Mr. ChickPhilA and I had full season tickets for the New York Islanders the year after the NHL lockout. They were close by (we lived in NYC metro), they were his most favorite team in the league, and they were practically giving tickets away trying to get fans to come back out after the lockout.
We always joked that going to an Islanders game was like going to see a minor league baseball game - it was in a small, old arena, the players were all kids/prospects, and they did more goofy giveaways/promotions than any professional sports team than I could possibly remember.
Good to see that even though most of the minor league stadiums I have been to have been at least updated some, the goofy promotions remain, and there were plenty of them at the Trenton Thunder game last Friday night.
1) It was a bobblehead night (Andy Pettitte home uniform)
3) There was an extensive commercial playing for some laser tag type game that you could buy and/or play in the fun zone. At the same time, the two Trenton mascots engaged in a laser tag battle in front of the 1st base dugout. Striker was taking it realllllly seriously.
5) There was the R.B.Ice Cream player of the game. If the chosen player got an RBI during the game, everyone won a free ice cream cone from a place in Bucks County.
6) Oh, and it was Scout Night at the park - tons of cub scouts/boy scouts there who were all sleeping over at the stadium after the game.
They really do pack a lot of stuff into the game. Not bad for your 12$ or less admission price....