Articles from February 2008
With Season Tickets
, you pay less
and get more
Season Ticket Holders get the same great seat for all 38 Cyclones home games at a discounted rate, and get tons of exclusive benefits, like free Playoff tickets, free parking, free guaranteed giveaways, free Mets tickets, batting practice on the field at KeySpan Park, post-game autograph sessions, and much more! With giveaways, special appearances, or spectacular fireworks shows at every game, the Cyclones are the hottest ticket in town, and Season Tickets ensure that you'll never get shut out from seeing your favorite team at KeySpan Park.
Here's a look at just some of the benefits Season Ticket Holders will enjoy in 2008:
- SEASON TICKET PRICES WILL STAY THE SAME, while individual game ticket prices will be raised slightly. That means you save even more when you buy Season Tickets – saving up to $98 per seat!
- FREE PLAYOFF TICKETS. You’ll get tickets for all potential 2008 home Playoff games at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. That’s a savings of up to $60!
- FREE PARKING ON MONDAY NIGHTS. That’s a $30 value!
- DOLLAR NIGHTS. On select nights, your favorite foods and drinks will be just $1 each, when you show your MVP card, identifying you as a Season Ticket Holder!
- GUARANTEED EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAYS. Two special gifts only for Season Ticket Holders, and you can pick them up throughout the season.
- BATTING PRACTICE AT KEYSPAN PARK. Your chance to take some swings on the field, and see if you have what it takes to hit one deep. This year’s exclusive Season Ticket Holder BP will take place prior to the team’s pre-season workout on Saturday, June 14th.
- SECURED EXPRESS ENTRANCE AT THE MAIN GATE. Season Ticket Holders go to the front of the line, getting you inside the ballpark – and allowing you to get that night’s giveaway item – faster!
- GROUP PICTURE WITH THE 2008 CYCLONES. You’ll stand on the infield side-by-side with our players and coaches on Sunday, July 27th for this aerial “team picture” that you can print from the team’s website.
- ONLINE ACCOUNT. You can manage your tickets – and post the ones you can’t use on the Cyclones Ticket Marketplace for re-sale – with your online Season Ticket Holder Account. And new for 2008, you will be able to electronically transfer your tickets for any game to the party of your choice, a business associate, client, colleague, friend or family member. The recipient of your ticket transfer will be able to use the Print-At-Home feature for instant delivery of the tickets.
- FREE METS GAME. Cyclones Season Ticket Holders enjoy a night at Shea Stadium.
In addition to all this, we’ve got even more great extras planned for 2008 that we’ll be alerting you to in the future. So don’t miss out on all the great benefits in store! Join us for a great season of Brooklyn baseball, and a summer you’ll never forget!
Season Tickets are priced at just $494 per seat!
To renew your Season Tickets online, using the account number and password provided in a recent mailing, CLICK HERE
. To purchase NEW Season Tickets, CLICK HERE or call 718-449-8497.
Pay less and get more! Season Ticket Holders get over $300 worth of savings and extras, like free Playoff tickets, parking, guaranteed giveaways, batting practice on the field and much more! Read more
Mini Plans offer the benefits of a ticket package and the flexibility to choose the plan that best suits your
interests and your
schedule. There are five great seven-game plans
this year (Fireworks, Parachute, Steeplechase, Thunderbolt, and Weekend), and an exciting new nine-game Flex Plan
, that lets you choose any nine games throughout the season, excluding Opening Day!
When you purchase a Mini Plan, you will receive:
- Discounted ticket price
- Same great seats for every game
- Exclusive invitation to the Cyclones' first pre-season practice
- First chance at playoff tickets
- Exclusive Mini Plan Holder Cap giveaway
- Pre-sale for plan holders on single game Cyclones tickets
- Unused tickets may be exchanged for General Admission seats to select games
- Opportunity to buy Opening Day tickets before they go on sale to the general public
When you purchase a Flex Plan, you get to choose any nine games (excluding Opening Day), and you get all the same benefits listed above, although you may not get the same seat for each game. Flex Plan Field Box seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, after seven-game plan seats are assigned, and are based on availability.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2008 MINI PLAN OPTIONS
The Cyclones' new nine-game Flex Plan offers fans the chance to create their own ticket plan, by choosing any
nine games throughout the year (excluding Opening Day). Read more
Give your monitor a Brooklyn baseball makeover with just a few clicks by adding one of the Cyclones' new Desktop Wallpaper options. These great images keep the Cyclones front and center at work and at home. Read more
Brooklyn, NY -- Edgar Alfonzo, the winningest manager in club history, will return to the helm of the Cyclones in 2008, along with pitching coach Hector Berrios and hitting coach Guadalupe Jabalera. The trio of coaches led Brooklyn to one of its most successful seasons ever in 2007, racking up the league’s best record (49-25) and a division championship. Brooklyn also led the New York-Penn League with a 2.93 ERA and placed fifth with a .260 team batting average.
