Early-bird ticket buyers can win airfare Thursday
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April 27, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The early bird may get the plane.

Single-game sales for Rockford RiverHawks tickets will be released for individual purchase at 7 a.m. Thursday, with an additional benefit for early risers announced by the team on Monday. The first 50 fans that purchase tickets for the May 26 home opener will be entered into a drawing to win airline tickets courtesy of the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

In addition, WIFR (Channel 23) will broadcast a live remote 6-9 a.m. from the stadium with on-air personality Aaron Wilson.

“This is a great opportunity to get the best seats available for all our prime dates and get yourself registered for a great trip from the Rockford airport,” general manager Josh Olerud said. “It’s always fun having Aaron Wilson and WIFR at the stadium. We never know what to expect when he’s out here, but it’s always fun for the viewers.”

Tickets for the entire 48-game regular-season schedule, the July 14 Cubs-White Sox Legends Game and the July 15 Frontier League All-Star Game will be available at the box office, by phone or on the team website beginning Thursday.

Until Thursday, the only way fans can guarantee tickets to Opening Night, the Legends Game, the All-Star Game and other in-demand nights is by purchasing a season ticket, mini-season plan or bonus book. Ticket plans begin at just $40.

Last year, the RiverHawks sold out a record 11 games and averaged 85 percent of capacity. They drew a record 138,234 for the season.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 17th season this summer. The RiverHawks will begin their eighth season at 7:05 p.m. May 21 at Windy City and play their home opener at 7:05 p.m. May 26 against the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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