The Tulsa Drillers have announced the promotions lineup for the 2013 season at ONEOK Field, the team's fourth year to play in the downtown park. The announcement was headlined by the fact that nearly ¼ of all home games (17 of 70 dates) will feature post game fireworks displays. The list includes the return of the popular Friday Night Fireworks theme, with post-game shows following every Friday Drillers game.
The list of fireworks dates also includes three consecutive nights of large displays on July 3, 4 and 5 in celebration of Independence Day. Another show is also scheduled for May 26 which is the Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend.
There are several giveaway dates throughout the season. They highlight include a Build-A-Bear on April 13, the first Saturday game of the year. The bear will be outfitted in a Drillers cap and jersey.
Mickey Mantle Day will return this season on Saturday, June 22. Figurines scaled to 1/12 size will feature Mickey in his classic swing pose.
Another player item sure to appeal to fans will be R.A. Dickey Gnomes on Saturday, May 25. The gnomes will feature the former Drillers pitcher preparing to throw one of his famous knuckleballs.
A series of Drillers jersey giveaways is also on the schedule. On Thursday, May 16, fans will receive Parker Frazier #11 light blue jerseys and on Thursday, June 20, a replica of the Matt Holliday pinstriped models worn by past Drillers teams.
On Thursday, August 8, an Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez version will be given away that will feature the old style blue and red Drillers logo.
A camo Drillers jersey will be handed out on Saturday, July 6.
All Sunday home games, excluding May 26, will be Souvenir Sundays with the first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, receiving a giveaway item and all kids, 12 and under, eating for free.
The Sunday afternoon games on April 14 and 28, May 12 and June 9 and 23 will also give kids the opportunity to participate in pre-game Baseball Skills Clinics on the field with the Drillers players.
Returning this season are the popular Thirsty Thursdays and the $2 Tuesdays. Thirsty Thursdays feature $1 soft drinks and beer, while $2 Tuesdays feature $2 Lawn Tickets and $2 food and beverage specials such as $2 Driller Dogs, $2 Pizza Slices, $2 Soft Drinks and $2 Jumbo Soft Pretzels!
Also returning this season are the popular "Bark in the Park" Nights with fans able to bring their dogs to the park on most Wednesday night (7:05 PM) games.
Tickets for all home games and all promotional events will go on sale at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 9 at DrillersFest 2013. Beginning on Saturday, tickets can be purchased online at TulsaDrillers.com or at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available over the telephone at (918)744-5901.
Before purchasing tickets for a specific event, fans are encouraged to check the team's official website, TulsaDrillers.com, for the latest schedule and updates. You may also contact Drillers customer service representatives at (918) 744-5901.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.