DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Tortugas return home to Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Tuesday, August 9, for a two-week homestand starting with six games against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Florida State League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Among the highlights of the first six contests is a Bud
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Tortugas return home to Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Tuesday, August 9, for a two-week homestand starting with six games against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Florida State League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Among the highlights of the first six contests is a Bud Light Thirsty Thursday™, First Friday Fireworks and ‘The Nine’ Night on Friday, and Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond, Boy Scouts, First Responders, and a Bark in the Park Night on Saturday
The Tortugas open the homestand on Tuesday, August 9, with another Shell Yeah Cookout. The $15 add-on includes the full “Bases Loaded” menu during a 90-minute buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, baked beans, cookies, Pepsi products, and more. It is also a Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Radiology Associates Imaging. The Tortugas will don unique pink-clad uniforms that will be auctioned off at the end of the season with all proceeds to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. It will also be Breast Cancer Survivor Night presented by Radiology Associates Imaging and the American Cancer Society at the park with a special pregame on-field recognition. Silver Sluggers Night presented by Conviva is a part of the festivities. The exclusive 60-and-older club features deals at the team store and concession stands for members and more. The series opener also marks a Taco Tuesday with options at the concession stands starting at just $3. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Fans are advised to arrive with an empty stomach on Wednesday, August 10, for a Belly Buster Wednesday presented by Marco’s Pizza. A long-standing fan favorite, starting at just $14, patrons will receive a bracelet and may indulge in all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and popcorn at concession stands all evening long. The first pitch of game two is set for 7:05 p.m.
The biggest party in Central Florida returns to the World’s Most Famous Beach on Thursday, August 11, with a Thirsty Thursday™ presented by Bud Light. All fans will be able to beat the heat and enjoy their favorite draft beer or fountain soda for as low as $1 at concession and beer stands throughout the night. That evening’s affair is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m.
‘The Nine’ Night returns on Friday, August 12. The Tortugas will pay homage as part of Minor League Baseball’s focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor and celebrate the historic impact numerous Black baseball pioneers made on the sport. Tortugas’ players and coaches will don Best Dressed Uniforms, as well, to pay homage, which will be auctioned off during the season. Prior to the first pitch, fans will also be able to enjoy Live Music from Tropical Drifter on the third-base riverwalk. Friday Night Happy Hour comes back to the ballpark, too, with special discounts on select draft beers at the concession stands. After the game’s final out, fans are encouraged to hang around for a First Friday Fireworks extravaganza. The weekend gets underway with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
Your baseball heroes become Super Heroes on Saturday, August 13, with the Tortugas’ first annual Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond Night. As part of the celebration, Tortugas’ players and coaches will wear specially branded The Incredible Hulk-themed uniforms that will be auctioned off during the season. There will also be additional on-field games and activities as a part of the fun, including a character appearance by ‘The Avenger’ Thor! Fans can bring their four-legged friend for a nine-inning vacation of their own on another Bark in the Park Night. For just $2, fans can purchase a “pooch pass” so their pup can join in on the fun, as well. We recognize the selfless members of our community with a First Responders Night featuring specially discounted tickets and offers at the appropriate FEVO link. It is also Boy Scouts Night with discounted tickets also available at the specific FEVO link. It will also be City of Pierson and City of Lake Helen Night featuring discounted tickets for residents through the appropriate FEVO link. The penultimate game of the series gets underway with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
The homestand comes to a close on Sunday, August 14, with Shelldon’s Family Fun Day. Members of the brand-new kids and family plan receive tickets to every Sunday home game in addition to a Tortugas’ hat, a meal voucher — good for a free hot dog, popcorn, and small fountain drink — at the gates. After the final out, youngsters take the diamond with Kids Run The Bases presented by Neighbor’s Ice Cream Parlor. The series finale is penciled in for a 5:35 p.m. first pitch.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the series’ first two games. They will open at 4:30 p.m. for the finale on Sunday. Single-game tickets, group packages, season tickets, and more are currently available and can be purchased online at www.daytonatortugas.com or by calling the Tortugas’ Ticket Office at (386) 257-3172.
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ABOUT THE DAYTONA TORTUGAS
The Daytona Tortugas are the Single-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of Minor League Baseball’s Florida State League. The Tortugas play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla. Jackie Robinson Ballpark also plays host to Bethune-Cookman University, the Jackie Robinson Ballpark Museum, and many community events and initiatives of all sizes throughout the year.