PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds are thrilled to announce the 2015 promotional schedule today as the team prepares for the initial season at state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park, which opens next month. The promotional calendar includes 35 giveaway nights, 14 fireworks shows, three jersey auctions, a new twist on Throwback Thursdays, and even more family-friendly entertainment as baseball comes home to Sulphur Dell.
The fun starts with a boom at First Tennessee Park, as the Sounds have a total of 14 firework shows that are set to take place after every Friday home game, and a final show after the home season finale on Thursday, September 3. The 14 firework extravaganzas feature Opening Night on Friday, April 17 and the annual Independence Day show on Friday, July 3.
Fans will be treated to 35 different giveaway nights in 2015 including plenty of gear that features the team’s new logos and colors.
Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m.
At the forefront of this year’s promotional schedule is T-Shirt Tuesdays, presented by The Tennessean. The first 2,000 fans to arrive at First Tennessee Park on every Tuesday home game will receive a special tee with a different design for every contest. Additional t-shirt giveaways include an Independence Day shirt on July 3 (4,000 fans), presented by Nashville International Airport, and a t-shirt giveaway presented by the Founding and Platinum sponsors of First Tennessee Park (7,000 fans) on August 21.
Focusing on the history of the ballpark’s site, the Sounds will honor one of the teams of the past at Sulphur Dell. On August 6, the first 3,000 fans will receive a Vintage Nashville Vols Bobblehead to tie in with the team’s Throwback Thursday promotion (more info below).
Another aspect of the promotional calendar includes various jersey auctions. Fans will be able to bid in a silent auction for players’ game-used jerseys during three separate games. The specialty jerseys include the Stars & Stripes uniforms worn on July 3, a camouflage jersey worn every Sunday home game and auctioned off on August 16, and a final jersey to be named later.
The Sounds and Trevecca Nazarene University have teamed up again to bring fans a Faith Night Bobblehead series that builds off of last year’s start to the nativity scene. On June 28, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will be treated to an Angel bobblehead, while the first 2,000 fans present on August 9 will walk away with a bobblehead of Joseph.
The opening homestand is when the giveaway excitement begins. For Opening Night at First Tennessee Park (April 17), the first 4,000 fans will receive a Sounds Piggy Bank, presented by First Tennessee. All 35 giveaways included in the 2015 promotional schedule are listed below.
*The XL Baseball Card will be approximately 5″ x 3″ in size
**To be eligible for this giveaway, fans must bring a dog to the game
The excitement does not stop there. First Tennessee Park is slated to host the following theme nights this summer: Faith Night on May 17, June 28, July 19 & August 9; Fur Circus on May 31;Star Wars Night on June 19; Christmas in July on July 24; Boy Scout Night on July 25; Girl Scout Night on August 8; and Bark in the Park on August 16.
In addition, the Sounds are happy to feature ASAC Peanut Free Night presented by the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center on May 4; Mother’s Day Celebration at the ballpark presented by Gildan on May 10; SOUNDStock presented by PPG Porter Paints on June 4 featuring a tie-dye koozie giveaway and a 1970’s-themed night; Father’s Day Celebration presented by Advance Financial on June 21; and Fan Appreciation Night presented by First Tennessee on September 3.
The following daily promotions round out the 2015 calendar.
MONDAY: Social Media Mondays / Military Discount
Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to score Monday specials on merchandise and tickets and to participate in various in-game contests.
The Nashville Sounds extend their military appreciation to Mondays with special pricing for active/veteran military men, women & families. The discount includes tickets as low as $6 in various sections based on availability. Military I.D. must be presented to be eligible for discount.
TUESDAY: T-Shirt Tuesdays presented by The Tennessean
The Sounds are helping fans update their summer wardrobe by offering the first 2,000 fans special tees that feature the new logos.
WEDNESDAY: Kroger Plus Wednesdays / Senior Night
The Sounds and Kroger are teaming up to offer fans the chance to purchase a “Family 4-Pack” of four (4) Bullpen tickets for $36 when they show their Kroger Plus Card and purchase tickets at participating Kroger Ticketmaster outlets.
All seniors over the age of 60 can purchase tickets in selected areas for $8. Limit one ticker per I.D.
THURSDAY: Throwback Thursdays
Continuing our popular Throwback Thursday series for a fifth year, the Sounds reach back into the rich baseball history at Sulphur Dell to honor the 1940 Nashville Vols as this season’s uniform style. The white uniforms feature royal blue accents, including the popular “V” Vols logo on the left chest, as well as two-toned socks. During its centennial celebration in 2002, Minor League Baseball rated the 1940 Southern Association champion Nashville Vols as their #47 entry on its list of the Top 100 All-Time Minor League Teams. In addition, fans will be able to purchase select beers and soft drinks for $2 all night.
FRIDAY: Friday Night Fireworks
The Sounds will suit up in their all black “Music City” alternate uniforms every Friday home game, which will be followed by a stunning fireworks display.
SUNDAY: Military Sundays / Autograph Day / Kids Runs The Bases
Piedmont Natural Gas Military Sundays presented by Tennessee 811 return in 2015 with special discounts for active/veteran military men, women & families. The discount includes tickets as low as $6 in various sections based on availability. Military I.D. must be presented to be eligible for discount. In addition, the Sounds will be wearing special camouflage jerseys, which will be auctioned off on Sunday, August 16.
Pre-game Autograph Days will take place every Sunday home game.
Kids 12 and under will be given the chance to participate in the post-game base run each Sunday, presented by First Tennessee.
The 2015 promotional lineup will continue to grow and evolve through Opening Night and into the season with more fun theme nights and events to be added in the future. Promotions are always subject to change.
The Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate will host 72 games during their initial season at First Tennessee Park, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener on Friday, April 17 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Fans can visit First Tennessee Park, open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning in April or call (615) 690-HITS to learn more.