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#IdealSeatChallenge 2015

Let IdealSeat help you catch a ball at a game and win season tickets for 2016!

Our team has spent the past four years tracking millions of plays and data points to find the best seats in baseball to catch a foul ball, a home run, or even to sit in the sun and drink a beverage with your friends. Now we are proud to present the #IdealSeatChallenge to help you put those stats to the test.


We will be traveling to all 30 MLB stadiums this summer with one goal–help fans find the best seats at every stadium in MLB using big data.


It’s Moneyball for fans.


Getting in the game is simple. Download the app, become a member and purchase tickets, and try to catch a ball. If you do you could go down in IdealSeat history!


In addition, there will be the opportunity to meet the IdealSeat team 30 minutes before every game. Follow us on social to find the exact location.

How to Play

Join the #IdealSeatChallenge and you could win two (2) season tickets for the 2016 season!

  1. Download the IdealSeat app, select Catch a Ball and either Home Run or Foul Ball
  2. Become an IdealSeat member and purchase tickets from any of the recommended sections and rows, for a chance at $3,000 to be used toward future tickets
  3. – OR – Purchase tickets as a guest (Checkout as Guest) from any of the recommended sections and rows for a chance at $150 to be used toward future tickets
  4. When arriving to the game, post a picture on Twitter or Instagram with the #IdealSeatChallenge hashtag and tag @IdealSeat
  5. Upon catching a ball – immediately take a 10-second video of yourself and your surroundings and email to winner@idealseat.com
  6. Balls must be caught in the immediate area of your seat and the box that extends from arm post to arm post to the next seat forward, moving outside of the immediate vicinity of your seat is not allowed
  7. A representative of IdealSeat will contact you immediately at the park to confirm the authenticity of the ball
  8. A maximum of one (1) award per stadium
  9. Challenge is limited to the ballpark on the specified dates below
  10. A maximum of three (3) awards for the entire contest, all winner will be announced on the IdealSeat blog

Good luck baseball fans!


[See Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Rules & dates subject to change without notice.]

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Tour Schedule

The #IdealSeatChallenge promotion is prohibited in the states of MD & CO. These stops will not include the possibility to of winning season tickets, but we invite you to join us before the game.

Location Date Game Time (local)
Seattle, WA Sunday, May 17 1:05 PM
Oakland, CA Monday, May 25 1:05 PM
San Francisco, CA Thursday, May 28 7:15 PM
Anaheim, CA Saturday, May 30 7:05 PM
San Diego, CA Monday, June 1 7:10 PM
Los Angeles, CA Thursday, June 4 7:10 PM
Phoenix, AZ Saturday, June 6 7:10 PM
Arlington, TX Friday, June 12 7:05 PM
Houston, TX Sunday, June 14 1:10 PM
Tampa Bay, FL Monday, June 22 7:10 PM
Miami, FL Wednesday, June 24 7:10 PM
Atlanta, GA UPDATED – Wednesday, July 1 7:10 PM
Cincinnati, OH Friday, July 3 7:10 PM
Pittsburgh, PA Sunday, July 5 1:35 PM
Cleveland, OH Monday, July 6 7:05 PM
Baltimore, MD
(Challenge prohibited by law.)
Friday, July 10 7:05 PM
Queens, NYC Sunday, July 12 1:10 PM
Philadelphia, PA Friday, July 17 7:05 PM
Washington, DC UPDATED – Wednesday, July 18 Doubleheader
Bronx, NYC Sunday, July 19 1:05 PM
Boston, MA Saturday, July 25 4:05 PM
Toronto, ONT UPDATED – Thursday, July 30 7:07 PM
Detroit, MI Tuesday, August 4 7:08 PM
Chicago, IL (CWS) Wednesday, August 5 1:10 PM
Chicago, IL (CHC) Friday, August 7 3:05 PM
Milwaukee, WI Saturday, August 8 6:10 PM
Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, August 11 7:10 PM
St. Louis, MO UPDATED – Saturday, August 15 6:15 PM
Kansas City, MO UPDATED – Sunday, August 16 7:08 PM
Denver, CO
(Challenge prohibited by law.)
UPDATED – Friday, August 21 6:40 PM

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