MEA is pleased to announce that we have secured tickets for two “MEA Night at the Padres” games for this season.  (Tickets are NOT yet on sale!)

The purpose of this E-blast is to explain the process for members to secure tickets for these games.  If you are interested in buying tickets, please read this entire email as some of our procedures will be different than in previous years.

For both games, MEA has once again secured the rooftop of the Western Metal Supply Building, which can accommodate 500 people with plenty of room to mingle and enjoy the beautiful view from the highest point of Petco Park. Each ticket also includes hot dogs, sliders, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, and sodas, as well as a seat in the upper deck of the ballpark right next to the Western Metal Supply Building.

MEA covers most of the cost of these tickets and food. MEA members pay only $25 per ticket to attend and may purchase up to two tickets total (one for the member and one guest). MEA wants to allow as many members as possible to be able to attend at least one game, so members may only purchase tickets for one of the two games.

Please note that tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.  Non-transferable means that members cannot sell or give their tickets to anyone else, including other members.  Check-in at the game will be required under the name of the member that purchased the ticket(s).  Again, this is not meant to be overly restrictive, but is being done simply to ensure that as many MEA members as possible can attend each game.

Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to sell out at some point during the same day that they go on sale.

In order to be as fair as possible to all members regardless of work location or ability to leave work, tickets for both games will only be available by calling MEA and securing your tickets on the phone with an MEA representative.  You can pay over the phone with a credit or debit card and then pick up the physical tickets from MEA’s Kearny Mesa offices at your convenience up to a few days before the game.

Walk-ins to MEA’s offices will NOT be permitted to purchase tickets in person.  We apologize to those of you who have done it this way in the past, but again we are just trying to give every member a fair chance to secure tickets.

On the day of the sale for each game, MEA’s phone lines will be answered by a number of staff members.  If you get a busy signal or our voicemail greeting, we are on the other line helping another member.  Please hang up and keep trying and do NOT leave a voice message, as we will only be selling tickets to members who we actually speak with on the phone until we are sold out.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience…Padres ticket sale days tend to be extremely busy and MEA staff will be doing our very best to assist everyone.

If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to contact MEA at info@sdmea.org or 619-264-6632.  We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark!