PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings’ 24th season at Frontier Field begins exactly 100 days from today on Thursday, April 9, and to celebrate the Wings have released a sneak peek at the 2020 promotional schedule. As always, and although not yet finalized, the upcoming promo slate promises to be one of the best in Minor League Baseball!
All details, including appearances and giveaways, will be announced throughout the winter and early spring. Fans can follow the Red Wings on social media — Twitter (@rocredwings), Facebook (facebook.com/RocRedWings) and Instagram (@rocredwings) — to stay up-to-date on all promotional releases.
All single-game tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale beginning Wednesday, February 19 online only at RedWingsBaseball.com.
THE HIGHLIGHTS (promo dates are subject to change):
As it was a year ago, The Office Night on August 20 featuring an appearance from Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone) promises to be one of the marquee nights on this year’s schedule.
A day later on August 21, the Wings will celebrate all that is “Grim and Depressing” about Rochester on Maureen Callahan Night. The New York Post writer, who is no fan of the Flower City, has vowed to make the trek to Rochester for the game.
To the delight of thousands, The Goodest Boy, Milo the Bat Dog, will make FIVE appearances (dates still TBD) at Frontier Field in 2020.
After successful debuts a season ago, Women in Sports Night (May 15), Pride Night (June 30) and Deaf Culture Night (September 3) all return in 2020!
New theme nights in 2020 all with dates still to be determined include Wizards Night, 90’s Night, Miracle on Ice Night — celebrating the 40th anniversary of the USA’s victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid and Negro League Night – celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.
BOBBLES: This may be the greatest set of bobble giveaways in Red Wings history. On tap this year the Wings have a Conehead Talking Bobblehead (August 24), a Milo Bobbletail (date TBD) and a Willians Astudillo “La Tortuga” Bobbleshell (date TBD).
As previously announced, the Wings will adopt the Cocos Locos de Rochester moniker for home games on May 29, July 8 and August 23 as a part of MiLB’s Copa de la Diversión Program. All three Cocos Locos games will feature the music, dancing, food and fun of Hispanic Culture.
Food Week at Frontier returns August 24-27 with all new food specials. Stay hungry for more details on this delicious week.
Frontier Field will again host five Bark in the Park games in 2020. Fans will be able to bring their good boy or girl out on April 11, April 26, May 10, May 27 and July 5.
Every Sunday is a great day for families to spend at the ballpark, but the Wings will be home for both Mother’s Day (May 10) and Father’s Day (June 21) next season with postgame, on-field catches. Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol will be at the ballpark to meet fans on July 5.
The Frontier Field staples of Team Autograph Day (April 11), Autism Awareness Day (April 25), Clean Sweep (May 9), Star Wars Night (June 20), Plates Games (Every Thursday), Postgame Fireworks (18 shows beginning May15), the ZOOperstars! (June 13 and August 8), BirdZerk (June 14), Independence Day Celebration (July 4), RPO Concert (July 25), Cap Day (July 25) and First Responder’s Day (July 26) all return to the 2020 promo calendar.
More promos to be announced at a later date.
Monday: Kids Eat Free (first 500 kids get free hot dog, snack item and soda)
Tuesday: T-shirt Tuesdays (beginning May 5, t-shirts will be given out to at least the first 500 fans)
Wednesday: $1 Wednesdays ($1 hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack and chips)
Thursday: Plates Games (Rochester will wear Plates jerseys and hats); College Nights ($10 ticket includes reserved seat and $5 Diamond Dollars with valid ID) ; Pregame Happy Hours (featuring $2 beers and live music every Thursday night game at the 10th Inning Bar)
Friday: Postgame Fireworks (beginning May 15)
Saturday: Postgame Fireworks (beginning May 16)
Sunday: Kids Run the Bases; Knot Hole Gang Kids Club Day
Cocos Locos (May 29, July 8, August 23)
Red Wings Throwback (June 14)
Star Wars (June 20)
Patriotic (July 4)
Maureen Callahan Night (August 21)
Deaf Culture (September 3)
90’s Night (TBD)
The 24th season of Red Wings baseball at Frontier Field begins on Thursday, April 9 at 4:05 p.m. against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Single-game tickets for all 70 home games will go on sale Wednesday, February 19. Suites, party venues and picnics for the 2020 season are being booked now by calling (585) 454-1001.