Jackson, Tenn. - With the calendar turning to March and baseball right around the corner, the Jackson Generals announced their 2017 Promotional Schedule Wednesday. The team's 20th season in Jackson is highlighted by 13 fireworks shows, a number of giveaways and the addition of new Thursday and Friday promotions.
Thrifty Thursdays and Food Truck Fridays join fireworks every Saturday night to make the end of the week the time to be at The Ballpark. This season, fans can get 16 oz. beer and soda, general admission tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and Fun Zone access all for just $2 every Thursday night! Reserved seats can be purchased for just $6 those nights.
Every Friday, the team will play host to a number of local food trucks in the Fun Zone thanks to Leaders Credit Union. This will add to the number of great food options fans can get at the park all eleven home games on Fridays.
Opening Night is April 6, but the season kicks off for fans early that week. The team is playing Jackson State Community College in a seven-inning exhibition Tuesday, April 4. The next night, Englewood Baptist Church will host a Meet the Players event for the entire West Tennessee community.
April 8 is the first of 13 fireworks shows at the Ballpark in 2017. The team is home on the Fourth of July this year for the first time since 2008! All the biggest nights are back with Star Wars Night June 3, Wedding Night June 10, Disney Night July 15 and SEC Night August 26!
The team is adding a number of new themes this year as well. After celebrating Sarge's birthday May 11, the team will host Sarge's Carnival May 12 and 13. In addition to fireworks both nights, the team will bring carnival rides to The Ballpark for all to enjoy! May 13 is sponsored by MobileNation, and the first 1,000 fans will go home with a baseball signed by this year's team! Both Pirates & Princesses Night June 24 and Shark Week Night July 29 will feature specialty jerseys that fans can bid on to win!
Fans will have the opportunity to win more than ever just by coming to games this year! The Generals will be giving away vacations five times throughout the season-Star Wars Night June 3, Wedding Night June 10, Disney Night July 15, Shark Week Night July 29 and Big Bang Theory Night August 19. MusicFest Night April 29 will feature concert ticket giveaways throughout the night, and fans can once again win tickets to a number of SEC football games August 26.
There will also be tons of chances for early arrivals to take home giveaways at the gate, headlined by a replica championship ring for the first 1,000 fans to Night of Heart presented by the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center July 8. Union University will be giving away blankets to the first 1,000 fans April 29, fans can get jersey t-shirts June 3 on Star Wars Night and the first 750 fans 21 years or older will take home beer steins on Wedding Night June 10! The last Saturday home game of the season features a trucker hat giveaway to the first 1,000 fans at SEC Night.
Education Days are back, with The Ballpark playing host to five early in the season. Kids who come with their class get free admission and will watch a pregame program with Sarge on the field. Splash Day June 26 is free for all campers as we celebrate the start of summer!
Baseball season is right around the corner, and the Generals can't wait to see you at The Ballpark at Jackson in 2017! The team kicks off its 20th year in Jackson April 6 versus the Birmingham Barons, with the Generals looking to defend their second-ever Southern League title. Stay tuned, as single-game tickets will go on sale soon!
For information on tickets or merchandise, contact the team by calling (731) 988.5299 or go online to jacksongeneralsbaseball.com!
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