Gift the Akron RubberDucks

Guide Update: Take Dad Out to the Ball Game with Akron RubberDucks Tickets

Spend some quality time with pops and enjoy concessions, promotions, giveaways, contests and more. 

By Megan Williams

Previous ZipsGuide stories about Akron RubberDucks will appear archived beneath this update.

Dad enjoy the RubberDucks game with family, kids enjoy Orbit the Aeros mascot, and a selection of merch dad would love. Photos courtesy of the Akron Rubber Ducks.

In nearly 21 years on earth, buying a Father’s Day gift has always been hard for me. In fact, gift giving has never been my strong suit in general. I struggle to know what someone will like and what they will enjoy. Luckily, this year, the Akron RubberDucks minor league team has me covered.

The week after Father’s Day, the Ducks have games all week, including two fireworks games. And, who doesn’t like fireworks?

The Akron RubberDucks is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. Since 1997, the team has played in downtown Akron’s Canal Park.

According to Austin Stevens, manager of promotions and community relations for the Akron RubberDucks, baseball is a fantastic gift for dads.

“You can bring your kids, family and friends, because these games are for everyone,” he said. It’s not even important to know the roster or the rules of the game because the staff works hard to make each one an experience all attendees will remember. “Our whole thing is to make a great experience,” Stevens said.

Dads and their families will make great memories at a game. “Spend time with the people you love and want to spend time with, and there’s always something going on to make it memorable,” he said.

Between innings, Akron RubberDucks fans can enjoy videos, competitions, t-shirt cannons, mascot races, contests, giveaways and more.

The Ducks mission is to offer “Affordable Family Fun,” and they follow through with that promise at every game during their summer-long season with ticket prices that make the games accessible to all and concessions that everyone can enjoy.

If dad isn’t already a baseball fan, these tickets might still be a fun Father’s Day Gift. “Many people have never been to a Ducks game before,” Stevens said, “and seeing someone watch their first game ever is really fun.” The RubberDucks also make certificates for everyone who is attending their first game to make sure the person always remembers that first RubberDucks game.

For many fans, one of the best parts about going to a game is the park’s amazing concessions. They have chicken fingers, burgers, steak, and a variety of other options throughout the park.

One fun concession treat is the full-sized baseball helmet packed with 20 (or so) scoops of two ice cream flavors, whipped cream, and a cherry. It costs around $20 to share (we don’t recommend eating it all by yourself) and makes for a great photo opp. 

Everyone always says baseball is America's favorite pastime and it is pretty easy to see why.  This sport has such a rich history and is rather easy to understand for fans of all ages. When asked if a game is a good way to hang out with family Austin said this “Baseball is a slower pass game so it's a great place for families and friends to hangout and catch up on eachothers lives.”

Whether your dad is a die-hard fan or heading to his first game, there’s a range of gift sizes and investments.

For the dad who loves the Ducks already, season tickets are surprisingly affordable. Dad can see every single home game this summer for $200 to $800 per ticket.

For the dad who likes to go but isn’t going to attend all 70 games, there are flex plans. With a flex plan, you prepay for 10, 20 or 30 games for the year. These are a bit more affordable, ranging from $130 to $385 dollars per ticket.

If you’re just looking for one single experience, dad is new to baseball, or you are on a budget, you can also just grab single game tickets for you and your family, which start at $5 and go all the way up to $28 for seats in “Homerville.”

To learn more about ticketing options at the Akron RubberDucks, visit their ticketing page.

If dad already has his season tickets, the ballpark also has a pro shop that has all the Ducks merchandise you could possibly want such as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. The merch has throwback items from when the team was called Akron Aeros as well, if dad has been a long-time fan. Akron RubberDucks became the team name in 2013, but lots of fans still love Orbit and the Aeros branding.

The shop has so many t-shirt options, it will be hard to choose just one. The shop also has a variety of other items including toys, accessories, bubble machines and authentic Rubber Ducks jerseys, for the serious fan.

Going to a Ducks game is a great way to spend time with your dad, and lots of tickets are still available, so be sure to purchase yours soon.

The week after Father’s Day there will be six games offering lots of opportunities to watch the Ducks in action.

Quality time is always so much more precious than any material item you could buy, and the Ducks offer a fun place to spend that time.

To reach content author Megan Williams, email her here.

Duck the Halls with Gifts from Akron's Minor League Team

From tickets to team jerseys, Quackron can shower their Akron RubberDucks fans with gifts this 2023 holiday season.

