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2013 Preliminary Promo Schedule Unveiled
01/17/2013 2:59 PM ET
 
Bobbleheads of some of the most popular players in IronPigs history, including Erik Kratz, Kevin Frandsen and Tyler Cloyd along with re-imagined giveaways such as a FeRROUS & FeFe Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, a "Pigs to the Bigs" T-Shirt and a Barbie Q. Mini Bobblehead, highlight the IronPigs preliminary promotion schedule unveiled today for the 2013 season. Single-game tickets for the 2013 season presented by Capital BlueCross as well as the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game are available beginning on Saturday, March 2, 2013 during the club's annual National Pig Day celebration at Coca-Cola Park.

The 72-game home schedule also features 18 fireworks shows along with the return of the ever-popular Friday Night Fireworks Series, a ton of unique and never-before-seen giveaways as well as appearances by the world-famous Phillie Phanatic and other trendy entertainment acts. Additionally, the IronPigs will continue to add and announce additional promotions prior to Opening Day.

"This promo schedule truly has something for everyone," remarked IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. "Whether it is familiar favorites such as bobbleheads and fireworks or creative, out-of-the-box ideas that are brand-new for the upcoming season, there won't a single game in 2013 that doesn't offer a one-of-a-kind experience for our fans."

The IronPigs embark on their 2013 journey on Thursday, April 4, against the Syracuse Chiefs with a Fleece Blanket giveaway for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older. Opening night also features a bevy of other promotions including Ladies Night specials along with a pre-game Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with live music and $2 domestic drink specials in the AT&T Plaza along with the popular Red Robin Oasis bar.

The Friday Night Fireworks series kicks off on Friday, April 5, as part of a catalog of 18 fireworks shows scheduled for the 2013 season at Coca-Cola Park. During the week leading up to July 4, Coca-Cola Park will host five fireworks shows in six days, including the Valley's one and only 3-D Fireworks display.

Fans won't want to miss highly-anticipated bobblehead giveaways of Kevin Frandsen (April 9), Tyler Cloyd (May 7), Erik Kratz (May 21) and Ryan Howard (July 8) for the first 3,000 fans 18 and older. The IronPigs will also pay homage to the newest Pork Racer, Barbie Q., with a mini bobblehead keepsake for the first 2,000 youth 17 and under on May 26.

There are many other creative promotions set for next season, including:

  • A "Pigs to the Bigs" T-Shirt giveaway on April 7 that includes a list of every former IronPigs player that has received a Big League promotion since the franchise's inception. This item is for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older.
  • A one-of-a-kind FeRROUS & FeFe Salt & Pepper Shaker set for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older attending the April 10 game.
  • A Margarita Glass giveaway for the first 3,000 adults 18 and older as part of an early Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 4 at Coca-Cola Park.

Other first time giveaways include a John Mayberry Jr. Commemorative Glass (April 20), a Beach Towel (June 13), a Father's Day Bucket Cap (June 16) and a Scoreboard Clock as part of "Turn Back the Clock" Night (July 18).

Time-tested returnees to the giveaway slate include Magnet Schedules (April 6), Caps (May 5, May 20, June 10 and July 10), Rally Towels (May 23), Youth Replica Jerseys (June 30), Acrylic Cups (July 20), Piggy Banks (July 21), Foam Fingers (August 27) and Wall Calendars (August 30).

For those seeking the ultimate in entertainment, Dueling Pianos will accompany post-game fireworks on five occasions this upcoming season (April 5, May 31, June 28, July 19 and August 30) while the world famous Phillie Phanatic will once again entertain with a pair of appearances set for June 15 and August 15 at Coca-Cola Park.

Lastly, Dog Days return with three "Bark in the Park" games on April 7 ("Pig to the Bigs" T-Shirt giveaway), April 21 (Knit Cap giveaway) and May 6.

Coca-Cola Park's featured Weekly Promotions for the 2013 season will be announced in the near future.

Regular starting times remain identical with 2012 as Saturday starting times remain at 6:35 p.m. Monday through Friday games remain predominately scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The only exceptions are for Education Day #1 on April 22 (10:35 a.m.), Education Day #2 on May 9 (10:35 a.m.), Camp Day on July 31 (11:35 a.m.) and Labor Day (1:35 p.m.). Sunday games are scheduled for 1:35 p.m. through June 30 and 5:35 p.m. from July 21 until the end of the regular season.

Single-game tickets for the 2013 season and the Gildan Triple-A National Championship game go on sale during the club's annual National Pig Day festivities at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, March 2. Single-game tickets can also be purchased at ironpigsbaseball.com or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) beginning on March 2.

Season tickets, mini plans starting at just $90 and group tickets for the 2013 IronPigs season presented by Capital BlueCross, call (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or visit Coca-Cola Park's ticket office during normal business hours.

The preliminary promotional schedule (subject to change) is listed below.

