FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
CONTACT: BREWERS MEDIA RELATIONS
GAGNE PURCHASES 5,000 TICKETS TO BE GIVEN FREE TO FANS TONIGHT
TICKETS TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT BREWERS.COM BEGINNING AT 3:30 PM
MILWAUKEE â€“ Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Gagne today purchased 5,000 tickets to be given away to Brewers fans for tonightâ€™s game. The idea for the plan originated with Gagne, who approached Brewers officials late last night to discuss the logistics.
"Tonight we'll be playing one of the most important games in franchise history, and I can think of no better way to thank the fans than giving families an opportunity to pack Miller Park,â€ Gagne said. â€œNo matter what happens over these next four games, I want everyone to know that I think the world of Brewers fans. Three million times they have walked through the gates this year and none of us on the field takes their support for granted. We're going to have some fun out here, and I know that the atmosphere will be electric."
Starting at 3:30, fans can go to Brewers.com to request up to four tickets. Simply click on the â€œGagne Giveawayâ€ graphic to go to the ticket request page and enter Gagne as the password when prompted. Fans requesting the complimentary tickets will be subject to a one-time $2.00 fee for printing their ticket order at home, or a $4.00 per order fee for picking at Miller Park will call.
The tickets are first come, first served, and the inventory of 5,000 available is expected to be exhausted quickly.
Gagne has also put in a special request for fans to support this weekendâ€™s Drive for Charity along with Northwestern Mutual. Participating fans will have the opportunity to receive a J.J. Hardy collectible Brewers pin with the donation of new or gently used winter coats. Donations will be accepted throughout the Chicago series from the gate opening through the second inning at the Left Field, Right Field, and Home Plate Gate entrances.