By: Justin Stottlemyre
Each year the Bellingham Bells strive to provide their fans with affordable entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere—the 2010 season will be no different. For the upcoming 2010 season, the Bells have cut ticket prices in an effort to pass the savings on to their fans.
The most expensive ticket in the ballpark this year is $7, down over 40 percent from the previous two seasons. With the single-game ticket adjustment, season ticket prices have also changed. This year, Bells fans can enjoy all the action of 29 home games from either of Bellingham’s reserved seating sections for $155 a seat. The new price represents a 22 percent savings in the Grandstand Reserved section and a 35 percent savings in the Dugout Box section.
The team has also developed a new ticket option for the 2010 season. For $49 fans can purchase a Bells Bonus Book which includes 20 general admission tickets. The new plan makes each ticket just $2.45 and represents a savings of $71 off the individual ticket price. Tickets purchased as part of the Bells Bonus Book can be used at any home game and fans have the opportunity to use them all at one game to bring out a group, individually for 20 different games, or whichever way best fits their baseball viewing pleasure.
“We wanted to make sure that our ticket prices reflected our commitment to the community of providing quality, affordable, and family-friendly entertainment to the city of Bellingham,” said Bells general manager Justin Stottlemyre. “We’re hopeful that people will respond to the price reductions. We want everyone to have a chance to catch as many games as they want during the summer without breaking the bank.”
During the off season, the Bells discussed the possibility of adjusting their ticket prices with a number of longtime supporters and received an overwhelming positive response. The price reduction positions the Bells as one of the most affordable teams to watch in the growing West Coast League as the average reserved seating ticket costs over $9 at other ballparks in the league.
The Bellingham Bells kick off their 12th season June 4, 2010 at Joe Martin Field against the Kelowna Falcons. Great season and group tickets are still available for the 2010 campaign by calling the Bells Ticket Office at 360-746-0406. Fans can also find out more about how to purchase season, group, and individual game tickets by visiting www.bellinghambells.com.
About the Bellingham Bells
The Bellingham Bells are a professionally operated collegiate summer baseball team in the West Coast League. The team is owned and operated by Brett Sports & Entertainment which includes Major League Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett and Brett Sports managing partner Bobby Brett. The Bellingham Bells strive to provide their fans, sponsors, and partners with the very best in competitive baseball and affordable entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The team is comprised of college baseball players from across the country. In recent years, the Bells have produced a number of Major League products including Jeff Francis of the 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies and Whatcom County natives Ty Taubenheim and Kevin Richardson.