Kinston, North Carolina - The 2017 Carolina League Champions Down East Wood Ducks announced earlier today that they will host seven (7) Throwback Thursday games during the 2018 season. The Throwback Thursday games are part of the Wood Ducks' season long recognition of 70 years of professional baseball at Grainger Stadium.
The Throwback Thursday games, presented by RA Jeffreys (local Anheuser-Busch distributor), will see the Wood Ducks step back in time and wear Kinston Indians jerseys, offer all game tickets for $5 and serve $1 Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi products. The Throwback Thursday games will begin on May 3rd and continue throughout the rest of the season (Dates: May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, August 9th, and August 16th)
"There is a rich 70 year history of professional baseball at Grainger Stadium but most of the Wood Ducks fan base grew up supporting and attending Kinston Indians games. So we feel like this is a great way of paying tribute to all the teams and players that have lead up to the Wood Ducks era." said Wade Howell, Wood Ducks General Manager.
As part of the Throwback Thursday program, the Wood Ducks will feature Kinston Indians caps, t-shirts and jerseys in the team store throughout the entire year. The K-tribe merchandise is expected to be in stock by Opening Day. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to bid on the actual game worn Kinston Indians jerseys from the Throwback Thursday series during the season.
2018 Reserved Grandstand Season Tickets are on sale and available for $365 per seat. The Wood Ducks announced a new 2-Game "All You Can Eat" Ticket package for $40 that is also currently on sale. Season Tickets and the "All You Can Eat" Ticket Package can be purchased by calling the Wood Ducks Team Offices at 252-686-5172. Individual game tickets are expected to go on sale Monday, March 5th.
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