys to the ballpark for three hours, where they will have unbridled access to the clubhouse, playing field, and much more. The winner and 50 guests will be treated to all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar at the Reading Eagle Character Pool Party. They will also have the option to utilize the video board, public address announcer, and mascots when they play baseball, kickball, or softball on the field.
Playing on the field is a given, but I’d sex it up a little bit: FIFA tournament on the scoreboard, massages (the good kind…) in the clubhouse, Old School-style athletics challenge and other assorted games of skill, pattern-cutting contests on the outfield grass, and a paintball tournament ala the 1998 Phillies during a rain delay at Pro Player Stadium.
Anyway, buy tickets here. And if you win, remember who told you about it…