PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers, members of the prestigious Northwoods League, unveiled their 2013 Promotional Schedule today, and announced that single-game tickets are now on sale for all 35 home games. Tickets may be purchased online at any time, are available by calling the Battle Creek Bombers at (269) 962-0735, or in person at the Bombers offices located at 189 Bridge Street, Battle Creek.
The first opportunity to make it to the ballpark this season will be on a “Pick-Your-Seat-Day” at C.O. Brown Stadium in the Bailey Park Sports Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, 2013.
“This day is a great event for Bombers fans to pick out the seats they would like to have for the biggest Bombers game dates throughout our 2013 season,” stated Craig Campbell, Bombers ticketing manager. Season tickets, as well as mini-plans, birthday parties, and group outings will be available to reserve throughout the event.
The Bombers will also hold open auditions to perform the national anthem at a Battle Creek Bombers game this summer.
This season the Bombers promotional schedule includes eleven post-game Fireworks displays, setting a new Northwoods League single-season record. The Fireworks Display schedule is highlighted by Red, White, and BOOM Night July 3rd, 2013, the most extravagant display of the year. Fireworks will now become a ballpark staple Wednesday’s courtesy of FireKeepers Casino Hotel and Saturday’s courtesy of State Farm Insurance. The Bombers themed weekly promotional schedule also includes five Stock Market Mondays (where prices on our most popular items “crash” throughout the game), five Twinkie Dog and Tiger Ticket Tuesdays (BOGO on all Twinkie Dogs and win complimentary Detroit Tigers tickets), five Wednesday Firework Displays, four Thirsty Thursdays ($1 Domestics and just $2 Crafts), four Freebie Fridays (premium giveaway items such as Bobbleheads, Jerseys and other items as well), six Saturday Firework Displays, and six Kids Extravaganza Sundays (kids play catch on the field, run the bases, and meet their favorite Bomber players for post-game autographs).
The Bombers begin their home slate on Wednesday May 29th, featuring a Magnet Schedule Giveaway and the first Fireworks Display of the season. The following night the celebration continues with “Thirsty Thursday”. This season Thirsty Thursday’s feature our “Michigan Music Legend Series”, and the Bombers will start by featuring the music of Michigan man Bob Seger. Other Michigan legends honored throughout the season include Kid Rock on July 18th and Madonna on August 1st. Another very special Thursday added to the schedule this year is “St. Patty’s Day in July”, presented by McGonigles Pub & Grill, slated for July 11th.
The Bombers will also feature three Bobblehead Giveaways during the 2013 season. To begin the Bombers Bobblehead Series, a “Tony Sanchez Bobblehead” (#4 Overall Pick of the 2009 MLB Draft) will be given away on May 31st, courtesy of Flagstar Bank. The second bobblehead item will be the “The Binder BobbleNeck”; a Giraffe BobbleNeck courtesy of Binder Park Zoo on June 30th. The final bobblehead will commemorate mascot Moe Skeeter with a “Grand Slam Moe Skeeter Bobblehead” courtesy of Auto-Lab of Battle Creek on July 19th.
Another new featured giveaway this year will be a custom team jersey giveaway to the first 500 fans on Friday, August 2nd courtesy of Bronson Battle Creek. Also featured this night will be the teams Host Family Appreciation and Little League night.
Other special giveaway nights include four Thunderstix giveaways occurring June 2nd, June 9th, June 18th, and July 28th. Team Posters, including the 2013 Bombers Schedule, will be given away June 3rd courtesy of J-Ad Graphic. This season the Baseball Card Giveaway Series also returns to Battle Creek, with three separate giveaway nights courtesy of Allegra Print and Imaging. The first edition will be given away on June 11th, the second edition on July 2nd, and the third edition on July 21st. Also, as a special tribute to our home state of Michigan, the Bombers will host a “Pure Michigan” night on June 21st. As a part of this very unique night, the franchise will also give away “The Mitten State” BBQ Oven Mitts.
New to the promotional schedule this season will be a “Pool Giveaway”, presented by Woods Pools. An above ground pool will be on display all season long, until a lucky winner is drawn on July 31st. Any fan selected must be present on July 31st to be eligible. Fans can sign up at any Bomber home game prior to the giveaway.
Dog-friendly promotions will return to C.O. Brown Stadium on Monday, July 8th with Bark in the Park. This popular event allows fans to bring their canines out to the ballpark to enjoy a Monday night baseball game together. Special guests for this evening include the Battle Creek K-9 Police Dog and the world’s tallest dog, Battle Creek’s own Zeus. Special on-field promotions will be geared towards man’s best friend, highlighted by Police Dogs tackling a would-be-base-stealer. In honor of all the dogs that will be joining us, Hotdogs (limit of two per order) will be sold for just a quarter.
This season, celebrate Christmas early on Friday, June 23rd with “Half-Way to Christmas”. The Bombers are turning the ballpark into a winter wonderland with a special appearance from Santa Claus, and even his live reindeer. The Bombers will also feature a very special Christmas Ornament Giveaway, presented by Nu-Twist.
The Battle Creek Bombers will also feature three Custom Game Jersey Nights this season. At the conclusion of each night, all custom jerseys will be available and put up for auction. The first jersey, worn on July 10th, will be for “Strikeout Cancer Night” presented by Bronson Battle Creek. Bomber players will be wearing special purple jerseys for this night with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Care Center of Bronson Battle Creek. On July 19th, Bomber players will wear special blue jerseys, in honor of “Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Night” with proceeds benefiting Juvenile Diabetes. And finally, on July 28th, the Bombers will feature unique Super Hero themed jerseys, in celebration of “Super Hero Night”. The team will wear one of a kind Superman themed Bombers jersey that will be auctioned off after the game.
Also added to the schedule are a slew of theme nights including two Reading Club Nights (June 2 and June 17), Faith Night (June 3), Star Wars Night (June 8), Gift Card Extravaganza Night (June 9), Intern “Appreciation” Night (June 10), Health and Fitness Night (June 11), Chamber Night (June 18), Scout Night (June 22), Downtown Battle Creek Night (July 1), Team Photo and Autograph Night (July 9), Princess Night (July 17), Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Night (July 19), Military Appreciation Night (July 20), Dairy Night (July 21), Camp Day (July 30) and finally Fan Appreciation Night (August 3).
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