7/3/2013 1:25 P.M. ET
San Diego Padres and GOVX partner to extend Military and first responders ticket discount to online purchases
Baseball's "Team for the Military" Is Among the First MLB
By / MLB.com
The San Diego Padres and GOVX announced today the launch of the first online verification ticketing service for U.S. Military and government first responders as part of an overall Major League Baseball initiative. The program, offered through new technology and verification partner, GovX, will offer discounted Padres tickets for those who serve and protect, including first responders, active and veteran U.S. Military and related government employees.
"San Diego is fortunate to be home to a large community of first responders and military personnel, and their families, all of whom make so many sacrifices on our behalf," said Padres President and CEO Tom Garfinkel. "Supporting those who serve has always been a priority for the Padres organization, and now GovX is helping us make it as easy as possible for them to enjoy Padres baseball."
Through its multi-platform technology, GovX will provide a direct sales channel that will be integrated with the Padres ticketing platform to ensure accurate verification for fans of the San Diego Padres. In addition, GovX will be the presenting sponsor of the Padres' San Diego Police Department salute on Tuesday, August 20, one of six First Responders salutes this season.
Having begun as the only ecommerce destination providing military and first responders significant discounts on products and services for active and off-duty military and government first responders, with this partnership San Diego-based GovX further expands its offerings to include discounts on premium sports and other event ticketing. To date, there are more than three million members of the GovX controlled-access commerce network that have access to this privileged discount service.
The Padres offer $6 off any ticket priced $14 or higher to all military personnel and first responders. In addition, members of the first responders community may purchase $10 tickets in Right Field Lower Reserved sections. Thanks to this partnership with GovX, for the first time, those who have been deployed can now buy their discounted tickets in advance, online.
To access the discounts, which are available for all regular season home games, qualified fans can visit the designated first responder recognition page on Padres.com/military or Padres.com/firstresponder. Upon selecting the desired game, users who are not already GovX members are directed to a simple online verification page to complete the one-time verification. From there, users proceed with their ticket selection, where the discount is automatically applied. The purchased tickets can be emailed or downloaded.
In addition to discounted tickets, this partnership will include specials on officially licensed merchandise through the MLB.com Shop as well as on MLBAM's out-of-market live video streaming subscription product, MLB.TV. For information on all GovX MLB and team deals, visit www.GovX.com.
GovX.com is the leading online discount-shopping destination exclusively serving military and government first responders. GovX offers qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces and those in related government agencies nearly 20,000 premium and select products and services for active and off-duty lifestyles at exclusive pricing well below retail. Members include active, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel, and those in police, fire, FBI, DEA, Border Patrol and related government agencies. For more information visit www.govx.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.