A Kansas City Royals Single-A affiliate, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, has found a silver-lining in the bone-chilling cold that has rocked the East Coast of late.
The temperature in Wilmington was four degrees at 8 a.m. on Monday, so the team decided to match the price of Opening Day tickets to it — in cents.
According to ESPN, fans were able to buy tickets for the April 16 game for just four cents on Monday.
"It's really cold here, and we want to get the fans thinking about us," Stefani Rash, the team's director of tickets, told ESPN.
Those who showed up in person (and many did, according to the team) got the tickets for literally four cents, however if you chose to buy them online or over the phone, you were hit with a $5 handling fee. Some people who showed up in person even bought the maximum deal of eight tickets for 32 cents.
Hopefully it will be a lot warmer in April for the fans who took advantage of the offer.
- Molly Geary