EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Emeralds held its annual ticket pick-up and fan fest at PK Park Saturday.
The Eugene minor league team geared up for its season that’s just over a month away. The team got things started at PK Park with their annual fan fest; not only was it the first day fans could buy tickets, but they offered free hot dogs, batting practice and a look at the season ahead.
The weather can’t help but get summer senses going and the Eugene Emeralds players know exactly how their fans feel.
The Ems staff had fans out to the ball park for their annual fan fest Saturday to get all those baseball juices flowing.
“This is our first time out for the ticket pick-up, so it was nice to come out, get some sun, grab a hot dog,” said Allan Benavides, Emeralds General Manager.
Lots of new stuff is happening at the Ems this year, fans could see it in the piles of merchandise with the teams new logo, even a fresh addition to the menu with the Voodoo Doughnut’s maple bacon brat.
“We approached Voodoo, trying to come up with something unique something different. Cat Daddy came down from Portland, one of the owners, and it was well received. Today was kind of the official let’s see what people think,” Benavides said.
“It was a great brat in a donut bun, with bacon and maple, I’d definitely buy it. It was delicious,” said Joanna Radke, Emeralds Season Ticket Holder.
Once families got their fill, there was plenty for the kids to do; from bounce houses to balloons to batting practice. A welcome reminder that that summer, and baseball, are right around the corner.
There’s still a chance to get Eugene Emerald tickets and merchandise and the Ems website.