COLUMBIA, S.C. - Single-game tickets for the 2017 Columbia Fireflies season went on sale Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. Opening Day is fast approaching (April 6) and all individual game tickets - including tickets for the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Opening Night and Total Eclipse of the Park - are available for purchase.
Fans can come to the Box Office at Spirit Communications Park, call the Fireflies Ticket Office at (803) 726-HITS or visit FirefliesTickets.com.
The Fireflies home schedule includes 70 dates from April to September, beginning with Opening Night on Thursday, April 6 at 7:05 p.m. against the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants). The South Atlantic League All-Star Game will be held at Spirit Communications Park on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets for the home run derby on June 19 will be on sale as well. Total Eclipse of the Park takes place August 21 with a special 1:05 p.m. start time; the game will feature a stoppage of play during totality of the eclipse.
The Fireflies are proud to extend their military discount for every home game this season. All Active Duty, Reserve and Veteran military will receive $2 off a Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union All-Star seat with a valid military ID.
The Midlands will be dazzled by 27 fireworks displays following all Friday and Saturday games, select Thursday games and the Fireflies game on July 3, a night before Independence Day. Theme nights will once again be featured on Saturdays in 2017:
April 8 - Let's Glow Mets
April 22 - Pirates at the Parrrk
May 6 - Star Wars Night
May 20 - Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration
June 10 - Celebrate South Carolina Night
June 24 - Celebrate Shark Week
July 1 - Bike Night / Motorcycle Show
July 15 - Mason's Birthday Bash
July 29 - Disco Dance Party (70's Night)
August 12 - Cartoon Night
August 19 - NASA Night
There are dozens of other special events, entertainment acts and giveaways scattered throughout the year as well:
April 6-9 - Opening weekend Fireflies magnet schedule giveaway presented by Northpoint Heating & Air
April 7 - Stadium replica giveaway presented by Spirit Communications
April 21 - ZOOperstars!
May 5 - Faith and Family Night and Cinco de Mayo celebration
May 18 - Salute to Armed Forces featuring Sgt. Slaughter
June 9 - Girl Scout Night
June 20 - ZOOperstars!
June 23 - Birdzerk! and Boy Scout Night
July 3 - Independence Day celebration
July 12 - First Responders Night
July 28 - ZOOperstars!
August 21 - Total Eclipse of the Park
The Fireflies have added seven signature Tasting Events to the schedule for 2017. Fans are invited to sample a variety of savory and unique food and beverage options throughout the year (separate tickets are required and all in attendance must be 21 and up with a proper ID):
April 12 - Beer and Bratwurst
May 19 - Tequila and Tacos
May 31 - Bourbon and BBQ
June 9 - Wine and Cheese
July 12 - Hops and Hot Wings
August 9 - Design with Wine (paint your own wine glass)
August 30 - Brews and Burgers
In addition, daily specials will be featured all season long:
$2 Tuesdays - $2 hot dogs, popcorn and fountain sodas
Wag-Along Wednesdays - Bring your dog with you; Wed. night games only (signed waiver required)
Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays - Half-priced draft beer and fountain sodas
Fridays - Blue Cross Blue Shield fun, fireworks and more
Saturdays - Theme nights and fireworks
Sundays - Future Scholar 529 Splash Day and postgame player autographs
All giveaways, promotions, and event dates are subject to change
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet development. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Spirit Communications Park
Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park can also host everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park with the wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit www.SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.
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