MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Redbirds are excited to announce the action-packed promotional calendar for AutoZone Park's 15th Anniversary season in 2014, consisting of numerous fireworks extravaganzas and premium giveaways, the return of Friday block parties, multiple group theme nights, and the most comprehensive entertainment value in the Mid-South.
The 72-game home schedule features 14 spectacular fireworks shows at AutoZone Park, including every Saturday home game and two on Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends. Complete fireworks dates are as follows: April 12, April 19, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 25, June 7, June 14, June 28, July 4, July 5, July 19, August 9, and August 23.
Again this season on Fridays, the popular end-of-the-week Block Parties will return to the plaza at AutoZone Park, offering live music and beer specials until game time. Gates will open two hours before first pitch. Concert artists will be released in the near future.
Giveaways for fans of all ages are scheduled for every Friday at AutoZone Park throughout 2014. Four commemorative bobbleheads are at the forefront of the giveaway slate, highlighted by 2013 Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year Kolten Wong (May 16), Hall of Famer Stan Musial (June 6), 2013 National League Championship Series MVP Michael Wacha (July 18), and top Cardinals' pitching prospect Carlos Martinez (August 22).
2014 Memphis Redbirds Promotional Highlights
|DATE||PROMOTION & GIVEAWAY||DATE||PROMOTION & GIVEAWAY|
|April 11||AZP 15th Anniversary T-Shirt (3,000 fans)||June 14||Faith & Family Night|
|April 12||Magnet Schedule Giveaway (3,000 fans)||June 27||2013 Cardinals Replica Ring (2,000 fans)|
|April 13||Bark in the Ballpark||June 28||St. Jude Fundraiser & Fireworks|
|May 16||Kolten Wong Bobblehead (2,000 fans)||July 4||Red, White, & BOOM Fireworks|
|May 17||Nickelodeon Night Fireworks||July 5||Salute To Armed Forces Fireworks|
|May 18||Jewish Community Heritage Day||July 18||Michael Wacha Bobblehead (2,000 fans)|
|May 23||Irish Heritage Night & Green BP Cap Giveaway (3,000 fans)||July 19||Salute To First Responders Fireworks|
|May 24||Veteran's Appreciation Fireworks||August 8||Redbirds Beer Stein Giveaway (2,000 fans)|
|June 6||Stan Musial Bobblehead (2,000 fans)||August 9||Elvis Night|
|June 7||Hieroglyphic-Themed Jerseys||August 22||Carlos Martinez Bobblehead (2,000 fans)|
|June 13||"Feeling Lucky?" T-Shirt (3,000 fans)||August 23||Superhero & Comic Night Fireworks|
Jake the Diamond Dog makes his way back to AutoZone Park on April 13, coinciding with the Redbirds' fifth annual Bark in the Ballpark, offering $1.00 hot dogs and free admission for dogs with paid owners. Discounted $1.00 hot dogs will also be available for purchase on Frank-N-Stein Night on August 8, as fans take home a Redbirds Beer Stein.
The Redbirds are home on five major holidays in 2014: Easter (April 20), Mother's Day (May 11), Memorial Day (May 26), Father's Day (June 15), and Independence Day (July 4).
The Redbirds will be wearing blue-and-gold Egyptian-themed jerseys with Memphis spelled in hieroglyphs on June 7 for Tribute To Memphis, Egypt Night. Fans will have the opportunity enjoy postgame fireworks, then bid on that night's game-worn jerseys during a live postgame auction on the plaza.
Among other highlighted ballpark promotions are Organ Donor Night (April 19), Girl Scout Campout (May 30), Trading Card Set giveaway (June 7), Summer Camp Day (June 12), Rockey's Birthday Celebration (July 20), and Guaranteed Win Night (August 10).
Daily, value-oriented promotions of note also fill the 2014 calendar, including the return of TWO-sdays, Block Party Fridays, Signature Saturdays, and Kids Run the Bases Sundays.
Single-game tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 online, over the phone at (901) 721-6000, or in person at the AutoZone Park box office. For an updated list of corresponding promotions, click here or stop by the Redbirds' front office. Promotions and dates are always subject to change.
About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.
About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.