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IronPigs to host Reading Phils in '222 Showcase'

Published March 06. 2013 05:03PM

ALLENTOWN - Get a sneak peak at the top prospects in the Phillies' organization when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs host the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils in the sixth annual U.S. 222 Showcase exhibition game at Coca-Cola Park on April 2. Game time is 6:35 p.m. with all gates opening at 5:30 p.m. to kick off the 2013 season. Parking is free for this event.

All tickets to the 222 Showcase will be General Admission, granting fans access to the Field Level seating bowl on a first-come, first-serve basis. All IronPigs Full Season Ticket Holders will receive one complimentary ticket for each seat in their account (details below). All other tickets are just $6 and are available at, by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or by visiting the Coca-Cola Park ticket window during normal business hours.

One-hundred percent of the ticket revenue from the 222 Showcase will benefit IronPigs Charities presented by The Air Products Foundation.

"This game presents a unique opportunity for our fans to get an up-close and personal look at future Phillies stars," exclaimed IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. "We are excited to offer our full-season ticket holders a complimentary ticket to this event as well as continue to raise awareness and funds for IronPigs Charities."

The Phillies' top affiliates are separated by a mere 40 miles on U.S. Highway 222 - and both are located within 70 miles of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. While Reading prevailed in last year's game, 7-6, the IronPigs have still managed to win three of the first five showcase games including each of the two prior encounters at Coca-Cola Park. Numerous future and former Major Leaguers have played in this game, including Rich Thompson, Domonic Brown, Erik Kratz, Kevin Frandsen and Darin Ruf in last year's contest alone.

As stated above, Full Season Ticket Holders (Club, Suite, Front Row, Field Level and General Admission) will have the benefit of receiving a complimentary General Admission ticket (granting access to Field Level seating bowl on a first-come, first-serve basis) per ticket on their account.

Please note that while Club Level season ticket holders will receive a complimentary General Admission ticket for the Showcase, the Club Level will be closed for this exhibition.

Single-game tickets for the 2013 season presented by Capital BlueCross as well as the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game are available now by visiting, by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or at the Coca-Cola Park ticket window during normal business hours.

IronPigs Charities presented by The Air Products Foundation is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities for Lehigh Valley youth.

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