MLB Legends to Join Local Resident Johnny Perotti and Washington, D.C.’s Stephen Katchmark For the 2013 Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game
For the second year, Pepsi MAX will host the largest gathering of MLB legends at the 2013 Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game. This year’s game will take place in Rochester, NY on Saturday, May 18 at Frontier Field, featuring an AL vs. NL match-up with MLB legends and the consumer winners from the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams promotion.
The MLB greats taking the field representing the American League include: Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Pedro Martinez and Frank Thomas; while the National League team will include:Johnny Bench, Trevor Hoffman, Fred McGriff, Mike Schmidt and Ozzie Smith.
Last year, Rochester, N.Y. resident Johnny Perotti and Washington, D.C. resident Stephen Katchmark were selected as the consumer winners in the second year of the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams promotion and now have the chance to play a baseball game with some of their all-time favorite players. During the hometown voting competition, Perotti edged out Katchmark to bring the game to Rochester. As the home team, Perotti and five of his friends will join the AL MLB legends to take on Katchmark, his five friends and the NL MLB legends.
“I’ve been preparing for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game,” said Frank Thomas, Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams American League team member. “The guys on the AL and NL rosters are some of the greatest players of all time, and I am excited to take the field with Johnny, his friends and the other AL legends.”
In 2012, Pepsi MAX created a real-life “Field of Dreams” at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH for the inaugural Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game and will transform Frontier Field for this year’s event.
“Pepsi MAX is excited to bring to life our vision for the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Game in Rochester, N.Y.,” said Heidi Sandreuter, Senior Director, Pepsi Sports Marketing. “We have been planning this for several months and look forward to creating an unforgettable day for Johnny, Stephen, the fans, and the community.”
Tickets for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game go on sale Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Field Ticket Office, by phone with credit card at (585) 423-WING (9464), and online beginning at 12 noon Saturday April 13. Tickets can also be purchased at local Wegmans locations beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. All tickets are General Admission and cost $20 each. Game time is 6 p.m., with the gates opening at 4 p.m.
Red Wings season seat holders will have an advance opportunity to purchase tickets starting Thursday, April 11 at 9 a.m. by phone with credit card, or in person.. Red Wings season seat holders can purchase the same number of advance tickets for the Field of Dreams Game, as their number of season seats. (If a Wings season seat holder has four seats, he or she will be able to purchase four advance tickets for the Field of Dreams Game). A reminder: all tickets for the Field of Dreams Game are general admission, so Wings season seat holders will not be able to purchase, reserve or hold their Wings season seat locations.
Page 2 of 2 - Fans can get one free ticket to the Field of Dreams Legends Game by purchasing two 12-packs of Pepsi product at Rochester area Wegmans stores, beginning Saturday, April 13. Look for the Field of Dreams Game display at Wegmans beginning April 13 for more details
“We are honored that Pepsi MAX chose Frontier Field for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game,” said Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason. “This is exciting event for the entire city of Rochester, and we are working closely with Pepsi MAX to make it a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.”
For more details on the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dream Game, go to www.mlb.com/pepsimax .