By Tim Jimenez
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — It was a grand slam today for fans of a local minor league baseball team. The frigid blast means opening day tickets were going for mere pennies.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry Says FBI Agents Seized His Cellphone
A President’s Day promotion for the Wilmington Blue Rocks said that tickets would go on sale at a price based on this morning’s outdoor temperature in Wilmington.
So, tickets for their home opener, April 16th, were being sold this morning for a whopping “four cents a piece.”
Really? General manager Chris Kemple says, absolutely.
“(We) put our opening day tickets on sale for the price of what the temperature was at eight o’clock in the morning.”READ MORE: Chester County DA Taking Over Investigation Into Ellen Greenberg's Death
And at that time, it was a blistering 4 degrees F. in Wilmington.
This is the second straight year the team is running this promotion, and it’s certainly a hit among fans. Last year the tickets were priced at 20 cents each.
This morning, Kemple says, as of 9:30am they had sold more than 1,000 opening day passes, some fans even braving the single-digit temperatures to go to the ballpark ticket office in person.
He says they may have to clarify the rules for next year, since this year’s frigid temperature caught them a little bit by surprise.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Tennis Players React To Serena Williams' Retirement Announcement
“Zero (degrees) would have been free tickets, and if it was negative degrees I’m not sure what we would have done. I guess in theory we would have had to give money,” he says with a laugh.