If read my last post (which I hope you did!) you already know the St. Paul Saints are about more than just a great baseball game. Now I will let you know about a couple of the perks the Saints give to their season ticket holders prior to the baseball season even starting.
The first event the Saints have for season ticket holders is the the season ticket pick up party. This is sponsored and hosted by The Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul. At the event all season ticket holders are invited to come to the brewery to not only pick up their tickets for the upcoming year, but to also mingle, have some food, and enjoy some great brewery fresh Summit beer. This years party was mainly held in the large tap room due to Minnesota having 35 degree temperatures and freezing rain the day of the party. In years past the party has also been on an awesome outdoor patio area over looking the river. This year the cookers, servers, and shivering ticket holders waiting to get food were the only ones outside. After picking up your tickets, eating, and having a couple beers the Saints said a few thank you's, talked a little about the up coming season, and the upcoming new ball park in Lower town St. Paul. This event was a great time and wonderful chance to meet other season ticket holders, and some of the Saints front office.
The next event prior to the season starting is a meet the team picnic at Midway Stadium. At this event the players, coaches, and Saints staff all hangout and talk with ticket holders at the beginning of the picnic. Then after everyone has had something to eat, Mike Veeck (the owner of the team) thanks everyone for coming. After Mike is done the staff of the Saints introduces themselves, and finally the entire team tells you who they are, where they are from, and what position the play. This event is a great chance to get up close with the ballplayers, staff, and the owner of the team (something that is unheard of with other sports teams). The highlight of this event for me was to meet Mike Veeck and have my picture taken with him.
Both of these events are another way the Saints provide an up close and personal way to get to know everyone who works with the team. Along with getting to see and talk to the players away from the field. Once again, well done Saints!