Saintify Your Experience This Summer
May 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM
ST. PAUL, MN (May 2, 2012) – The St. Paul Saints will begin their 20th season in mid-May, but it’s fair to say they wouldn’t have gotten past year one without the incredible support of their fans. The experience, atmosphere and success of the organization are due in large part to those that make their way to Midway Stadium. Whether it’s bringing the family or enjoying time with friends while tailgating there is nothing like going to a Saints game. As the Saints reach the milestone season they will unveil a new website that will allow fans to “Saintify” their game experience. “Saintify: will ask fans to join fan categories as part of the Be Your Own Fan initiative.
There are seven different categories: The Tailgater, The Family, #saintsfan, The SuperFan, The Maverick, The Fun is Good and The Ballpark Foodie. Fans can sign up at the ballpark or via the new and enhanced website at saintsbaseball.com and receive exclusive information. Each person will receive a specially color-coded wrist band that denotes their Saintify fan type. Fans are encouraged to wear those wrist bands during each game they attend, so they can identify fans with similar interests. Fans will receive special emails based upon their interests and can go to the Saints website and check out information that will add to their experience for each game they attend. The new and improved saintsbaseball.com creates custom game experience recommendations for each fan type.
Each category is extremely unique. The Tailgater is for those whose Saints experience is highlighted by what goes on before AND after the game. Those that enjoy cooking over an open flame is second only to your commitment to arrive at the ballpark early to stake out your favorite tailgating spot.
The Family is for those that want to get the kids away from the video games and out of the house. Dad loves sports, the kids enjoy Mudonna and Mom gets a nice massage from Sister Ros. It’s fun, affordable and a great time for everyone.
The future Steve Jobs and Bill Gates’ of the world show up to the game with their social networking device. They are young, hip and enjoy $1 beer. These are the #saintsfan group. They are constantly tweeting, document their favorite beer selection at the ballpark for their Pinterest followers and let the world know they’re hanging out at Midway Stadium by checking in on Foursquare.
If you can name every record Brent Krause holds or know exactly where you were when Mark Mirizzi hit the most famous home run in Saints history then The SuperFan category is just for you. You’re constantly checking stats, you follow the teams progress when they go on the road and when they’re in town you keep score at every game. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, we have a group for you.
Independent baseball for the independent mind describes The Maverick experience. While the Saints have done things a bit differently, so do you. You enjoy the off-center view of the world coming from the funky little club by the tracks in St. Paul.
When you come to a Saints game there isn’t anything you don’t smile at. Of course we’re talking about The Fun is Good experience. Whether it’s a fireworks show, another topical giveaway night or the hilarious themed nights that keep you engaged. The word serious isn’t in your vocabulary because where is the FUN in that?
The final category is for those with a sophisticated palate. You know what type of beer goes with that delectable ballpark treat. If wandering around Midway sniffing for clues for an item you’ve never tried is the route to gastronomical bliss then The Ballpark Foodie is for you.
If you need more information on your Saintify experience then be sure to check out the brand new saints website. Information about each experience will be front and center with its own “BYOF” tab at the top of the homepage. There is a section for kids, information on community appearances, so you can track down where players and Mudonna will be, along with player stats and news. Before coming to the game Saints fans can determine whether they will need sunscreen or an umbrella with the weather icon in the top right corner of the homepage. The schedule of upcoming games is prominent on the homepage along with a special video area. The new website is more user friendly and has buttons for all your social networking needs. The website was created by Beganik Strategy + Design.
The Saints have always acknowledged their fan base and as the organization rolls into its 20th season these Be Your Own Fan changes are meant to appeal to fans with various tastes. The only question left to be answered is, “What kind of fan are you?”
The Saints open their 2012 season at home on Thursday, May 17 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats. Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $8 for outfield reserved and $12 for infield reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks (except July 1, August 26) are an additional $2 per ticket. Saints Special Event Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks (July 1, August 26) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the Day of the Game are an additional $1 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Saints Box Office Hours on non-gamedays are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On gamedays, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.