The unveiling of the Opening Day festivities, and the entire 2013 promotional schedule, ushers in the start of individual game ticket sales for Opening Day, and all other games in April and May, beginning Friday, February 1.
"We cannot wait to open our tenth season in grand style on Opening Day," said Rick Brenner, Fisher Cats President. "Our fans welcomed us into their state on day one, and we look forward to honoring their commitment with a special night on April 4, sparking what we hope is our most memorable season for our fans and their families."
The 10th Anniversary season opener highlights a full slate of promotions that features fan favorites - 29 Atlas Fireworks shows - as well as new ideas that showcase each Fisher Cats game as
Red Sox fans will get to see some of the top prospects of their favorite team a total of 14 times in 2013. The Portland Sea Dogs visit
Fans entering the ballpark on other days will receive giveaways including fleece blankets, caps and t-shirts, and player card sets and posters. A series of kids' giveaways features jerseys, mini bats, batting helmets, gloves, tin lunch boxes, footballs, and Pillow Pets. Kids can also run the bases after every Sunday contest.
Students who complete the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge will receive recognition at a handful of games, courtesy of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Additional dates will recognize kids who complete the Northeast Dental Dental Oral Health Challenge in conjunction with their local dentist. Five games have been designated for weekday matinee start times - three EnergyNorth Propane Educational Days spread over April and May, and a pair of Whale's Tale Camp Day/Splash Day games in the summer.
The Fisher Cats will be home once again for multiple holiday weekends, highlighted by a 4th of July fireworks spectacle. On Memorial Day, all active and veteran military receive free admission courtesy of BAE Systems. Families can play catch on the field after the game on Father's Day.
Action-packed themed games include Coca-Cola College Night (April 8), Regional Chamber of Commerce Mixer Nights (April 9 & 24, May 7), Law Enforcement Night (June 2), Scout Night Sleepovers (June 14, August 16), Faith & Family Nights (June 29, August 9), Healthcare Appreciation Night (July 25), WMUR 'Play Ball for CHaD' Night (August 8), Granite State Ride (August 18), and Fan Appreciation Night (August 29). AutoFair will award a high school senior with a new car on Make the Grade Night on Friday, May 31. Fans can also win prizes every Saturday night by playing free USA Subs Baseball Bingo.
Individual tickets for April and May games go on sale on Friday, February 1, but the best way to enjoy great benefits and premium seat selection now is by purchasing Full and Half-Season Tickets or Mini-Ticket Plans. Benefits include free birthday parties and monthly barbecues, invitations to exclusive events, and free gifts like ski passes and gift cards. To see the full list of benefits and gifts with each plan visit www.nhfishercats.com or call (603) 641-2005. Opening Day at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is Thursday, April 4 against the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies).