Feb 2, 2013 6:46 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. - Over 500 fans turned out on a gorgeous early spring afternoon for the Arizona Baseball Meet the Team Day held on Saturday at Hi Corbett Field. Wildcat players and coaches signed autographs on the field for fans following an eight-inning intrasquad scrimmage.
With teams split into red and blue squads, the Arizona Blue edged the Arizona Red, 3-1. Junior James Farris pitched the first four innings for the Red, while junior Konner Wade tossed the first four innings for the Blue.
The event comes just under two weeks from the official start of the 2013 season. The Wildcats host Coppin State in a three-game series beginning on Feb. 15 to kick off a 38-game home slate.
Season ticket, Mini-Plans and single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase their tickets online at www.arizonawildcats.com, by phone at 520-621-2287 or in person at the McKale Ticket Office between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Single game tickets start as low as $8 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors in general admission seating areas when purchased in advance. Prices increase by $2 for sales in person on the day of the game.
Fans that purchase single game tickets are encouraged to use the Print at Home option. When fans purchase single game tickets online or over the phone, they can choose "Print at Home" and tickets will be emailed directly to allow fans to print the tickets on a home computer, bring them straight to the entrance gate and skip the lines for the game day rush.
Season tickets remain on sale in general admission areas. Season tickets in reserved areas are sold out, but outstanding seats are available in the general admission seating areas, which include the grandstands behind the first base (Wildcats) and third base (visitors) dugouts. General admission season tickets are a great value for any Wildcat fan and are available for the low price of under $4 per game.
Arizona fans also have a new ticket option currently on sale - a "7-Game Mini-Plan". The mini-plan allows fans to purchase general admission tickets to any seven home games at Hi Corbett Field that they choose, including Opening Night and both home games vs. ASU, for the low prices of $42 (Adult), $28 (Senior Citizen) and $28 (Youth).
The season-opener against Coppin State on Feb. 15 will be highlighted by a special National Championship Recognition Night. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative 2012 national championship rally towel and there will be a postgame fireworks show. Select stars from the championship team will be on hand for a pregame autograph session. They will also throw out the first pitch for the 6 p.m. game.
(Courtesy: Arizona Athletics)