(From Lance's McAlister's blog).
Yes, the Bengals usually have a select a seat event around the draft, but it is nothing like what the Reds are offering up this weekend:
Reds to host annual 'Select-A-Seat' event Saturday at GAB
CINCINNATI (Jan. 24, 2011)-- Reds fans will have a chance to choose their seats for the 2011 season when the team hosts the annual Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
"We invite all Reds fans considering partial or full season tickets to visit the Select-A-Seat event," said John Davis, Reds Vice President of Ticket Sales. "This is the best way for fans to sit in different seats around the ballpark, determine what locations are right for them and personalize their own Reds experience."
Beginning at 11 a.m., fans can participate in a Q&A with members of the Reds Caravan including outfielder Jay Bruce, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty, broadcaster Jim Kelch, Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini, 2010 first round draft pick Yasmani Grandal, Reds Hall of Famer and pitching coach for the Arizona League Reds Tom Browning.
After the Q&A, fans can meet with a Reds ticket sales representative and select a new season ticket package for 2011.
Fans purchasing a season plan of 20 games or more will have the opportunity to meet and greet with the Caravan members for autographs.
"This is a great opportunity to guarantee tickets to Opening Day and the Yankees series and save up to 24 percent off regular price tickets," said Davis. "Early pricing for season plans ends on Feb. 1."
For 2011, ticket prices have increased by an average of $1.80 per seat. Approximately 25 percent of tickets will not increase. This is the first ticket price increase since 2008.
Select-A-Seat admission is free and cash parking is available in the GABP garage. Seating for the Q&A is limited.
For more information on ticket plans, visit www.reds.com/tickets or call (513) 765-7500.