NORWICH, CT- The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are proud to unveil the biggest and most fun-packed promotional schedule in team history. The 2018 season kicks off with Opening Night presented by Holmgren Subaru at Dodd Stadium on Friday, June 15th at 7:05 pm. The night will feature a 2018 magnet schedule giveaway for the first 3,000 fans in addition to a post-game fireworks show presented by Liberty Bank! Fans are encouraged to visit the full promotional schedule at cttigers.com as more promotions are added throughout the spring and summer!
The 2018 schedule is highlighted by eight Pyrotecnico fireworks shows presented by Liberty Bank taking place following each Friday home game as well as Wednesday, July 4th and Saturday, August 11th.
On Saturday, July 14th the Tigers will play as the New England Lobster Rolls for one night only for New England Night presented by Samuel Adams and their New England IPA. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a pair of Lobster Rolls sunglasses and Mystic Aquarium traveling teachers will be on hand with lobsters for hands-on activities with a focus on sustainable seafood. Further details about the night including special food and beverage options will be announced shortly. Fans are encouraged to visit www.golobsterrolls.com for more information.
June 23rd will be the first annual Halfway to the Holidays Party. The first 1,000 fans will receive a CT Tigers scarf. The night will feature a lot of holiday cheer, music, and more. Friday, July 6th will be Disney Night presented by HMS Travel Consultants. Friday, July 13th will be the Friday the 13th Spooktacular and Thursday, July 26th will be Mustache Appreciation Night as the Tigers pay homage to facial follicles. The first 1,000 fans will receive a bobblehead honoring one of the most famous mustaches in TV history.
Each Thursday during the 2018 season will be Throwback Thursdays presented by Savings Institute Bank & Trust. The Tigers will throw it back to the 90's by playing as the Norwich Navigators during each Thursday home game. The nights will also feature throwback pricing on select concessions items plus Thirsty Thursday $2 domestic draft beer. Gates will open on Thursdays at 6 pm.
Other giveaways in 2018 will include a Power Bank portable cell phone charger on June 16th presented by Norwich Public Utilities, a Tigers square phone grip holder on June 30th, a bobblehead of Detroit Tigers legend and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Alan Trammell on Saturday, August 11th presented by Buckle up Connecticut, a TBD bobblehead on Saturday, August 18th and a 2018 team photo on Fan Appreciation Day, August 26th.
The Tigers will also once again be home on July 4th for the Fourth of July Celebration presented by Comcast. There will be post-game fireworks courtesy of Liberty Bank.
Returning fan favorite theme nights include Military Appreciation Night presented by the Better Business Bureau Military Line on August 17th and First Responder Night presnted by Backus & Windham Hospitals on June 29th. New this year, the Norwich Police and Fire Departments will face off in a softball game prior to First Responder Night at 4 pm. 2018 will also see the return of Country Music Night presented by 97.7 WCTY on August 11th.
In addition to Friday Fireworks and giveaways every Saturday, other weekly promotions include Kids Eat Free Mondays presented by US Foods and CT Family Magazine, Tuesday Dollar Dogs presented by Kayem, Tuesday Night Senior Night, the Wednesday Three Plus Me deal, the return of Kids Run the Bases presented by Ben & Jerry's as well as Have a Catch presented by the CT Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative following every Sunday home game.
The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. 2018 individual game tickets, season memberships for "The Club", mini plans, and team merchandise are now on sale! The 2018 season kicks off on Friday, June 15th as the Tigers take on the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox affiliate) at Dodd Stadium at 7:05 pm. The front office and box office is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person, online at www.cttigers.com, or by calling 860-887-7962.
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