Credit Union West Teams Up with Ballpark to Offer Discount on Spring Training Games
Posted by Katy Wagnon on January 16, 2024
Members of Credit Union West in Arizona are getting an opportunity most baseball fans would dream of — the first glimpse of Shohei Ohtani as a Dodger.
The credit union is offering a major discount on spring training games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (CR-G), home to spring training for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.
The West Valley Residence Pass presented by Credit Union West is available to all members of the credit union and anyone with a West Valley home address, as well as those throughout Phoenix. Passholders can get their hands on $7 lawn or $10 baseline reserved tickets for February.
This member benefit allows Credit Union West members to sign up for the West Valley Residence Pass regardless of their city of residence. Credit Union West members will also enjoy the exclusive benefit of purchasing tickets in advance of the date of the game.
“Spring training baseball is such an institution in Arizona and at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the Dodgers and White Sox are proud to be part of that tradition,” said CR-G President and General Manager Matt Slatus in a release.
Announced Dec. 21, the member response was immediate. Within the first couple of hours, hundreds of tickets were sold. As of Jan. 12, the credit union had sold 440.
“It’s a win-win,” said Vice President of Marketing and Communications Ryan O’Connor.
The partnership was a natural one. The ballpark approached the Glendale-based credit union first with the idea, which was a strong one given the credit union’s focus on community partnerships that benefit members and CR-G’s desire to increase exposure in the West Valley.
Close proximity to each other and connections with the head of spring training and the city’s Chamber of Commerce also helped, said O’Connor.
“We’ve been very active in building relationships within the business community, and we don’t think this would be possible without those efforts,” he said.
The credit union will celebrate the upcoming spring training season with a special West Valley Resident Pass pick-up party at the CR-G ballpark next month. This will be the passholders’ first chance to pick up their 2024 pass and catch sight of the team.
“As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are always looking for ways to give value back to our members and provide impact to the communities we serve in tangible ways,” said Credit Union West President and CEO Karen Roch. “Baseball fans, regardless of their financial situations, are now able to enjoy affordable and competitive spring training games with the West Valley Resident Pass.”