"If you wanted to trace Oklahoma City's renaissance back to a single moment, I think it would be the opening of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark." - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett
On April 16, 1998, a new era in Oklahoma City began when Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark opened its games for the first time. Affectionately known as "The Brick," Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark's primary tenant has been Oklahoma City's Pacific Coast League franchise. Over the ballpark's first 19 seasons, the RedHawks and Dodgers have played 1,385 games, resulting in nine division titles and three conference championships. Funded by the first edition of the Metropolitan Area Projects Plan, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark not only helped keep Triple-A baseball in Oklahoma City, but also spurred growth in downtown and beyond. Now, as the ballpark gets set for its 20th season, the Oklahoma City Dodgers are ready to celebrate with you!
The Oklahoma City Dodgers will celebrate Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark's 20th season through a series of events in 2017:
The Dodgers will host a 20th season celebration kickoff luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 22 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Criterion (500 E. Sheridan Ave.). The event will feature keynote speaker Branch B. Rickey, President of the Pacific Coast League.
Other speakers and special guests will be revealed in the coming weeks. A limited number of tickets will be open to the public beginning Feb. 1. Tickets are $75 and inquiries and purchases can be directed to the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation at 405-218-1000 or email@example.com.
Beginning with the kickoff luncheon through June 1, fans will have a chance to purchase commemorative bricks with personalized inscriptions that will be part of a permanent display at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. All proceeds from the brick sales benefit the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation. Those who purchase bricks will also be invited to the display groundbreaking on Aug. 11.
Fans will vote for the All-Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark team throughout the 2017 season via the team's website and social media. Voting will occur each week to select one player per position as well as a manager.
20th Season Stein Giveaway
When the Dodgers host the Round Rock Express on Aug. 11, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a special stein commemorating the ballpark's 20th season.
Limited Edition Merchandise
New merchandise and apparel celebrating the ballpark's 20th season will be available in the OKC Dodgers Team Store beginning Feb. 22, with new items added throughout the season.
For updates on special guests and events throughout the ballpark's 20th season, check back at okcdodgers.com/20seasons. For all media inquiries, please contact Alex Freedman at 405-218-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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