NEW YORK, June 15, 2010 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) invites area baseball fans to “play ball” at an interactive experience celebrating the city’s two beloved teams.  As the Official Airline of the New York Mets and New York Yankees, Delta is commemorating the iconic interleague series between the teams by hosting “The Delta Dugout” at Madison Square Park, June 18-20, 2010.  The three-day fan event will feature player appearances, baseball-themed activities, live games and giveaways.

“As the official airline of New York baseball, we want to give fans and our customers an exciting venue where they can celebrate the interleague series between these two iconic teams,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s Senior Vice President New York.  “The Delta Dugout at Madison Square Park is a one-of-a-kind, three-day interactive experience that all baseball fans will enjoy -- one that celebrates Delta’s commitment to New York and one of the city’s favorite sports.”

The Delta Dugout will feature appearances by current and former Yankees and Mets players, along with a special musical performance from Yankees legend Bernie Williams.  An array of games for kids, including Wii Batting and fast pitch stations, a photo booth and prize giveaways** will make this a not-to-be-missed family event.  Fans will also enjoy stadium-style concessions and specialty food and beverages, including “The Delta Dugout Dog,” a limited edition hot dog to be featured at Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack throughout the weekend.  Live game coverage of the interleague series will be provided on a Jumbotron at the center of the park.

Throughout the three-day event, The Delta Dugout will offer major league giveaways, including ticket packages to Mets and Yankees games, special ballgame events and round-trip domestic and international tickets on Delta**.  Additionally, Delta will host the Sky360 Lounge, where it will display elements of its premium BusinessElite in-flight experience, including lie-flat seats and information on its award-winning culinary offerings.

The Delta Dugout schedule of events, June 18-20, includes:

Friday, June 18, 10AM – 10PM:  Opening Day

  • 11am:  Delta’s Madison Square 2nd Annual “Fan Flair” Challenge, judged by New York Yankees Pitcher Joba Chamberlain and New York Mets Pitcher Mike Pelfrey. Yankees and Mets fans are invited to dress in their best team-themed attire for a chance to win tickets to future Mets and Yankees games. 
  • 10am-7pm:  interactive baseball experience, including games, entertainment, giveaways and food
  • 7:10pm:  Live viewing of Yankees-Mets Series Opener with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.

Saturday, June 19, 10AM – 6PM:  Yankees Day

  • 10am-6pm:  interactive baseball experience, including games, entertainment, giveaways, food
  • Noon:  Pre-game concert by former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams 
  • Noon-1pm: Yankees Alumni Meet-and-Greet 
  • 1pm: Live viewing of Mets-Yankees Series, Game Two, with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.

Sunday, June 20, 10AM – 4PM:  Mets Day

  • 10am-4pm:  interactive baseball experience, including games, entertainment, giveaways, prizes, food
  • 11am-12 Noon: Fast Pitch contest where fans have the chance to win an opportunity to throw the first pitch at a future Mets’ game at Citi Field; they will also throw the first pitch to Mets’ veteran pitcher Jesse Orosco (of the `86 World Series Mets), on-site at The Delta Dugout.
  • 12:30:  Mets Make a Deal with trivia, giveaways and special guest appearances
  • 1pm: Live viewing of Yankees-Mets Series Finale with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.


About Delta
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 45 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

** Official Rules for The Delta Dugout in Madison Square Park Daily Drawing Games

No purchase required.  Promotion open to all legal United States residents 18 years or older.  Employees of Delta Air Lines, its agencies and their families are not eligible.  Delta representatives will hand special tickets redeemable for prizes.  To enter, participants must receive an entry ticket from a Delta Dugout Event Staff at a designated area, upon entering the park.

To win, participants must be present during the drawing call, which will take place on stage periodically during the game viewing in the designated viewing party area in Madison Square Park.  Limit one entry ticket/prize per participant.  Winners will be drawn at random during the event from entries received on that date.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries handed out.  Participants need to be present to win.  If a potential winner is not present, the entry will be void and an alternate entry will be drawn.  Potential winners must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/publicity release before award of prize.

6 prizes of round-trip travel in the continental U.S. (ARV: $400 each), grandstand tickets for two to Citi Field on August 25 (ARV $38) and grandstand tickets for two to Yankee Stadium on August 4 (ARV $44) will be awarded.  All prizes are non-refundable may not be exchanged.  Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed prizes will not be replaced.  Travel prizes awarded in the form of certificates redeemable for tickets.  Certificate seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.  Certificates are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered.  The sale or barter of tickets obtained through redemption of Certificates is also prohibited.  Any tickets obtained through such sale or barter are void and will not be honored for travel.  After ticketing, date, time and routing changes may be permitted (subject to the availability of booking class) upon payment of applicable fees.

Certificates do not include a $3.70 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50  which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger's ticketed itinerary.  A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing.  For travel within the United States $23 fee for 1 checked bag and $32 fee for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at delta.com.  There is a $2 surcharge for the first bag, $3 for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside.  Allowances subject to size/weight limits.  These taxes and fees are subject to change, are the responsibility of the passenger and (except for bag fees) must be paid at the time the ticket is booked.  Any taxes, fees, or changes paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used.  However, once redeemed, Certificates are void and will have no further value.  Stopovers/Upgrades/Waitlisting/Open Returns are not permitted for tickets booked with Certificates.  Standby travel is not permitted except for an earlier flight on the same day as flight ticketed, for an additional charge of $25.  Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed Certificates will not be replaced.  Schedules are subject to change without notice.  Certificate travel will not qualify for SkyMiles mileage.  Additional restrictions may apply.  It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., photo ID) at the time and place of departure.  Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to any passengers without proper documentation.

This promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.

A list of winners may be obtained by sending a request prior to December 31, 2010 to “The Delta Dugout in Madison Square Park Viewing Party Giveaway,” Delta Air Lines, Inc. Dept. 010, P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, GA 30320 6001.

Sponsor:  Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges apply to ticket prizes.  See Rules for details:
Air Travel: Ticket prizes will be awarded in the form of Certificates that must be redeemed by June 1, 2011.  Travel must be between June 18, 2010 and May 25, 2011.  Certificates may be redeemed for round-trip coach class travel on Delta in the 48 states including Alaska, Mexico, Caribean and Canada. Restrictions and blackout periods may apply. Certificates may be redeemed only by the person whose name has been entered and cannot be reissued.  Any transportation that is unclaimed, is not awarded or is otherwise not used by the travel completion date specified will be forfeited.

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