AUGUSTA Ga. - With opening night a month away, the Augusta GreenJackets are excited to announce their upcoming 2013 schedule and promotional nights.
All 70 home games will feature a special event, a themed night or giveaway, starting with Opening Night on Thursday, April 4. The GreenJackets will open the South Atlantic League 2013 season at home versus the Lexington Legends. Schedule magnets will be given away to the first 1,000 fans.
"Our staff has been working extremely hard to get ready for the upcoming season," Augusta GreenJackets General Manager Bob Flannery said. "I feel that our fans will enjoy, once again, the best valued entertainment in the CSRA. We appreciate the past support from our fan base, and we can't wait to welcome them all back and hopefully a lot of new faces as well!"
Every Monday at Lake Olmstead Stadium is Feed Your Face Monday. All fans can enjoy an unlimited amount of select items from the ballpark concession stands starting when the gates open until the end of the 6th inning. Each Monday there will be a new Feed Your Face menu that will be announced through the team's website and Facebook page. Traditional items that will always be on the menu include: hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and popcorn. Items such as beef wellington bites, fried green beans, onion rings, churros and fried mac & cheese will be offered on certain nights.
Other big themed nights for the GreenJackets are Thirsty Thursday and Fireworks Friday. Every Thursday fans can get $1 small sodas and $1 small beers, and every Friday there will be a fireworks show following the game.
The GreenJackets will welcome two national entertainment acts to Lake Olmstead Stadium for the first time in 2013. On May 18, Utility Man will be at the ballpark to entertain the fans before the game and in between innings. There will also be an appearance by the Inflatamaniacs on July 6.
Including the GreenJackets opener, there will be eight giveaway nights. On April 20 fans will receive a free 25th anniversary logo T-Shirt. On May 4, fans will have a chance to win a flat screen TV in addition to getting pink baseball caps prior to the game. Fans will have two more chances throughout the season to win a flat screen TV during the GreenJackets Military Appreciation night on July 20 and on August 17, when fans will also receive a team photo before the game.
To recognize Tim Wakefield's induction into the Augusta GreenJackets Hall of Fame, fans will receive a bronze statuette on June 1. Pablo Sandoval will have a statuette giveaway night on August 3 in recognition of being inducted in the inaugural GreenJackets Hall of Fame. On June 22, fans will be given a free baseball cap with the 25th anniversary logo, and on August 16 the GreenJackets are giving away free golf towels.
All giveaways are limited to the first 1,000 fans. However, the Wakefield and Sandoval statuettes will be extended to the first 1,200 fans.
A full GreenJackets promotional schedule can be found at greenjacketsbaseball.com. To guarantee great seats for these promotional dates, the GreenJackets are offering flexible, family friendly season seat packages. To learn more about these season seat packages, call (706) 922-WINS. Individual tickets will be available to the public on March 25.