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Play Ball! Today is the official opening day for Major League Baseball, which marks the arrival of spring, warm weather, being outdoors, and of course, the Houston Astros working on a World Series repeat. Thankfully, getting tickets to a baseball game is still a relatively affordable endeavor, at least in the outfield, but there are some amazing baseball related opportunities such as running onto the field, throwing out the first pitch, taking batting practice, or sitting in the VIP boxes that your cash can’t necessarily buy. Fortunately, your points can!
The SPG Moments program is known for offering a variety of top-notch MLB opportunities when using your Starwood Preferred Guest Points. Some of their opportunities are available for a fixed number of SPG points and some are available via a more variable auction price. Now that baseball season is officially here, let’s check out the available SPG Moments to start off the 2018 baseball season!
The Chicago Cubs have long been a fantastic partner of the SPG Moments program, and you will usually find the most VIP-type experiences using SPG points at iconic Wrigley Field. We used our SPG points there years ago to celebrate Josh’s birthday taking in a Cub’s game in a luxury VIP box complete with food, drinks, and even an ice cream cart! You will still find several games with availability in the luxury VIP boxes at Wrigley for a cost of two tickets for 25,000 SPG points. Children under the age of six are not admitted to the luxury boxes.
If you want your kid to really get in on the action, you can spend 30,000 SPG points to see your 7 – 13-year-old actually run onto Wrigley Field before the first pitch! This package includes two field box tickets, a group photo of your kiddo and the other participating members, and a child’s Cubs t-shirt.
Another hands-on Wrigley Field package is available via an auction (bidding currently at 6,000 points), and the winning child aged 6 – 12 will be able to deliver the line-up card for the Chicago Cubs before the game! This package includes field access for two for a pregame photo and two infield box tickets.
Not all of the SPG Moments opportunities take place at Wrigley, you can also use your SPG points to watch other regular season MLB match-ups around the country such as seeing the Red Sox take on the Yankees in Yankee Stadium or even watching as the Rangers and Yankees try to beat the World Champion Houston Astros at home. Many of those match-ups are available for a fixed 30,000 SPG points for two tickets, though some are available via auctions. They do not disclose the exact seat locations, but traditionally seats obtained via SPG Moments are very good.
Has your family ever used SPG points to be a part of Major League Baseball? Do any of this year’s packages catch your eye?
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