Photo of cheerful Oakland Athletics fans at Oakland Coliseum.

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The Oakland Athletics have decided to end their season ticket program for the 2019 Major League Baseball season. The replacement is a more flexible membership program called “A’s Access”. A’s Access will provide baseball fans with a reserved seat plan, benefits that are exclusive to A’s Access members, and admission to all regular season home games in 2019. The membership went on sale to the public in early August.

There are currently four A's Access membership options available for fans and they include

  • 10 Game Pick ‘Em
  • 24 Game Pick’Em
  • Half Season
  • Full Season

The perks for the A’s Access membership program include

  • 50% off all concession items, $4 beers, and $3 hot dogs
  • 25% off of merchandise
  • Discounted parking (free parking for select memberships)
  • Credits for seat upgrades
  • A 12-month payment plan that renews annually

The A’s Access program is the first of its kind in Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics made headlines earlier this season when they offered a free game for fans and also set the all-time single game attendance record for Oakland Coliseum. We’d be surprised if this style of season ticket plan becomes widespread throughout Major League Baseball. However, it may become an attractive option for teams that seemingly always struggle with attendance including the Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Many Major League Baseball teams currently offer the “Ballpark Pass” program which provides a standing room only ticket for every regular season home game for a set monthly price. Tickets are sent to a fan’s smartphone the day of each home game.

To learn more about joining the A’s Access membership program, please visit MLB.com/Athletics. 

 

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