FRISCO, Texas (July 17, 2018) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced that this Friday's 7:05 p.m. home game, featuring live in-stadium appearances by online trick-shot sensation Dude Perfect, is completely sold out.
Every available ticket for all fixed seats, hospitality areas (including the Choctaw Lazy River), suites, grass berm and standing room locations has been completely purchased three days prior to game day. That marks the first time in RoughRiders' history that a home game has sold out that far in advance.
The RoughRiders also announced today that in order to accommodate the large crowd that is anticipated for Friday's game, all entrance gates to Dr Pepper Ballpark will open 30 minutes early at 5:30 p.m.
"From the minute we announced our Dude Perfect Night promotion back in February, we knew that it was going to create a demand for tickets that was unlike any other event in franchise history," said RoughRiders' President and General Manager Andy Milovich. "It was important for us to announce that Friday's game was sold out in advance so that we could avoid having any disappointed customers at the box office and to provide those fortunate enough to hold a ticket for the game with prior notice that they should plan to arrive earlier than usual and get ready for what will certainly be the most exciting promotional event in team history."
Plenty of exciting festivities are planned for Dude Perfect Night, including a public meet & greet from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (1,000 lucky fans will get a ticket for the meet & greet). Additionally, all five Dudes will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in a special way and the Dudes will join in on some mid-inning activities throughout the evening. The Riders will suit up in special Dude Perfect-themed uniforms, which will be auctioned to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The evening will be capped off by spectacular post-game fireworks.
Fans not able to get their hands on tickets for Friday's event can still enjoy six other fun-filled nights of entertainment, great ballpark atmosphere and future major league stars in action during the next homestand at Dr Pepper Ballpark, which runs from Thursday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 25. All games start at 7:05 p.m.
The upcoming homestand also features the latest installment of the biggest party in North Texas, the Deep Ellum Brewing Party @ the Yard and Thirsty Thursday, on Thursday, July 19, Faith & Family Night on Saturday, July 21, Post-Game Fireworks on Sunday, July 22 and Bark in the Park, presented by Legacy Veterinary Hospital (bring your dog to the ballpark!) on Tuesday, July 24. For a complete listing of upcoming promotions and game times, visit RidersBaseball.com.
Fans with Flex Ticket packages or customers interested in purchasing single-game tickets or group outings for any remaining 2018 RoughRiders home game are invited to stop by the Dr Pepper Ballpark ticket office in-person, call (972) 731-9200, email email@example.com, or visit RidersBaseball.com.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.