Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels are excited to announce their 2018 Promotional Schedule!
The Kernels home season begins on Saturday, April 7th as the Kernels take on Quad Cities at 5:05 PM. All fans will receive a FREE 2018 Kernels magnet schedule, courtesy of Wells Fargo, but that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Daily Specials: The popular Kernels Daily Specials that Kernels fans have come to know and love return this year and add to the overall excitement at Perfect Game Field!
Sunday: Kids Eat Free, presented by Western Fraternal Life; Run the Bases, presented by Prairie Farms & 104.5 KDAT; Travel Advisors Baseball Bingo; Papa Balloon & Face Painting by Kennedy
Monday: Mark Down Monday
Tuesday: Twins Tuesday, presented by Great Clips
Thursday: Flat Screen Thursday, presented by First Federal Credit Union; Thirsty Thursday, presented by 94.1 KRNA; and College Night.
Friday: Kernels Friday Mug Club, presented by Stadium Bar & Grill, Shuey's, Red's Public House, Mulligan's Pub & Grill and Z 102.9.
Fireworks will follow Saturday home games starting Saturday, May 5th. Post-Game Fireworks are sponsored by Procter & Gamble on May 5th; Bank of the West on July 14th and Special Olympics on August 25th. Non-Saturday fireworks nights include Thursday, May 17th; Thursday, May 31st; Thursday, June 7th; Wednesday, July 4th; Friday, August 17th; and Friday, August 31st.
Theme Nights: Theme nights at Perfect Game Field immerse fans in the show with sights and sounds connected to the particular theme night. Many fan-favorites return, along with some new additions:
April 13: Superstition Night
April 21: Star Wars Night
May 4: Nick Jr. Night featuring Paw Patrol
May 5: Kentucky Derby Night
May 17: Guns & Hoses Night
June 7: Daddy/Daughter Princess Date Night
June 15: Kids Hero Night
June 22: Harry Potter Night
June 23 & 24: State Fair Weekend
July 4: Military Heroes Night
July 13: UNI Panther Night
July 27: Iowa State Cyclone Night
August 4: Mommy/Son Super Hero Date Night
August 24: Iowa Hawkeye Night
August 31: Game of Thrones Night
Gate Giveaways & Jersey Nights: Everyone loves to get something when they come to Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, and the Kernels have many Gate Giveaway Nights scheduled throughout the season. There are too many to list here, but some include:
April 20: Royce Lewis Bobblehead Giveaway
April 21: Star Wars Han Solo T-Shirt Giveaway
May 4: Nick Jr. Night featuring Paw Patrol T-shirt Giveaway
May 25: Trevor Hoffman Bobblehead Giveaway
June 22: Harry Potter Wand & Keychain Giveaway
July 13: UNI Hat Giveaway
July 27: Iowa State Mini-Football Giveaway
August 24: Iowa Black & Gold Baseball Giveaway
August 31: Game of Thrones Beer Stein Giveaway
The Kernels will also have several specialty jersey nights this year - many of these jerseys help to raise money for great causes and all will be sold during the game via a silent auction. Mark your calendar for:
April 21: Star Wars Jersey Night
May 4: Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Jersey
May 17: Guns & Hoses (Police & Fire) Jersey
June 7: Especially for You Walk Pink Jersey
June 22: Harry Potter Jersey, sponsored by Alliant Energy (BOTH teams will wear special jerseys)
July 4: Patriotic Jersey, sponsored by Dave Wright Subaru to benefit ALS Association, Iowa Chapter
UNI (July 14), Iowa State (July 27) and Iowa (August 24) jerseys
Plus, the Kernels will auction off the special Twins Tuesday jerseys, sponsored by Great Clips, on Friday, August 17th.
Click here for a complete listing of Daily Specials, Fireworks Nights, Theme Nights, Gate Giveaways and Jersey Nights. Look for the 2018 Kernels Pocket Schedule the week of March 12th at various locations around eastern Iowa.
2018 season ticket packages, Fab 5 ticket packages and 10-game coupon books are on sale now at the stadium, or by calling the Kernels at (319) 363-3887. Individual game tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th at 10 AM.
The 2018 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Monday, April 2nd and your first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 3rd as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night'. The Kernels open the 2018 MWL season on the road at Quad Cities on Thursday, April 5th. The 2018 home season opens on Saturday, April 7th when the Kernels host Quad Cities at 5:05 PM.