Augusta, GA- The Augusta GreenJackets, Single A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, welcomed 19,274 fans to the first four games in 2017, which set a Lake Olmstead Stadium record! The GreenJackets fans set the attendance record for the highest-attended series in the 29 seasons of baseball in Augusta as well as the biggest crowd ever at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Opening Night.
The GreenJackets opening series attendance increased by 31% over the last season. The single game attendance record was previously set on Thursday, May 21st in 2009 with 5,828 fans attending the game.
"I would never have imagined we would be setting attendance records on our opening series in our final season at the Lake, what a tremendous experience. Now we just need to celebrate our home all season long." Stated Jeff Eiseman, GreenJackets President.
The 29th season at Lake Olmstead stadium kicked off with 3 consecutive standing room only sellouts: Thursday, April 13th was 5,830, Friday, April 14th was 5,330 and Saturday, April 15th was 5,469. The GreenJackets look forward to continuing to provide affordable, family, fun all summer long for the CSRA!
"What a great way to kick off the 2017 season with a record sellout crowd," stated Tom Denlinger GreenJackets GM. "The CSRA came out in droves and we look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy 70 promotions in 70 nights at the Lake.
Upcoming Homestand against the Greenville Drive:
Thursday, April, 27th vs. Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox)
Gates Open: 6:00pm Gametime: 7:05pm
Promotion: Thirsty Thursday presented by: The Hideout
Opening Night of Beer Season. $1 Beers and Sodas all night long.
Friday, April 28th vs. Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox)
Gates Open: 6:00pm Gametime: 7:05pm
Promotion: Ladies Night presented by: The Walking Company, Tin Lizzy's Cantina, Brooks Haven Floral and Flowers LLC, Palm Beach Tan, Pure Barre Augusta, The Swank Company, Barefoot Wine and Refreshers and Oliviana Ristorante. $3 Wines and 9-Innings-Of-Winning for Ladies.
LifeLink Foundation Car Flag Giveaway (First 1,000 fans), LifeLink Foundation Donate Life Night (Pre-Game Parade for fans who have donated an organ), Reading Night #3 and Kids Run the Bases.
Saturday, April 29th vs. Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox)
Gates Open: 4:30pm Gametime: 6:05pm
Pregame Concert featuring True North Church Worship Band on the all-new Patio by the Ahmen Korner Bar & Grill, Faith and Family Night, Fireworks Show, Raffle for Ronald McDonald House of Augusta Special Big Mac Sauce, Kids Run the Bases.
Sunday, April 30th vs. Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox)
Gates Open: 1:00pm Gametime: 2:05pm
Princess and Pirates Day (Fairest of All Princesses to make a special appearance), Jr. Home Run Derby, Bark In The Park: Post Game Dash Around The Bases presented by: Garden City Pet, Junior Jackets Sunday presented by: Pediatric Partners of Augusta, Tum-E-Yummies, Associated Credit Union and EdVenture Children's Museum (Children 12 and under who join get in every Sunday game for FREE), Pre-game Catch on the Field (1:00-1:30), Kids Run the Bases
Purchase Tickets Here: www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com/tickets.
The GreenJackets continue their 29th consecutive season of professional baseball in Augusta on Thursday, April 27th vs. the Greenville Drive. All GreenJackets Ticket Packages, including Full, Half, and Weekend Packages, and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Season. For more information, including pricing and benefits on all plans, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467). To stay up to date during the off season sign up for the 'Jackets Buzz e-newsletter by visiting www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com/thebuzz.
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