Full Slate of Theme Nights Heading to Dell Diamond in 2017

Round Rock Jackalopes, Harry Potter Night and AUGtoberfest Highlight Sched

February 28, 2017 6:02 PM ET

ROUND ROCK, Texas - There will be no shortage of fun at Dell Diamond this summer as the Round Rock Express announced the team's list of theme nights Tuesday afternoon. A pair of Bark in the Park events, Star Wars Night, What Could Have Been: Round Rock Jackalopes, AUGtoberfest and Fauxback Weekend lead the charge.

The entertainment begins on Monday, April 10 with the first installment of Bark in the Park, presented by Action Pack Dog Center. Four-legged friends are invited to Dell Diamond for a night with Spike! Education Day has a special 11:35 a.m. first pitch on Wednesday, April 19, perfect for school field trips and homeschools to learn in a unique environment. The day includes pregame presentations by representatives from the Austin Zoo and other local figures that focus on wildlife, weather, anti-bullying and more.

90s Night returns to the ballpark on April 21 for a totally tubular time that ends with postgame fireworks, presented by Bud Light. The second installment of Bark in the Park follows on Sunday, April 23. The force will be with the Express on May 4 as the team hosts Star Wars Night. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters to help restore peace and justice to the galaxy.

May 8 is sure to be a memorable evening as Texas Oncology presents Cancer Awareness Night, an event to support those currently fighting and honor those who have both battled and treated the disease. New in 2017, the Express will host Daddy-Daughter Date Day. Fathers and their daughters will enjoy a special day date at the ballpark that includes the opportunity to participate in on-field promotions throughout the game. 

Just before Memorial Day, the Express will host Military Appreciation Night on May 22. Fans can thank those who represent our country with special tributes, memorials and recognitions. Each branch of the armed services will also be honored during the special night game, and team will wear custom camouflage uniforms to be auctioned after the contest to benefit charity.

The first-ever Ladies Night comes to Dell Diamond on May 25. Fans can purchase a special ticket package that includes an Express-themed wine glass.

After the Round Rock FireAnts captivated the city in 2016, What Could Have Been weekend returns to the ballpark from June 1-3. The Express will transform into the Jackalopes to take a look into what could have been had Express not been chosen as the team's moniker prior to the inaugural season in 2000. Special Jackalopes uniforms, presented by DR Horton, will be auctioned after the series on June 3.

Thanks to the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, Win A Used Car Night is slotted for June 17 as several lucky fans will leave the ballpark with a previously-loved ride.

Dell Diamond will be transformed into an enchanted kingdom on Monday, June 19 for an even grander Princess Night. Complete with all your favorite princesses, this second-year theme night will also include special infield reserved ticket packages that come complete with a Round Rock Express tiara and admission to a pregame princess parade around the warning track. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character for photo ops with royalty.

The second installment of Health and Wellness Night is set for June 22, featuring pregame demonstrations and an expo in the United Heritage Center. Come ready to cheer on the Red, White and Blue on July 4 for the team's Independence Day Celebration. Postgame fireworks and custom Fourth of July uniforms, thanks to eBay, available for auction will accent the night as the Express celebrate the U.S.A.

Help defend Dell Diamond from villains on Monday, July 17 for our second annual Superhero Night. Protectors of justice can purchase a special ticket package for access to a custom E-Train cape and a pregame superhero parade around the warning track. Don those superhero costumes and aid us in fighting crime!

Fans can witness history on July 29 as Keith Ginter becomes the fourth member of the Round Rock Express Hall of Fame. Ginter will be enshrined during a special pregame ceremony before his Hall of Fame plaque is installed along the left field concourse during the game.

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday on Monday, July 31 with Harry Potter Night. Muggles, witches and wizards alike are all welcome to the ballpark to enjoy a magical night of Hogwarts-themed fun. Apparate to Diagon Alley before heading to the ballpark to pick up a wizardly costume for the game.

Fans will want to come to the ballpark thirsty on August 3 as the Round Rock Express present the second annual AUGtoberfest! Food and drink specials, as well as a special ticket package that includes an E-Train-themed beer stein, highlight the early celebration of Octoberfest.

The Express will sport a retro look on August 4-5 for Fauxback Weekend. Take a trip back in time as the team dons special throwback uniforms, thanks to DR Horton, that will be available for purchase at auction. 80s Night returns on August 19, complete with a postgame concert by The Spazmatics as part of the St. David's Summer Concert Series presented by Dell. The E-Train will sport special 80s-themed uniforms, courtesy of Rush Automotive.

Finally, as the season winds down, the Express applauds the fans on September 3 for the annual Fan Appreciation Night. Player autographs, photo opportunities and much more will be available as the team honors its loyal fans during the final homestand of the regular season.

The full list of 2017 theme night schedule is below:

Date

Game Time

Opponent

Theme Night

April 10

7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds

Bark in the Park

presented by Action Pack Dog Center

April 19

11:35 a.m.

Omaha Storm Chasers

Education Day

April 21

7:05 p.m.

Omaha Storm Chasers

90s Night

April 23

1:05 p.m.

Iowa Cubs

Bark in the Park

presented by Action Pack Dog Center

May 4

7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds

Star Wars Night

May 8

7:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City Dodgers

Cancer Awareness Night

presented by Texas Oncology

May 21

1:05 p.m.

Salt Lake Bees

Daddy-Daughter Date Day

May 22

7:05 p.m.

Salt Lake Bees

Military Appreciation Night

May 25

7:05 p.m.

Las Vegas 51s

Ladies Night

June 1

June 2

June 3

7:05 p.m.

7:05 p.m.

7:05 p.m.

New Orleans Baby Cakes

What Could Have Been: Round Rock Jackalopes

presented by DR Horton

June 17

6:05 p.m.

Memphis Redbirds

Win a Used Car Night

presented by the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

June 19

7:05 p.m.

Memphis Redbirds

Princess Night

June 22

7:05 p.m.

Iowa Cubs

Health and Wellness Night

July 4

7:05 p.m.

Memphis Redbirds

Independence Day Celebration

presented by eBay

July 17

7:05 p.m.

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Superhero Night

July 29

7:05 p.m.

El Paso Chihuahuas

Keith Ginter Hall of Fame Induction

July 31

7:05 p.m.

El Paso Chihuahuas

Harry Potter Night

August 3

7:05 p.m.

Albuquerque Isotopes

AUGtoberfest

August 4

August 5

7:05 p.m.

7:05 p.m.

Albuquerque Isotopes

Fauxback Weekend

presented by DR Horton

August 19

6:05 p.m.

Omaha Storm Chasers

80s Night

presented by Rush Automotive

September 3

6:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City Dodgers

Fan Appreciation Night


The Express open the 2017 season on Thursday, April 6 against the Nashville Sounds (Oakland Athletics affiliate). Opening Day tickets, season memberships, Flex Plans and Kids Club packages are on sale now. Single game tickets are on sale Wednesday, March 1. For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter!

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