  • April 4 (7:05 p.m.) - Fleece Blanket Giveaway, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Heroes Night / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • April 5 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks / Dance Team Night / Dueling Pianos
  • April 6 (6:35 p.m.) -2013 Magnet Schedule Giveaway, Lehigh Valley Center for Sight (First 5,000 fans) / Martial Arts Night
  • April 7 (1:35 p.m.) - "Pigs to the Bigs" T-Shirt Giveaway, Capital BlueCross (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Dog Day # 1 (Bring Your Dog to the Park)
  • April 9 (7:05 p.m.) - Kevin Frandsen Bobblehead Giveaway (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • April 10 (7:05 pm) - FeRROUS & FeFe Salt & Pepper Shaker Set (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Dance Team Night
  • April 19 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks
  • April 20 (6:35 p.m.) - John Mayberry Commemorative Glass Giveaway, East Stroudsburg University (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Faith Night
  • April 21 (1:35 p.m.) - Knit Cap Giveaway, Alpo Brand Dog Food (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Dog Day # 2 (Bring Your Dog to the Park)
  • April 22 (10:35 a.m.) - Education Day #1, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • May 2 (7:05 p.m.) - Dance Team Night / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • May 3 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks
  • May 4 (6:35 pm) - Margarita Glass Giveaway, Metro PCS (First 3,000 adults 21 and older) / Hispanic Heritage Night
  • May 5 (1:35 p.m.) - Adult Cap Giveaway, National MS Society (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / IronPiglets Plan A Game
  • May 6 (7:05 p.m.) - Dog Day # 3 (Bring Your Dog to the Park)
  • May 7 (7:05 p.m.) - Tyler Cloyd Bobblehead Giveaway, St. Luke's University Health Network (first 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Heroes Night
  • May 8 (7:05 p.m.) - Ironettes Performance
  • May 9 (10:35 a.m.) - Education Day #2, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • May 18 (6:35 p.m.) - Fireworks presented by Coors Light
  • May 19 (1:35 p.m.) - Belated Mothers Day Celebration
  • May 20 (7:05 p.m.) - Youth Cap Giveaway, AAA (First 2,000 youth 17 and under) / AAA Safety Patrol Night
  • May 21 (7:05 p.m.) - Erik Kratz Bobblehead Giveaway, Nacci Printing (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Faith Night
  • May 23 (7:05 p.m.) - Rally Towel Giveaway, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (First 7,000 fans) / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • May 24 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by TD Bank
  • May 25 (6:05 p.m.) - EMS Night
  • May 26 (1:35 p.m.) - Mini Barbie Q. Bobblehead Giveaway (First 2,000 youth 17 and under) / IronPiglet Plan B Game
  • May 31 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Lehigh Valley Ford Dealers / Dueling Pianos
  • June 1 (6:35 p.m.) - Russian Bar Trio Performance
  • June 3 (7:35 p.m.) - Team Photo & Autograph Session, People First Federal Credit Union (First 5,000 Fans)
  • June 8 (6:35 pm) - Fireworks presented by Lehigh Valley Center for Sight
  • June 10 (7:05 p.m.) - Adult Cap Giveaway, Pearle Vision (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Eye Glasses Donation Night
  • June 11 (7:05 p.m.) - Lehigh Valley Health Network Health Fair Night
  • June 13 (7:05 p.m.) - Beach Towel Giveaway, Air Products (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • June 14 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Coors Light
  • June 15 (6:35 p.m.) - Phillie Phanatic Appearance
  • June 16 (1:35 p.m.) - Fathers Day Bucket Cap Giveaway, Phoebe Ministries (First 2,000 men 18 and older)
  • June 25 (7:05 p.m.) - Faith Night
  • June 27 (7:05 p.m.) - Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • June 28 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Coors Light / Dueling Pianos
  • June 29 (6:35 p.m.) - Fireworks presented by Keystone Harley-Davidson / Harley Night
  • June 30 (1:35 p.m.) - Youth Replica Jersey Shirt Giveaway, Capital BlueCross (First 2,000 youth 17 and under)
  • July 1 (7:05 p.m.) - Fireworks presented by Luther Crest
  • July 2 (7:05 p.m.) - Fireworks presented by PA Lottery
  • July 3 (7:05 p.m.) - 3-D Fireworks (3-D glasses for first 7,000 fans)
  • July 8 (7:05 p.m.) - Ryan Howard Bobblehead Giveaway, Coca-Cola (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • July 10 (7:05 p.m.) - Adult Cap Giveaway, TD Bank (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • July 11 (7:05 p.m.) - Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • July 12 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Lehigh Valley Ford Dealers
  • July 18 (7:05 p.m.) - Scoreboard Clock Giveaway, Lehigh Valley Health Network (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Turn Back the Clock Night / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • July 19 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Bethlehem Orthodontics / Umbrella Giveaway, The Morning Call (3,000 adults 18 and older) / Dueling Pianos
  • July 20 (6:35 p.m.) - Acrylic Cup Giveaway, Coca-Cola (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • July 21 (5:35 p.m.) - Piggy Bank Giveaway, Toyota (First 2,000 youth 17 and under)
  • July 31 (11:35 p.m.) - Camp Day
  • August 1 (7:05 p.m.) - Team Card Set Giveaway, Verizon Wireless (First 2,000 youth 17 and under) / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • August 2 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Lehigh Valley Center for Sight
  • August 15 (7:05 p.m.) - Phillie Phanatic Appearance / Diamond Diva's Group Night / Ladies Night / Pre-Game Happy Hour
  • August 16 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Coors Light
  • August 19 (7:05 p.m.) - Football & Cheer Night
  • August 26 (7:05 p.m.) - 2014 Magnet Schedule Giveaway, Sacred Heart Hospital (First 5,000 fans) / Dog Day # 4 (Bring your Dog to the Park) / IronHeads Night
  • August 27 (7:05 p.m.) - Foam Finger Giveaway, Urology Specialist of the Lehigh Valley (First 3,500 fans) / Prostate Cancer Awareness Night
  • August 30 (7:05 p.m.) - Friday Night Fireworks presented by Luther Crest / Dueling Pianos
  • August 31 (6:35 p.m.) - 2014 Wall Calendar, Nacci Printing (First 7,000 adults 18 and older)
  • September 1 (7:05 p.m.) - IronPiglet Plan C Game
  • September 2 (7:05 p.m.) - Fan Appreciation Day
  • September 17 (7:05 p.m.) - 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game

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