PRESS RELEASE – The IronPigs celebrate “What Could Have Been Night” on Monday, August 15, at 7:05 p.m. with Lehigh Valley Gobblers night featuring a Gobblers Cap giveaway presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older. When the IronPigs nickname was selected in a fan vote prior to the 2008 season, seven other finalists were considered, including the Lehigh Valley Gobblers! Ever wonder what it would have been like if the IronPigs were actually named the Gobblers? This is your one and only chance to find out!
During “What Could Have Been Night”, IronPigs players and coaches will wear Gobbler jerseys and caps courtesy of Jaindl featuring an exclusive Gobblers logo. Game-worn items will be auctioned off at the conclusion of Monday’s game with the proceeds benefitting IronPigs Charities.
Gobbler nation won’t want to miss many other fun activities that are planned for “What Could Have Been” night, including:
- A Gobblers Cap giveaway presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older.
- Gobbler-related food specials such as an open-faced Turkey sandwich along with discounts on all Turkey items at the Jaindl Smoke House including Turkey Legs, Turkey BBQ and more.
- The introduction of “Gobbler the Mascot” (Eat your heart out FeRROUS and FeFe).
- Numerous in-between inning contests featuring a turkey-related theme such as the “Frozen Turkey Toss” and “Frozen Turkey Bowling”.
- Other videoboard promotions such as Gobbler-themed headshots for IronPigs players and the introduction of the “Turkey Dance Cam”.
The Gobblers handle finished second to the IronPigs in a 2007 “Name the Team” contest that received over 3,500 different team name entries from the public. Other finalists considered included the Woodchucks, Phillies, Keystones, Crushers, Phanatics and Vulcans. In the years ahead, the other monikers that made the final cut will also receive their very own, “What Could Have Been” night at Coca-Cola Park.
Also on Monday, there will also be a Morning Call pre-game autograph session with select Gobbler players from 6 to 6:20 p.m. on the main concourse. Be sure to pick up a copy of Sunday’s Morning Call to receive the “Gobblers” photo insert.
Tickets for all upcoming 2011 Gobbler home games presented by Capital BlueCross can be purchased in-person at Coca-Cola Park, by calling (610) 841-PIGS or online at ironpigsbaseball.com. Despite leading all of Minor League Baseball in average attendance in 2010 with 9,227 fans per game, prices for single-game tickets remain identical for the fourth consecutive season and start as low as $6 for General Admission, granting fans access to the Capital BlueCross Lawn seating area and standing room only areas. Field Level reserved seats are just $9.
The Lehigh Valley Gobblers are dedicated to providing family-friendly entertainment and are the only Minor League team to offer bubbles to fans entering the AT&T Plaza and balloons for all children exiting Coca-Cola Park.