Take OU out to the ballgame


The Oakland Post

As the regular season comes to an end, Oakland University students can root on the Detroit Tigers as they take on the Minnesota Twins at home on one of the last games of the season.

The OU Student Program Board is sponsoring the first ever “Take OU to the Ball Game,” which will take place on Friday, September 26. For OU students only, tickets are $30 dollars and include an all-you-can-eat buffet, mezzanine seats and transportation tickets to and from the game. Tickets can be purchased at the CSA service window in the basement of the Oakland Center.

“Tickets will be on sale until they are sold out or up until the day of the game. There is a possibility of the tickets selling out as we have sold a large amount of tickets already,” said Kerry Zhu, travel director for the Student Program Board.

The all-you-can-eat buffet includes cookout food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, water and soft drinks. There will also be a fireworks display after the conclusion of the game.

As any Tigers fan knows, the last month of the season is crucial for the team’s playoff chances. The game against the Twins will be game two of the team’s final four-game series. The last series of the season can be incredibly crucial to the team’s playoff chances, as they are in a close race against the Kansas City Royals for the American League Central Division title.

Rita Habib, a sophomore at OU, has never been to a Tigers game and is looking forward to going to the game with a group of friends.

“I think this will be a great first game to go to since the tickets are on the cheaper side and I don’t have to worry about driving or parking at the game,” Habib said.

This will be the first time that the SPB is sponsoring a Tigers game, though they have done a few Pistons games in the past.

They also has a few other upcoming trips, such as a Cedar Point trip on October 18, for which tickets go on sale September 16. They also have a scheduled New York City trip on November 12-16, and tickets will go on sale October 7.

More information can be found at oakland.edu/spb, on the OU SPB Facebook page, or by emailing [email protected].