The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are proud to unveil their 2016 promotional schedule. The 2016 season kicks off at Dodd Stadium on Wednesday, June 22nd against the New York Mets affiliate the Brooklyn Cyclones at 7:05 pm. The night will feature a 2016 magnet schedule giveaway for the first 4,000 fans presented by Dime Bank in addition to post-game fireworks!
The 2016 schedule is highlighted by eight fireworks shows taking place following each Friday home game as well as Opening Night and Monday, July 4th. Fans will also be treated to a total of eight giveaway items during the course of the season including two bobblehead dolls. On Saturday, August 6th fans will receive a bobblehead of 2016 CT Tigers hitting coach and all-time Minor League Baseball home run king Mike Hessman. On Saturday, August 20th Norwich native and big leaguer Dominic Leone will be honored with his own bobblehead presented by Norwich Free Academy and Norwich Public Utilities. All bobblehead giveaways will be for the first 1,000 fans through the gates.
Other giveaways include a Tigers jersey cooler bag on on Saturday, June 30th presented by the CT Department of Transportation, a superhero themed poster on Saturday, August 13th presented by Savings Institute Bank & Trust, a CT Tigers bucket hat on Saturday, August 27th, and 2016 team photo giveaway on September 3rd presented by CHET.
In addition to Friday Fireworks and giveaways every Saturday, other weekly promotions include Kids Eat Free Mondays presented by US Foods and CT Family Magazine, Tuesday Dollar Dogs presented by Kayem, Tuesday Night Senior Night, the Wednesday Family Four Pack deal, Thirsty Thursday featuring pre-game Happy Hour beginning at 5 pm, and the return of Kids Run the Bases presented by Ben & Jerry’s as well as Have a Catch following every Sunday home game.
Theme nights in 2016 are highlighted by new additions Superhero Night (August 13), Olympics Night (August 5), and Baseball Movie Madness (August 6) where a fan vote will determine the baseball themed movie to be played on the video board after the game! 2016 will also see the return of Star Wars Night (July 30), Country Music Night presented by 97.7 WCTY (June 24) and First Responder Night presented by Backus & Windham Hospitals (July 29). Fan favorites Military Appreciation Night presented by the Better Business Bureau Military Line (August 12) and Norwich Navigators Night presented by Savings Institute Bank & Trust (August 26) also return in 2016. The Fourth of July Celebration will feature fireworks and is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union.
The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. Opening Night for the 2016 season for the Connecticut Tigers is set for June 22nd at 7:05 pm! 2016 season tickets, group tickets, mini plans, individual game tickets and team merchandise are now on sale! The front office and box office is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person or by calling 860-887-7962.