Fans flock to Duck Pond for 2014 Ducks tickets

(Central Islip, N.Y., March 22, 2014) – Spring was in the air at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday, as hundreds of Long Island Ducks fans came out to celebrate the Opening Day of Ticket Sales. Thousands of tickets were purchased after the box office opened at 10:00 a.m., while a wide variety of free entertainment for those in attendance began at 8:00.

CLICK HERE to view a Facebook Photo Album from Opening Day of Ticket Sales

CLICK HERE to watch a report from the event, courtesy of Newsday

CLICK HERE to watch a report from the event, courtesy of News 12

Great tickets for Ducks home games during the 2014 season, the team’s 15th on Long Island, are now on sale. Fans can purchase individual game tickets by calling (631) 940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE. Tickets are also available via the Ducks Mobile App, available for free on Apple or Android-powered devices, by clicking the “Tickets” icon. Ticket prices remain the same this season, offering fans the most affordable entertainment on Long Island. Prices are $11.00 (box), $12.00 (field box) or $15.00 (club level) per seat. Fans wishing to enjoy a VIP experience at discounted prices can become season ticket or mini-plan holders by calling (631) 940-3825, extensions 115 or 116.

Fans standing in line on Saturday were treated to a carnival-like atmosphere at Bethpage Ballpark, emceed by The Wiseman and Frank from B-103. Long Island’s favorite mascot, QuackerJack, and Peppa Pig from the Nick Jr. TV show were on hand to pose for pictures and hang out with fans. Baseball legend Bud Harrelson, Ducks manager Kevin Baez and 2012 Atlantic League Championship Series MVP Dan Lyons were also on the plaza to sign autographs and take pictures. Ducks fans had the exclusive opportunity to take photos with the Atlantic League Championship Trophy as well.

Complimentary refreshments were available for fans courtesy of Centerplate, Hebrew National, North Fork Chips, Pepsi, Tropical Smoothie Café and Kona Ice. Children were able to spend the morning bouncing around in the Ducks Bounce House or being among the first to enjoy the brand-new Ducks Inflatable Slide. Wax Creations stopped by to make wax hand replicas for fans, and the Waddle In Shop was open beginning at 9:00. Once the box office opened at 10:00, local rock and roll band Tony K. and Boardwalk played live on the plaza as fans sung and danced along.

The Czark Family from Setauket, who were the first fans in line, was awarded with a $500 gift card courtesy of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. They also received prizes from the Ducks such as a luxury suite for the Fan Appreciation Day game on September 21 and an autographed game model bat. Additionally, the Czarks were joined by the “youngest first fan in line,” six-year-old Aaron, who received an autographed bat as well. The first 10 fans in line went home with a $10 cash card to be used at Sports Authority.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit