Washington — XM Satellite Radio will give away a free satellite radio to every fan attending the first, and if held, the fifth games of the 2005 World Series in Chicago this Saturday, said the company.
The attendees must, however, prepay for three months of XM service to take advantage of the offer.
Calling it the largest giveaway in the 102-year history of the World Series, the company will give every ticket holder who arrives at U.S. Cellular Field a coupon for the new Delphi XM RoadyXT, suggested retail price $79.99, and a commemorative pin.
If the 2005 World Series goes to a fifth game, XM will extend this offer to fans at the Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Each RoadyXT coupon distributed at the ballpark will have a code number so the consumer may order the RoadyXT on line. However, he must prepay for three months of service to receive the player, at a rate of $12.95 per month.
A year ago, XM entered an 11-year, $650 million agreement allowing it to broadcast Major League Baseball games starting at the beginning of the 2005 season.
Siirus Satellite Radio said it still plans to ship its S50 radio headset for storing a mix of Sirius/MP3/WMA files this October. The expected suggested retail price is $359.99.