FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2016
VICTORIA, B.C. – Planning is well underway for the Victoria HarbourCats 2017 season and those plans call for the return of many fan favourite event games and in-game promotions as the club celebrates their fifth season in the West Coast League.
Over the past four years Royal Athletic Park has truly become a community gathering place during the summer months in Victoria, and much of this has to do with the atmosphere and experience that comes with a summer evening or afternoon at the ballpark with friends and family.
On Opening Day of the 2017 season, dubbed “Season V”, the HarbourCats will become the first Victoria-based baseball team to play a fifth season since the Victoria Athletics (1946-51). Since debuting in 2013, the HarbourCats have cemented themselves as a model franchise in the West Coast League, a premier summer collegiate baseball league and one of the most stable baseball circuits in operation today.
The 2017 regular season schedule is expected to be released next week. Events returning in 2017 include:
Popular recurring theme nights will also return next season:
The complete game day promotions schedule will be announced closer to the season.
The HarbourCats are also returning many popular in-game activities, which have made baseball at Royal Athletic Park among the best summertime entertainment experiences in Victoria. These include activities unique to HarbourCats games like Protect your Pills presented by St. Anthony’s Pharmacy and other universal ballpark staples like the Dizzy Bat Race and the Mascot Race.
2017 SEASON TICKETS
Season tickets for the HarbourCats 2017 season are on sale now. 2017 Season tickets purchased by November 7 include free 2017 playoff tickets.
The offer is contingent on the HarbourCats qualifying for the playoffs, which they did in 2016 after setting a league record for wins. The HarbourCats have increased their win total in each of their first four seasons.
Over 60,000 fans attended HarbourCats games in 2016 for an average of 2,239 fans per game. Secure your favorite seat today for the 2017 season.
Seating location and pricing options are as follows—
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Field Level Box Seats in 2016)
$550 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email email@example.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
HARBOURCATS HOTSTOVE SET FOR NOVEMBER 5
The HarbourCats Hotstove is returning and will take place Saturday, November 5 at Yates Street Taphouse.
The event will be headlined by ‘meet and greet’ as well as Q & A sessions with special guests, 16-year MLB player and current Sportsnet baseball analyst Gregg Zaun, and Sportsnet personality Sid Seixeiro.
Local personality Mira Laurence will serve as the evening’s emcee.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $50 and include admission, drink ticket and door prizes. Silent auctions will also take place throughout the evening.
There will be special offers at the Hotstove on 2017 HarbourCats tickets (vouchers) and merchandise.
Tickets are available by visiting or calling the HarbourCats office: 101-1814 Vancouver Street/(778)-265-0327. More information at: http://harbourcats.com/packages/harbourcatshotstove/
2017 SEATTLE VACATION
The HarbourCats are staging their second consecutive fan vacation to Seattle in 2017 to see the Blue Jays take on the Mariners.
The 2017 vacation takes place June 9-11, 2017 and will include:
Total cost is $798 per person (based on double occupancy). Different rates available for triple as well as single occupancy.
Registration for HarbourCats season ticket holders is $725 (based on double occupancy). The trip is not expected to interfere with the HarbourCats home schedule, as the team is expected to be on the road during this time.
To register, contact Carey Shelby at Flight Centre (1-866-299-5614) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The HarbourCats office (1814 Vancouver Street, 778-265-0327) is open and operating under off-season hours.
Off-season hours are as follows:
MONDAY-THURSDAY – 10:00am-6:00pm
FRIDAY – 10:00am-4:00pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)