Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Training is in the Air!

When spring is in the air, you know that it is time for Talkin’ Tourism to check out the excitement in the air at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida and broadcasting live from the Mets official radio broadcast booth high above the field is always a thrill.

We are always pleased to have Paul Taglieri, general manager and director of Florida operations for the New York Mets, along with Traer Van Allen, assistant general manager and assistant director of operations, as our special guests.  Paul shared with our listeners all the improvements visitors can expect to enjoy and the huge economic impact spring training has on the Treasure Coast.

Now more than ever, the stadium experience is a true 'family affair'. The Mets organization has renegotiated their lease agreement with St. Lucie County and they are here to stay to 2023!  Based on Paul’s comments, it would appear that spring training and baseball in general is a huge tourism promotion engine for St. Lucie County and the Treasure Coast region.

Traer shared ticket sales this year are running strong and talked about the great passion in the region for this loved Traer gave his forecasts on what game will draw the largest attendance?  If you missed his prediction, you can still hear it by listening to Talkin' Tourism's Spring Training show here.

Although baseball and spring training were the main topics of this week’s show, lots of other local and regional tourism snippets were also discussed, including upcoming events and activities you won't want to miss.

So ladies and gentlemen, grab a hot dog, peanuts, popcorn and your favorite baseball beverage. The team is ready to go, and so will you after listening to last week’s show.  Let’s play ball!

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