Articles from April 2014
Opening Day for the 2014 Brooklyn Cyclones isn’t until June 14th, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any baseball at MCU Park before the Home Opener. In fact, May is “Baseball Month” on Coney Island with nearly 50 games to be played at MCU Park even before the Cyclones throw their first pitch.
Our Salute to Seinfeld Night on July 5th is going to be a night you don’t want to miss. Earlier this week our “These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty” Package on the Del Boca Brooklyn rooftop sold out in less than two minutes. On May 10th we will put tickets on sale for individual ticket buyers and … yada yada yada… it’s going to be one of our biggest crowds of the season. We anticipate crowds arriving EXTREMELY early to ensure that they will be one of the lucky few who gets their hands on the “Magic Loogie” bobblehead giveaway that afternoon. But there is one more option available for those who want to guarantee they get their hands on the hottest giveaway item this summer.
On a night when we are celebrating 25 years of “nothing” it’s only fitting that we had a cancellation in our Double Suite (Something about a sickness related to licking too many wedding invitations). But their loss, is your gain. We have put together a package so good that it will make you say “HEL-LLOOOOOOOOO” and come on down to MCU Park.
For $125 a person, here’s what you get with our special Double Dip Your Chip Package:
- 40 Tickets to our climate controlled “La La La Lounge.”
- A GUARANTEED Magic Loogie Bobblehead for everyone in your group.
- A limited-edition Del Boca Brooklyn T-Shirt.
- Brooklyn Cyclones Cap for everyone in your group.
- Field Box tickets for another Cyclones game during the 2014 season.
- One person from your group will automatically be able to participate in our Elaine Dancing competition post-game.
- If these pretzels are making you thirsty, we’ll include beer, soda and water to quench your thirst.
- Traditional ballpark food including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and dip, cookies (no, not black and white cookies), fruit salad, and pasta salad.
- In honor of George “T-Bone” Costanza, we’ll add grilled steak and shrimp cocktail as well.
If you don’t like this package, in the immortal words of George Louis Costanza “the jerk store called…and they’re running out of you!”
It’s a great deal, for a great night, and it’s going to go quickly because there is only suite left in the ballpark for the evening. It’s available to the first group that puts down the 25% deposit, so call us now at 718-382-2604 and reserve the La La La Lounge for your group.
Baseball is more than just a game. It's a way to make learning fun for children. On May 14th, the Cyclones will host their 2nd Annual Education Through Baseball Day, where kids can learn about science, math and english. This year, they can also see living history with an exhibition explaining the evolution of baseball from the Brooklyn Atlantics Base Ball Club.
Live in the lap of luxury...at least for a night...with a Luxury Suite rental at MCU Park. A group of any size from 12 - 36 can live it up at MCU Park for a cost as low as $675 for the night.
Every game at MCU Park is filled with fun from the start to finish. But on Sundays, we add a special twist with the amazingly talented and unbelievably enthusiastic Pee Wee's Dance Crew. This group of boys and girls between the ages of 8-12 perform in front of thousands at various games throughout the summer. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at MCU Park with registration starting at 10 AM.
Can’t wait to be part of our Seinfeld 25th Anniversary Party on July 5th? Well now you don’t have to! Starting Monday, at 10 AM, fans will be able to purchase our “These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty” Package including tickets on the Del Boca Brooklyn Rooftop for the July 5th game.
If you haven't renewed your full-season or partial season package for the 2014 season yet, we would like to remind you that in order to receive your personalized ticket book - rather than single game ticket stock - you must renew your tickets by Friday, April 18th. For season ticket holders, you must also renew your plan by that date to receive tickets to Brooklyn Cyclones Night at Citi Field on May 27th.
MCU Park, which has been the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones since 2001, will have a new home team starting on April 13th when the New York Empire, a professional Ultimate Frisbee team and member of the AUDL, start their 2014 campaign against the Toronto Rush. This will mark the first of three home games played at MCU Park for the Empire.
The Cyclones have completely revamped their kids club and are proud to introduce the all-new Tykeclones for the 2014 season. This group offers unparalleled access to Cyclones players, exclusive events, tickets to every Sunday home game and more. Check it out and join the club!
