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Enlisted? Based in San Diego? Get Padres season tickets for $99

Feb 10, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT

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Sorry, NCO’s need not apply, but if you’re a youngin’ enlisted man or woman, you can get a great deal on Padres season tickets:

The Padres announced Thursday they will begin selling an exclusive season pass for junior enlisted military personnel (pay grades E1-E3). The $99 pass includes one upper reserved seat for every home game except Opening Day.

That’s totally awesome.  At least until you realize that your jerk sergeant/chief won’t let you off duty to go to the games.

But hey, they don’t shoot you for going AWOL for three hours, swabby, so you should probably take a chance.  Really. I won’t tell anyone.

  1. joshfrancis50 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:40 PM


  2. cur68 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Insert Kopy’s pirate joke here, this time with a seaman…never mind.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Nothing better than excited seamen. Of course, they have to stand and salute first.

  3. kingmiedus - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    The Jays have nosebleeds available to anyone for $81 ($1/game) at least they’ve had it the last number of years, some cross promotion with the Toronto Star newspaper.

    • Francisco (FC) - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      The Jays have nosebleeds available to anyone for $81 ($1/game)

      Why would I pay someone to give me a nosebleed? I like my nose and sinuses pain free.

      • kingmiedus - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:32 PM

        They give you the nosebleed and let you watch the game. Getting a nosebleed and paying $1 seems to be an alright deal to see a tiny Jose Bautista hit homeruns.

  4. Utley's Hair - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Good on ’em for trying to do something for the troops. After all, the local population is something like 90% from Camp Pendleton.**

    But it is the Friars, so is this really a good thing? Maybe the Pentagon should look into this, in case it’s an attempt to lower morale.

    **might be slight exaggeration

  5. trevorb06 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    This is a very good deal and a good thing for Vets. Granted those tickets aren’t exactly that expensive anyways, but it’s the thought that counts. I’d love to see more professional sports teams do something like this, or even give free tickets to vets. They’d still be making money in vending because if you save 10-50 dollars on your ticket, chances are you’re getting that extra brat and two beers.

    • okobojicat - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      The padres do give tons of free tickets to the troops. Show up any Saturday or Sunday and they’ll have a whole section out in RF all to themselves.

      Just don’t get in their way up the concourse walk. They sprint, and they’re loud as hell. Strangely, its sounds like army running up a baseball stadium concourse.

  6. smoothaswilkes - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Great promotion!

    (Not to nitpick but and NCO is still enlisted.)

    Go Padres!

    • jwbiii - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      True, but a third class petty officer is an E-4 and not eligible for these discount tickets.

  7. stairwayto7 - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    NCO’S will NOT allow some under 21 year old to leave work to go to the game! If these youg airheads I mean airmen were smart, and they are not, they woudl sell them!

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