By Carmen Addison

Amidst the crackling excitement of the crowd, the person you've gifted Akron RubberDucks tickets to is leaning forward waiting for that first pitch to smack into the glove. Or maybe they bought their own tickets, but they're donning their authentic team jersey for the first time and feeling like a real fan.

When you gift your RubberDucks fan tickets, gear, and more, you're really gifting a feeling. Whether it's the feeling of walking through the gate, diving after a foul ball, showing real team spirit, or enjoying outlandish (delicious) concessions, that fan will remember that it came from you.

Gifting Tickets
Gift an experience they’ll never forget with Akron Rubber Ducks tickets. The Ducks play over 60 games a season. That means there are over 60 options for you to choose the perfect game to attend.

When researching the perfect game, be on the lookout for the themed nights and promotions. The team is currently brainstorming exciting themes for their 2024 season games. Be sure to check back here for their themes. 

For those on a hunt for holiday deals, here’s where it begins. An ultimate gift for your Rubber Ducks fans is season tickets. Seasons passes save up to 45% off game day adult ticket pricing. 

Season passes also come with great perks. Season pass holders will receive prime seating at every game they attend. They will also have access to the exclusive express lanes at Taters and Bier Garten Concession Stands. 

Season pass holders will be invited to exclusive “holiday party, ticket pickup party, team meet-and-greet, autograph sessions, batting practice on the field, and appreciation picnic.” 

To price and purchase season tickets this holiday season, visit: Rubber Ducks Season Tickets

(left top) The Akron RubberDucks are giving away great prizes to those who give the gift of baseball. Courtesy of Akron RubberDucks website. (left middle) Enjoying a summer game at Canal Park in downtown Akron. (left bottom) Jameson Cajigas living his best life at the bottom of the giant inflatable slide in the Kid Zone. Photos by Julie Cajigas.

Flex Plans
Need a more “flex”ible option? Rubber Ducks offer Flex Plans. Fans will be able to reserve tickets to a game 24 hours in advance. With four different pans and a printable calendar, fans can begin to get excited to enjoy their gift all year long. 

Follow this link to catch this deal: Rubber Ducks Flex-Packages 

Merch and Spirit Wear
Does your Rubber Ducks fan already have 2024 tickets? Then don’t let them attend without the proper merch. The official Rubber Ducks store offers a wide variety of merch for every fan. Hats, t-shirts, and jerseys galore. This team shop has everything you need to gift for the holidays.

The team shop provides a variety of clothing options including jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, and hats with select approved logos and colors. These items come in a range of sizes for men, women, and children. Fans could find a range of accessories such as scarves, socks, wristbands, and lanyards adorned with the team's branding. Fans treasure gifts like collectable baseball cards, pennants, pins, and autographed memorabilia from players.

Don’t knock the novelty items like keychains, magnets, foam fingers, and drinkware decorated in logos and slogans. 

Young fans can cherish Rubber Ducks-themed toys like stuffed animals, mini bats, and baseballs, as well as games and puzzles. 

Who doesn't like swag? Hazel Cajigas modeling her Akron RubberDucks hoodie and her official, licensed cap. Photo by Julie Cajigas.

Galen Cajigas enjoying his Akron Rubber Ducks bubble gun from the team shop - a gift sure to be enjoyed all year round. Photo by Julie Cajigas.

For the fans who miss him, the team shop offers nostalgic merch and Orbit items from the days the team name was The Akron Aeros.

Team Shop
The team shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on non-game days or 24/7 online, and in addition to official logo'd jerseys, shirts and caps, the shop also carries several fun Akron-themed items including a construction cone cap, a jojo's cap and a Devil Strip cap. Check out the team shop as many of these are currently on clearance and would be ideal for anyone who loves Akron.

20 Days of Giving
The Rubber Ducks team has brought back their “20 Days of Giving”. This shopping event features unique experience-based prizes that are available only during this limited time. Prizes include a set of RubberDucks rebrand and game hats, various giveaways, a monthly free pizza from Papa John’s, and the grand prize of a Single-Furnace Whole House Air Duct Cleaning by Stanley Steemer, valued at over $500. 

The promotion began November 13 and will run from to December 13, excluding Thanksgiving holiday dates. Winners will be selected each weekday, and there are multiple ways for fans to become eligible, including season ticket commitments, group outings, picnic arrangements, and suite rentals for the 2024 season. Those already committed to the 2024 season are automatically eligible to win. 

The deadline to enter is December 13 at noon, and winners will be contacted by a RubberDucks ticket sales representative. Fans interested in purchasing tickets or arranging groups can contact the team via phone or email. 

Be sure to join in the ticket and merch deals. 

Quack! Quack! Go Ducks!

To reach content author Carmen Addison, email her here.

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