Wilmington, DE- The 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball will be highlighted by the return of fireworks following every Friday home game as well as a record-tying five appearances by the cowboy monkey rodeo. Plus - the team has planned an opening weekend silver season celebration at Frawley Stadium that will be sure to get fans excited for the upcoming campaign.
As is Blue Rocks tradition, the Wilmington night sky will light up with an expansive fireworks show set to music after every home Friday game in 2017. Each show will also feature its own theme. In addition to the 11 Friday fireworks shows, there will be postgame fireworks after Blue Rocks games on Sunday, May 28, Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.
Blue Rocks fans will also have plenty of opportunities to watch their favorite performing act, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo. Monkeys dressed as cowboys riding dogs as though they were horses while herding rams will perform on the field at Frawley Stadium during and after the games on May 12, 13 and 25, as well as July 24 and 25.
Then the Rocks have plenty of fun slated for the first weekend of their 2017 season. Opening Night on April 6 will feature flashbacks to when the team played its first game in 1993 as well as an on-field ceremony that will include speeches from local dignitaries and a special first pitch. Plus the first 5,000 fans will receive magnetic schedules. After the first Fireworks Friday of the season on April 7, the Blue Rocks will distribute a 25th season team set to the first 1,000 fans on Saturday, April 8. These baseball cards (courtesy of Wilmington University) will feature the most popular figures in franchise history. Then on Sunday, April 9 the team will celebrate mascot Rocky Bluewinkle's 25th birthday, as mascots from around the region will be on hand to share in the fun.
This week the Blue Rocks will be unveiling their promotional schedule. Thursday will feature Wilmington's giveaway items to fans for 2017 and on Friday the team will release its big events for the upcoming campaign.
Individual tickets for the 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball go on sale on Saturday, March 4 at Frawley Stadium. The Rocks are celebrating with a Blue Saturday Ticket Extravaganza that will feature special discounts, prizes and refreshments at the Frawley Stadium Ticket Office. Season seats, mini plans and group packages for the Blue Rocks' 25th season are on sale now via BlueRocks.com. To learn more about what is on tap for the Rocks' 25th season celebration, check out www.BlueRocks/25thseason.com.
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