Spring is finally here, and that means baseball season can’t be far behind. After the winter we’ve had, little leaguers throughout the city are chomping at the bit to get back on the field and throw baseballs instead of snow balls. With that in mind, the Brooklyn Cyclones have introduced the all-new “Little Kids, Big Stars” Program to highlight the best and brightest in youth baseball and softball from the five boroughs and Long Island.
MCU Park has been called "The Most Fun Ballpark in America" and the Brooklyn Cyclones Beach Bums are a key factor in making the ballpark come to life. The Cyclones are looking for dancers who would like to perform in front of thousands every night, while also joining the team for promotional and community out reach. Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 AM.
How easy is it to find eight games that you could include in a “Domino’s Slice of the Season Flex Plan”? We had eight front office members pick one game that they are excited about this summer. We call it the Front Office Flex Plan. To get your five or eight game plan, call 718-37-BKLYN.
Angelina: Brooklyn The Musical – June 23rd vs. Hudson Valley - There’s no need to stand in line at TKTS in Time Square to score tickets for this show! Brooklyn the Musical Night will transport the bright lights of Broadway to Coney Island for a spectacular “One-Night-Only” event. This night is sure to have the Newsies singing all about how Wicked our Jersey Boys – err, I mean Brooklyn Boys – are playing! With performances by local talent from your favorite Broadway shows and 3 acts (or 9 innings) of baseball, who could ask for a better show? No need to get off the train at 42nd St. Stay on the Subway all the way to the end of the line at Coney Island and enjoy the neon lights of MCU Park!
Craig: The 2nd Annual Intern Games- August 13th vs. Lowell - Last year we did the first ever intern Hunger games here at MCU Park and it was a huge success. We had five interns representing the five “districts” of the stadium (bleachers, first base side, home plate, third base side and suite levels). Then each competed to be crowned “Intern Game Champion” and to win a private promo item toss for their district. Each district was assigned a color which fans in that section were encouraged to wear. We had three contests (how fast can you pull all of the tissues out of the tissue box, a dizzy bat race and a scavenger hunt using only items collected from fans in your district) to eliminate three of the five competitors. The last two interns squared off in the final showdown (an obstacle course starting from the right field flagpole, on tricycles, around the bases, avoiding tables and cones along the way and then a foot face while harnessed into a parachute, to home plate). Word around the office is that John -- The Champion from the bleacher district (who won on a headfirst dive into home plate) - will be back to defend his crown. So pick your district, wear your color and get ready to cheer, this will be an amazing night and …oh yeah there is also a baseball game.
Jared: Star Wars Night - August 2nd vs. Connecticut - Star Wars Night would be a great night to add to your 8 game flex plan. We will be having some great performances throughout the game as well as star wars themed jerseys. In addition there will be a Star Wars themed bubblehead giveaway. Did a mention Saturday Night fireworks as well? Fans can come and celebrated the theme by dressing up as their favorite star wars character. It’s a really cool night and a great game to be a part of and experience.
Billy: Seinfeld Night – July 5th vs. Aberdeen - For a show “about nothing,” Seinfeld has certainly left its mark on American pop culture over the years. On July 5th, we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the first episode of Seinfeld (Little known fact, it first aired under the title - “The Seinfeld Chronicles”) hitting the airwaves. As a person who has seen every episode of Seinfeld at least 20 times each, this may be my favorite night at the ballpark ever because the options for entertainment are nearly endless. We can turn Customer Service into “The Airing of Grievances”, we can hold an Elaine Dancing contest, mailmen in uniform get to throw out a first pitch, a closest to the hole challenge in honor of Kramer and the whale, the foul polls become Festivus polls, a guy strikes out and we play “No soup for you”, give away pencils that are chewed by either Steve Cohen (Cyclones VP) or Stephen Cohen (this guy I play softball with), the players in puffy shirts, cereal eating contests, change the name of the field to “Vandelay Industries Park” and all latex salesman will get a free ticket, games of RISK on the concourse…the options are too many to list. But my favorite part of the night? I could get in trouble for letting the cat out of the bag but…(in my whisper voice) we’re going to do a Keith Hernandez bobble head that night. But not one of him as the gold glove first baseman…that wouldn’t make sense on Seinfeld night. We’re going to do a Keith Hernandez bobble head , where he looks in the episode when he describes “The Magic Loogie” that hit Kramer and Newman. Yadda yadda yadda, it’s going to be awesome.