Alfonzo returns for his third season, and second consecutive, as the manager of the Cyclones. "Fonzie" is the most successful manager in team history, amassing 106 total wins, a .671 winning percentage, two McNamara Division titles and one New York-Penn League Co-Championship. He made history as the franchise’s first manager during an inaugural 2001 campaign that brought baseball back to Brooklyn and produced a dominant 52-24 record - still a club best. That season, the Cyclones won a division title and a league co-championship, while Alfonzo was named Baseball ’s Short-Season Manager of the Year. In 2007, Alfonzo again led the Cyclones to the league’s best record (49-25), and another division title, but after sweeping Staten Island in the NYPL Semifinals, Brooklyn was bested by Auburn for the league championship.
“We’re thrilled to have Fonzie back with the club,” said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen. “He has a real rapport with the Brooklyn fans, and he’s a proven winner who has brought out the best in the teams he’s been with.”
From 2004-2006, Edgar served as the New York Mets’ Minor League Infield Coordinator, working with the organization’s prospects at each of the seven affiliate levels, including future stars Jose Reyes and David Wright. Prior to that, he was the hitting coach for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League in 2002 and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League in 2003.
Alfonzo played for 12 years in the minor leagues with the Anaheim Angels and Baltimore Orioles organizations, and also played in the Mexican League and the Taiwan League. His best season as a player came in 1994 for Bowie (AA) of the Eastern League, when he hit .309 with 35 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 73 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Berrios enters his fifth season as the Cyclones' pitching coach, also holding the position in 2007, 2006, 2004, and 2003. In each of his years as the pitching coach, the Cyclones' staff has ranked in the top three in team ERA in the NYPL. Brooklyn pitchers have also racked up double-digit shutout totals in each of Berrios' four seasons. Berrios is a graduate of James Monroe HS in the Bronx, who went on to Connors State College (OK) before playing professionally in the Royals, Tigers, Angels, Dodgers, and Cubs organizations.
Jabalera enters his third consecutive season with Brooklyn, and his second as the hitting coach. Cyclones hitters amassed 348 runs, 621 hits, 37 home runs, and 298 RBI under his charge in 2007. Jabalera played professionally in the Astros organization, and has coached and managed in the for more than a decade.
Head Trainer Matt Hunter will also return for a third season, while Strength & Conditioning Coach Jacob Henderson will begin his first year with the Cyclones.
Cyclones ticket plans and group tickets are available now. Individual game tickets will be on sale in late April/early May.
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Coney Island's 1st Annual Black History Month Celebration
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at KeySpan Park (1904 Surf Avenue)
This year, Coney Island will be honoring Black History Month through the Arts. There will be a display of artwork, music, poetry and dance presented by Coney Island Residents.
- Master of Ceremony Bro. Ronald Stewart
- Appearance by Anthony Killiebrew
- Performance by AFRICASSO
- Music by Underground Productions
- (and more to be announced)
THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
A chance to Win a Door Prize when you register!
Post celebration held at: FOOTPRINTS, Home of the Rasta Pasta
Hors d'oeuvre & Cash Bar
For more information, contact: Sharon Lundy-Ross: 718.449.8497, Kumali Zairee: 718.266-4653 or Ralph Matthews (after 7 p.m.: 347-706-9248
Sponsored by: Councilman Domenic Recchia, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, State Senator Diane Savino, Astella Development, Brooklyn Cyclones, C.L.E.A.R, P.R.I.D.E, South Brooklyn Consortium
R.S.V.P TO SHARON (718)449-8497
No one thought the Giants could pull up the upset over the Perfect Patriots. No one, that is, except Cyclones GM Steve Cohen, who staked his own pride on the line because of his belief in Big Blue.
Cohen issued the challenge to the New England-area Lowell Spinners once the Super Bowl matchup was set. If New York won, the Lowell GM, Tim Bawmann, would trvel to Brooklyn for his team's August 21 series against the Cyclones and work on the Brooklyn grounds crew. If the Giants lost, Cohen would make the trip to Lowell and take the same job.
"New England's had some sports success in recent years," said Cohen, "but I know that all things still run through the Big Apple. The Giants were the ultimate underdogs, and New York always rallies around a team like that!"
The Giants' thrilling 17-14 win to halt the Patriots' "perfect season" had dozens of hold-your-breath moments -- perhaps none bigger than Eli Manning's escape from what looked like a certain sack to throw a pass that David Tyree miraculously caught against his helmet, with one hand.
"I can't lie," says Cohen. "I thought I'd have to start making my travel arrangements at that point, but when Tyree caught that pass, I knew fate was on the Giants' sideline."
"We'll have some fun things planned for Tim when he's at KeySpan Park" continued Cohen. "I'm looking forward to seeing how well he can dance the Cha-Cha Slide, or how he'll look as a member of the Drag Queens!" "He's a good sport, so I know he'll honor his side of things. I just hope he's got thick enough skin to handle his time in Brooklyn!"
Bawmann could not be reached for comment.
The Cyclones will host the Lowell Spinners from August 21-23.