The York Revolution and Lancaster Barnstormers have both made the Atlantic League playoffs and -- boom! -- are facing each other in the first round.
Tickets are now on sale. Here's the information from both teams, respectively:
REVOLUTION INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
York attempting to be first team in Atlantic League history to "3-Peat"
The two-time defending Atlantic League Champion York Revolution have clinched a Wild Card berth at minimum in the 2012 Playoffs, and the organization has put individual playoff tickets on sale for the the five different potential home dates below. York is still in a race with Lancaster for the second half Freedom Division title.
York will play rival Lancaster (the first half division winner) in the first round of the playoffs and host games 3, 4 (if necessary) and 5 (if necessary) in the best-of-5. And if the Revolution advances past the Barnstormers, they will host games 1 and 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series before the series will finish at the home of the Liberty Division Champion. (Home field advantage is alternated year-by-year between each division.)
Last season, York outlasted Lancaster in a classic divisional playoff series that went the full five games before dispatching the Long Island Ducks in four games to win their second consecutive title. York was just the second Atlantic League franchise to win the championship back-to-back, Somerset being the other in 2008 and 2009. The Revolution is striving to be the first to win three consecutive championships.
This is what the Revolution’s Atlantic League Playoff schedule will look like:
2012 Atlantic League Playoffs: Divisional Round (Best-of-five series)
Game 1: Wednesday, September 26, York @ Lancaster, 7:05 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, September 27, York @ Lancaster, 7:05 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, September 28, Lancaster @ York, 6:30 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, September 29, Lancaster @ York (if necessary), 6:30 p.m.
Game 5: Sunday, September 30, Lancaster @ York (if necessary), 1:00 p.m.
2012 Atlantic League Playoffs: Championship Round (Best-of-five series)
Game 1: Wednesday, October 3, Liberty Division Champion @ York, 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, October 4, Liberty Division Champion @ York, 6:30 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, October 5, York @ Liberty Division Champion, time TBA
Game 4: Saturday, October 6, York @ Liberty Division Champion (if necessary), time TBA
Game 5: Sunday, October 7, York @ Liberty Division Champion (if necessary), time TBA
Tickets for each of these games may be purchased online by CLICKING HERE or clicking the links to individual games above. Fans may also purchase by phone by calling 717-801-HITS or in person in the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Refunds will be provided for any playoff tickets purchased for games that are not necessary. To make any refund process easy for all, any playoff tickets must be purchased with a debit or credit card if bought in advance before that game is guaranteed to be played. Cash or check sales will be permitted for playoff games the day of the game, or once a game is guaranteed to be played at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
The Revolution is also allowing fans to exchange tickets from any date that was rained out this season for tickets of equal value for playoff games if they choose, based on availability. Any fans holding vouchers for tickets as part of any 6-Pack they purchased also free to redeem those vouchers for the playoff game(s) of their choice.
Individual ticket prices for playoff games are unchanged from the regular season. $13 for dugout box, $11 for field box and $7 for lawn.
PLAYOFFS TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Fresh off the Lancaster Barnstormers' record setting first half, the Freedom Division's first half champions have announced their post-season schedule and playoff ticket packages.
Lancaster has opted to host the first two games of the Freedom Division Championship Series that will take place on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27. The remainder of the best-of-five series will be played at either the second half Freedom Division champion or a wild card team based on overall league standings. Should they advance, the Barnstormers will also host the first two games of the Atlantic League Championship Series, October 3 and 4, with the rest of the best-of-five championship series on the road against the Liberty Division champion. All games played at Clipper Magazine Stadium will begin at 7:00 pm.
Starting immediately, Barnstormers fans can secure their seats for all four possible home games by purchasing a CODE RED playoff ticket package. CODE RED playoff ticket packages are available for $40 for field box seats, a savings of $4 off face value, and $44 for dugout box seats, a savings of $8. Each ticket package will come with a special edition CODE RED playoff t-shirt.
CODE RED playoff pack - FIELD BOX
CODE RED playoff pack - DUGOUT BOX
Individual playoff game tickets are also on sale at this time. Single game tickets begin at just $7 for lawn seats; field box seats are $11, and dugout box seats are $13.