Blue Jays take flight with full ticket on-sale


    TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS are preparing for an
exciting 2008 season and on MARCH 2 everyone can get in on the action.
Starting as early as 8:00 a.m. ticket sales channels will be open to the
public for the purchase of 2008 game tickets. Single game tickets, flex pack
or season tickets are all still available for purchase.
    From 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., ticket purchasers can call in their orders to
1-888-OK-GO-JAY (416-341-1234). Fans can also head down to the Blue Jays Box
Office at Rogers Centre from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to purchase tickets.
    "Major League Baseball gave us a very fan friendly schedule this season
with the return of Boston and New York for weekend match-ups," commented
President & CEO PAUL GODFREY. "Games against National League contenders we
have not seen in a few years is also a treat for our fans."
    To coincide with the full launch of ticket sales, the Toronto Blue Jays
have planned a SPOT THE BOBBLEHEAD CONTEST as well as partnered with CITYTV
who will broadcast the team's March 2nd game versus the Cincinnati Reds at
12:30 p.m.
    Starting on Friday, February 22, a 15-foot Blue Jays Bobblehead will be
positioned at six different locations throughout the city. Fans who can
correctly identify its location and make their way to the site will be able to
take their photo with "Jay", get information on single game ticket sales as
well as enter the Toronto Blue Jays - Citytv contest for a chance to win a
trip to opening day at Yankee Stadium. The grand prize winner will be
announced live on-air during Citytv's broadcast on March 2, 2008.
    Advance ticket sales and renewals have been very strong during initial
online and partner sales. "We are pleased with the level of season ticket
renewals to date. It reflects the excitement we all feel regarding the
potential for our club this upcoming season," indicated GODFREY.
    Fans purchasing tickets at ROGERS VIDEO stores or at the BLUE JAYS BOX
OFFICE at Rogers Centre on March 2, could find themselves face-to-face or on
the phone with some former Blue Jays players.
    Former Blue Jays standouts DUANE WARD and LLOYD MOSEBY will be answering
your calls at the Blue Jays Box Office located at Rogers Centre - Gate 9 while
TONY FERNANDEZ will be visiting the Rogers Video Store at 1965 Yonge Street
from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    The following ticket purchase options are available to all Blue Jays after
March 2:

    1.  Internet - Tickets are available 24 hours a day online at
    2.  Phone - Fans can call the Blue Jays Fan Phone at (416) 341-1234 or
        1-888-OK-GO-JAY between the hours 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday
        through Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
    3.  Blue Jays Box Office - Located on the south side of Rogers Centre
        beside Gate 9. Blue Jays Box Office will be open from 8:00 am
        to 8:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and will be
        closed on Sundays.
    4.  Rogers Video and Rogers Plus - Tickets will be available during all
        store hours in 90+ locations throughout Ontario.
    5.  Jays Shop locations - Tickets can be purchased during regular store
        hours at both the Yonge & Dundas and Rogers Centre locations

For further information:

For further information: Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department,
(416) 341-1302/03

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