Bret: Zombie Night –July 2nd vs. Hudson Valley Renegades – For a Wednesday night in the beginning of July why not pretend its Halloween and come get dressed up as a ZOMBIE for the night. We are working with the NYC ZOMBIE CRAWL committee who do all the zombie walks throughout New York. Since this date falls two days before the annual Nathans Hot Dog competition we are also planning a Zombie “brain” eating competition prior to the start of the game. People will be coming out to the game in costume as zombies. How great will it be seeing hundreds of zombies heckling and scaring the Cyclones opponent that night?
Josh H: Opening Day – June 14th vs. Staten Island Yankees - 20th century painter, Pablo Picasso, once said that “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” and that’s kind of how I like to think of opening day here at MCU park. All of the frustration from winter, frustration from work, frustration from living in the most expensive city in the world gets forgotten with the opening of not only a new Cyclones season but also an opening of all new possibilities in Coney Island. Opening day for me is the unveiling of a new summer canvas that together as fans of the team will be painted through the course of 38 summer nights possibilities…Ok so while art isn’t for everyone, you can at least see fireworks after the game which is always pretty fun to see.
Madison: Princess Night – August 23rd vs. Tri City – Calling all Cyclone Royalty, you are cordially invited to Princess Night at MCU Castle! If you're a fan of playing dress up, glitz, and all things pink (or your daughter is) then this is the night for you. Every Princess in attendance will receive their own sparkly tiara and a FREE makeover by the Glitzy Chicks, who will be glitzifying the Kids Zone. Make sure to wear your best dress if you want to march in the Princess Parade led by Prince Charming and a surpise Princess (dont know who theyre sending this year) Your Fairy Tale Night will conclude with post-game Fireworks, music and dancing on the field with your princess which is truly a magical moment. Besides what goes better than baseball and princesses?
Nicole: The Price is Right Night- June 25th vs. Aberdeen: Come on down for The Price is Right Night at MCU Park! Premiering in 1972, The Price is Right is the longest running game show on television. With 42 years of material and over 80 different games to pull from, The Price is Right Night promises to be one of the most exciting nights at MCU Park this summer. It just so happens this night falls on a Wacky Wednesday so for only $10 you can come participate in what I believe to be some of the greatest games on television. How can you not come with the price being SO right! From name tags at the front gate to Plinko on the concourse, this night is sure to be filled with one of a kind cliff hangers. Not everyone can make the trip to California but I assure you everyone can make the trip down to Coney Island. So come on down, and maybe at the end of the night we can even help get your pets spayed and neutered!
For the first time in franchise history, every Opening Day starting pitcher at every level of the Mets organization is a former Brooklyn Cyclone. From Dillon Gee at Citi Field on down to 2013 Brooklyn Cyclones Sterling Award Winner Rob Gsellman at Savannah, every opening day hurler is a Cyclones alum. Check it out here to see where your other favorite Cyclones from the past are Opening the 2014 season.
While some players take vacations or spend time with their families during the off season, Brandon Nimmo was training with National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, All-Star third baseman Pedro Alvarez and soon-to-be first round NFL Selection Teddy Bridgwater at the IMG Academy in hopes of taking a big step towards achieving his Major League goal during the 2014 season.
The Brooklyn Rooftop offers an unparalleled setting for your summer party. From atop MCU Park, you and your guests have access to unobstructed panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the lights of the Coney Island Amusements and even the Manhattan Skyline in the distance. Enjoy the million dollar view without breaking the bank.
Kids love to be the center of attention, and at MCU Park we guarantee that they will receive the red carpet treatment that comes along with our special Birthday Party Packages. Tickets start at just $18 and include food, beverage, party favors, invitations and more. Celebrate your child's birthday party without the stress. Just sit back, relax, and watch your son or daughter have the time of their life!
There are few people who are more beloved in the borough of Brooklyn than the great Gil Hodges. Friday, April 4th would have been the former Brooklyn Dodger first baseman and New York Mets manager's 90th birthday. To celebrate this occasion, we are offering a special "Happy Birthday Gil" ticket offer featuring two tickets and a limited edition t-shirt for just $32.