Reds offering unique way to win season tickets

The Reds haven’t been very good on the field this season, but the marketing team has come up with some gems.

Last week we reported on their efforts to supersize the classic "College Night" promotion.

Now the team has announced it plans to hold a “Swing for your Seats” event Oct. 8.

What is that?

Well, those who buy new season tickets for 2017 or put down a deposit on a renewal will get a chance to claim those babies for free.

All they have to do is hit one of three pitches over the fence at Great American Ball Park.

The deadline to place a 25-percent deposit is Sept. 30, and a full-season package purchase is not required. Half-season and 20-game packages also qualify.

Even those who don’t hit the ball over the fence could win prizes as various targets will be set up in the outfield. Anyone who hits the outfield wall on the fly will get a free luxury suite for a game next season, too.