RoughRiders transforming into the "Frisco Corny Dogs" August 25
Team salutes iconic state fair food as part of State Fair Night
By Frisco RoughRiders | August 16, 2018 2:54 PM
FRISCO, Texas (August 16, 2018) - Howdy, folks! On Saturday, August 25, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers are changing their name to the "Frisco Corny Dogs" for one night only as part of State Fair Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Corny Dogs are a staple of the State Fair of Texas, which runs from September 28-October 21. The Riders will pay tribute to the iconic food with special Corny Dogs jerseys and hats during the August 25th game against Midland at 7:05 p.m.
The new identity is part of State Fair Night, in which the Riders will honor everything great about the fair. As part of the festivities, there will be a carnival ride, inflatable midway games, along with special state fair videos and music. To top things off, Little Big Tex, the mascot of the State Fair of Texas, will be on hand to experience the fun. And, of course, Fletcher's Corny Dogs will be on hand with a special of $1 off all corny dogs.
As part of State Fair Night, the Riders are extending a special offer to fans. For just $39, get four tickets to the August 25 game, two State Fair of Texas tickets and a RoughRiders cinch bag. Click here to take advantage of this great offer(available while supplies last).
"When people think of the State Fair of Texas, the first things that come to mind are Big Tex and Corny Dogs," said Riders President & General Manager Andy Milovich. "We're excited to represent this signature food on what should be another really special evening at Dr Pepper Ballpark."
The Corny Dogs jerseys will be auctioned during the game to benefit the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction Scholarship Program. Additionally, a limited number of Corny Dogs jerseys and hats will be available at the Riders Outpost team store.
While the Riders are a summer staple in DFW, The State Fair of Texas is one of the region's iconic fall attractions. With 24 consecutive days of family-friendly action, it's the nation's longest-running fair each year. It's an opportunity to celebrate so many great aspects of Texas, including agriculture, state history and traditions from across the Lone Star State. This year's theme is "Celebrating Texas Innovation," highlighting some of the great creations that have originated in the Lone Star State.
State Fair Night commences the final week of the regular season at Dr Pepper Ballpark, which ends August 31. For tickets to all remaining games, visit RidersBaseball.com, call (972) 731-9200 or visit the Dr Pepper Ballpark box office.
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.