One major bank has teamed up with Major League Baseball to create a credit card rewards program that includes game-used memorabilia.
Bank of America is launching the first full season of the Bank of America MLB Extra Bases credit card program.
Cardholders earn one point for each dollar spent. Through the card’s rewards program, fans can then redeem accumulated points for tickets to regular season games as well as Major League Baseball events including the 2007 All- Star Game and 2007 postseason games, VIP all-access tours of select ballparks or other rewards including game-used memorabilia such as baseballs, bases and lineup cards.
"Major League Baseball’s partnership with Bank of America continues to
generate beneficial opportunities for our dedicated fan base," said John
Brody, senior vice president, Major League Baseball. "The significance of
these unique reward packages, offered in celebration of the 2007 baseball
season, exemplifies our collaboration with Bank of America."
Fans can learn more about or apply for an Extra Bases credit card at select MLB ballparks and at any one of the 5,700 banking centers across the country. Cardholders can choose a card design bearing the Major League Baseball silhouetted batter or the logo of their favorite Club. In addition to game-used memorabilia and game tickets, points can be redeemed for a spectrum of unique rewards including: access to the field during pre-game activities or dugout visits
at select ballparks; the opportunity to announce the line-up for an inning
or to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Working with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Bank of
America is also helping to refurbish and support a mobile exhibit that celebrates the contributions of black players in baseball. The exhibit will travel this summer to Major League Baseball stadiums, and to other venues, including historic black colleges and universities.
"By teaming up with baseball at all levels, Bank of America continues
to support programs that benefit and build excitement for fans – young and
old – all across the country," said Ray Bednar, global sponsorship
marketing executive, Bank of America. "Baseball is the quintessential
American game, and we are proud of the unrivaled opportunities that we can
create for fans to embrace the time-honored traditions of our national
Bank of America Extra Bases Card