The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, return home on Monday for a six-game homestand with the Buffalo Bisons and Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. Here's what's in store for the Chiefs' upcoming week…
Monday, June 9th (7:00 PM vs. Buffalo): The homestand kicks off with Social Media Monday sponsored by Blue Rock Energy. Visit the Fan Experience tent outside the main gate before the game, and keep your eyes peeled for Twitter and Facebook contests and giveaways.
Monday is also Polish Night, where we'll celebrate Polish heritage with great food and music. Kielbasa, pierogi and Polish beer will be available in the concourse, and polka music will be played throughout the night.
Tuesday, June 10th (10:30 AM vs. Buffalo): Tuesday marks the Chiefs' annual Education Day, as thousands of students from the area will be in attendance to celebrate their accomplishments as the school year ends. Registered students will come with their school chaperones and enjoy the game and lunch provided by Ovations Food Services, the official food and beverage supplier of the Syracuse Chiefs.
Fans can also purchase a regular-priced ticket and receive a second one free as a part of our Two-for-Tuesday promotion.
Thursday, June 12th (7:00 PM vs. Norfolk): After a day off, the Chiefs will return to NBT Bank Stadium to take on the Norfolk Tides to continue the homestand with a $1.00 Thursday presented by 95X. Fans can purchase $1 Hofmann hot dogs, $1 Coca-Cola products, $1 Saranac, Labatt and Budweiser products, $1 game programs and $3 general admission tickets.
In addition, Thursday night is Family Guy Night. We'll celebrate the beloved cartoon with hilarious theme music, player headshots and videos throughout the evening.
Friday, June 13th (7:00 PM vs. Norfolk): Join the world's smallest rodeo show as the world-famous Cowboy Monkeys from Team Ghost Riders come to NBT Bank Stadium. These talented capuchin monkeys ride border collies and perform rodeo tricks which make for fun with fans of all ages.
In honor of Friday the 13th, we'll also be celebrating Halloween in June. Fans are encouraged to join the Chiefs' staff and come in costume. Simplified Entertainment will provide haunted houses for fans of all ages to explore.
Friday night is also a Coca-Cola Fireworks Friday presented by 93Q. Every Friday home game this season, stay tuned after the night's contest for a great fireworks show.
In addition, registered boy scouts will take part in a pre-game parade and a scavenger hunt during the game for Boy Scout Night. After the post-game fireworks display, the scouts will spend the night on the field and watch a movie on our HD video board.
Saturday, June 14th (7:00 PM vs. Norfolk): With local baseball leagues nearing season's end, Saturday's game is Little League Appreciation Night, in which the Chiefs will recognize the hard work of players, coaches, and league officials alike. Teams and coaches will march around the field in a pre-game parade.
In addition, the first 1,000 kids will receive a Chiefs replica jersey as part of our Giveaway Saturday promotion.
Sunday, June 15th (2:00 PM vs. Norfolk): The Chiefs wrap up a jam-packed homestand on a special Father's Day edition of Family Sunday. Kids 12 and under can attend Sunday's game for free and run the bases after the game, courtesy of i9 sports. In addition, fathers can play catch on the field after the game with their sons and daughters.
Sunday also marks the appearance of former New York Yankees All-Star and Latin Grammy-award winner Bernie Williams at NBT Bank Stadium. Williams will attend a pregame Father's Day Brunch in the Hank Sauer Room, perform the national anthem before the game and sign autographs for the first 100 kids in attendance from 2:15 to 3:15 on the stadium concourse, all of whom will receive a picture of Williams. Proceeds raised from this event, as well as a raffle for a signed Williams bat, will go toward the Syracuse Chiefs Charitable Foundation, the Syracuse Challenger Baseball Program, the Syracuse R.B.I. Program and Signature Music.
Limited space is still available for the pregame Father's Day Brunch with Williams. Fans interested in attending can purchase tickets by calling the stadium ticket office at 315-474-7833.