Some good news from Dodgers Land: Deep discounts offered to military personnel for 2011 season
We interrupt the mourning for the Dodgers’ sub-.500 year and the hand-wringing over the coming season, to offer some nice news on the Blue organization.
The Dodgers are doing a good deed.
Next season the Dodgers will offer several tickets at deep discounts for members of the armed forces, both active and retired.
Infield box seats that normally cost $110 will be available to military personnel at $25. Preferred field box seats that run $60 will cost $20, left-field pavilion $20 tickets will be offered at $10, and $15 reserved seats at $7.
Overall, it works out to an approximately 70% discount.
Call it a public relations move, say they’re selling seats they’d struggle to unload, label it with whatever cynical tag you’d like, in the end it’s a good deed.
The Dodgers are expanding a previous program for military personnel. Included in their new initiatives, military spouses and dependents are included in the program. And the number of tickets available per game is doubling, going from four to eight tickets.
The discounted tickets will be made available to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and their reserves. Naturally, a valid military ID is required.
The Dodgers chose to make their announcement on Veterans Day, while dozens of military members took batting practice and a tour of the Dodger Stadium clubhouse.
-- Steve Dilbeck