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Grizzlies announce full 2017 promotional schedule
Individual game tickets on sale now; Taco Truck Throwdown 7 expands to two days, each of three groundbreaking 20th season anniversary bobbleheads available by purchasing a seven-game mini plan
02/28/2017 1:46 PM ET

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Grizzlies have unveiled their finalized 2017 promotional schedule (full promo calendar attached below). In addition to returning favorites (Grrrrassic Park, Halfway 2 Halloween and Mascot Weddings), new theme nights include a Tribute to Springfield on "Eat My Shorts Night," and "Power Rangers Night." There is definitely a 1990s flair of nostalgia, a "millennial" quality if you will, to this season's promo schedule. Fireworks will once again follow every Friday home game. The annual Taco Truck Throwdown will now be a two-day event, beginning Friday, July 28 vs. New Orleans, with the second an all-day, non-game day event, on Saturday, July 29.

Individual game tickets for all 71 Grizzlies home dates at Chukchansi Park are now on sale at the ticket office and online at FresnoGrizzlies.com, where fans can also find the full promotional offerings for each game. 

For bobblehead collectors, the 2017 Fresno Grizzlies promotional schedule will break new ground, thanks to three of the most unique offerings of the industry classic giveaway. To celebrate the Grizzlies' 20th anniversary season, three bobbleheads depicting four of the greatest players in franchise history are available via purchase of a seven-game mini plan (or a season ticket plan) ONLY. This will guarantee plan holders a bobblehead (one per plan purchased), and avoid a long wait outside of the gates for the giveaway. The bobbleheads are:

  • Buster Posey hoisting Tim Lincecum in celebration after a win, A.K.A. "Buster Hugs," (first available April 22 vs. Salt Lake), presented by Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino

  • Madison Bumgarner "bobble-arm," wrestling a Grizzly Bear (first available June 24 vs. Sacramento)

  • Tony Kemp in a Fresno Tacos uniform, driving a taco truck (first available August 26 vs. Tacoma), presented by PG&E.  

For more information and to purchase seven-game mini plans to secure one or all of these unique bobbleheads, please visit FresnoGrizzlies.com, or call the Chukchansi Park ticket office at 559-320-TIXS.

"We're right back in our wheelhouse of what #Growlifornia does best on the promotional front, with some new twists," said Fresno Grizzlies General Manager Derek Franks. "The uniqueness of our 20th anniversary bobbleheads is truly ground-breaking. Our theme night jerseys have drawn national media attention before, and should again. And our biggest promo of all, Taco Truck Throwdown, is now double the size over two nights. Paying homage to Harambe on the one-year anniversary of his unfortunate demise? Sure, we leave no stone unturned," Franks continued. 

Top highlights of the Grizzlies' 20th anniversary promotional schedule include (see full schedule attached below):

  • April 6:  Opening Day presented by The Fresno Bee- Start the season with the first post-game fireworks extravaganza of the season; Growlifornia Bear Flag Giveaway for the first 5,000 fans.  (No Tecate Thursday or Happy Hour Deals on Opening Day).  

  • April 8:  Xpogo- Extreme pogo stunts with air-powered pogo sticks, courtesy of the Xpogo stunt team prior to the game and between innings.

  • April 9:  2017 Magnet Schedule Giveaway- 20th anniversary season magnet schedules at the gates presented by PG&E, for the first 5,000 fans.

  • April 20:  90s Night, featuring "Totally Krossed Out Theme Jerseys and auction- "backwards" jerseys to be worn on the field by the Grizzlies, a nod to 90s hip hop duo Kris Kross, (SEE IMAGE BELOW).

  • May 4:  My Big Fat Fresno Wedding Show 2- featuring REAL weddings officiated by Grizzlies' mascot Parker T. Bear (named 2016 Ballpark Digest Promotion of the Year, where three couples were officially married).

  • May 18:  Halfway 2 Halloween Night 1, featuring Hobb's Grove Haunted House- "Party Night," on "Tecate Thursday," featuring $2 Tecate and Tecate Light (24-oz cans) through the end of the fifth inning and $1 sodas all game.  Happy hour special from gates open (5:30 p.m. to first pitch):  Burger, fries and 12-oz beer combo for just $5!  (Deal good every Thursday home game.)  Discounted tickets for anyone in costume.

  • May 19:  Halfway 2 Halloween Night 2, featuring Hobb's Grove Haunted House- "Family Night" with a more kid-friendly haunted house setup by Hobb's Grove, with Friday Night Fireworks following the game presented by Golden State Farm Credit.  Discounted tickets for anyone in costume.  

  • May 20:  20th Season "Evolution" replica jersey giveaway- first 1,500 fans will take home a Grizzlies replica jersey with the "evolution" logo, depicting all three color schemes in franchise history, presented by PG&E.  Fans may also bid on the game-worn evolution jerseys worn on the field in a silent auction. 

  • June 1:  Classic Vinyl Night/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Theme Jersey, presented by Select Business Systems- returning for a second season, it's a chance to buy, sell and trade used records on the Chukchansi Park concourse during the game.  On the field, the Grizzlies will wear Beatles-inspired jerseys (SEE IMAGE BELOW), which will be available for bid in auction.  The night will wrap with a post-game Beatles tribute concert on the field.

  • June 17:  Star Wars Night- Everyone's favorite characters will be back at Chukchansi Park for photo-ops and Lightsaber battles on the field, courtesy of the 501st Legion Central California Garrison.

  • June 29:  Eat My Shorts Night, a tribute to "Springfield"- We'll celebrate all things The Simpsons and don special donut-themed jerseys; the game-worn threads will be available for bid in a silent auction during the game.

  • July 4:  Independence Day falls on a Taco Tuesday- naturally, the Fresno Tacos will be sporting special Stars and Stripes Tacos uniforms, available for bid during the game.  A 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, three times larger than the typical fireworks show will follow the game, presented by Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.  

  • July 22:  Power Rangers Night- Power Ranger theme jerseys and jersey auction, as we revisit and celebrate this kids 1990s cult classic show!

  • July 28:  Taco Truck Throwdown 7, Night 1- presented by La Tapatia, enjoy the opening night (and $2 beers!) of the new and improved Taco Truck Throwdown weekend, now a two-day event!  The Judge's Choice award will be decided on this night for the Central Valley's top taco truck.  Fans can bid on the special TTT7 jerseys to be worn by the Fresno Tacos for the event.  (Amateur eaters can qualify on Friday to compete against the pros in a Major League Eating contest on Saturday, read below).

  • July 29:  Taco Truck Throwdown 7, Night 2 (Non game-day event)- presented by La Tapatia, Taco Truck Throwdown 7 will expand to a second day, featuring an all-day taco festival at Chukchansi Park, aiming for a record 40 taco trucks from the Central Valley.  "Major League Eating" will organize the "Taco Eating World Championship" as well, featuring some of the most notable professional eaters.  (Same organizers of annual 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island). The Fan's Choice award will be decided on this night for the Central Valley's top taco truck.  

  • August 18:  The Princess Ball- if there was ever a night for "daddy and daughter" at the ballpark, this is it!  Little ones should dress up like their favorite Disney Princess, to meet their favorite Disney Princess.  Friday Night Fireworks to follow the ball (and baseball game), presented by CoBank.  

 

 

The Grizzlies will start the 2017 season at home against the Reno Aces on Thursday, April 6 at 7:05 p.m., the beginning of a five-game homestand. 

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