FRESNO, Calif. - The second Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise's 20th, is scheduled for April 18 through April 25, with eight games against the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets) and Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park box office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com. Here is a preview of the week's promotional schedule:
Tuesday, April 18 - Toyota Taco Tuesday: We get to do opening day all over again, this time for the Fresno Tacos! For the first time this season, the Grizzlies will become their alter ego and play in the brand-new-for-2017 Fresno Tacos jerseys. All the great Taco Tuesday deals are back: 2-for-1 Field Box and 940 ESPN Club tickets, $2 tacos, $2 sodas and $2 churros. New for 2017: $2 Taco Tots! Enjoy the newest food creation at Chukchansi Park; tater tots smothered in all of your favorite street taco ingredients. (All specials run through the 5th inning.) Buy Tickets
Wednesday, April 19 - Hump Day: Wine and dine on a budget on the first day of this new promotion. Well drinks will be just $4 and wine specials for $2 until the end of the 5th inning. Those deals will be good for every Wednesday home game in 2017. Buy Tickets
Thursday, April 20 - 90s Night, featuring the "Totally Krossed Out" Jerseys: The Grizzlies continue to create the most unique specialty jerseys in Minor League Baseball, and these tributes to 90s hip duo Kriss Kross break even more new ground (image attached). No, those aren't being worn backwards, the design is flipped as a homage to the Mac Daddy, or if you will, the Daddy Mac. Fans will be able to bid on the game-worn jerseys, with proceeds benefiting the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund. Buy Tickets
***Just added: We've ordered 600 cans of popular 90s soda "Surge" to sell ($2 apiece, 16oz cans), as if this night wasn't going to be 90s enough. RELATED: They still make Surge! So be sure to enjoy a can of Surge with your food, backwards red Yankees caps, and whatever else you're doing to celebrate 90s Night at Chukchansi Park with us!***
It wouldn't be 90s Night without great music, and many of your favorites from two and half decades ago will be covered by "The Box" pre-game and post-game, so be early to the ballpark. If that's not enough of a party for you, it's also the first Tecate Thursday of the season: 24 oz Tecate and Tecate Light cans are just $2 on Thursdays, through the end of the 5th inning, and fountain sodas are just $1 the entire game. Happy Hour: Get a 12-oz. beer (or fountain soda), burger and fries for just $5 every Thursday home game from when gates open (6:05 p.m.) to first pitch!
Friday, April 21 - My Job Depends on Ag Night: Gar Tootelian will be giving away caps to the first 1,000 fans inside the ballpark. It's also our second Friday Night Fireworks of the season, so stick around post-game as we light up the sky. Farm Grown Fridays: The popular farmer's market prior to and during the game on the third base/left field concourse returns for each Friday home date in 2017, presented by Whole Foods Market. Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 22 - Heroes Weekend (Day 1, Superheroes): Make sure your phones are charged and the flash is on, for all the photo ops with the various superheroes around the ballpark! "Buster Hugs" Bobblehead, presented by Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: The first of the much anticipated Fresno Grizzlies 20th Anniversary Season bobblehead series, "Buster Hugs" pays homage to former Grizzlies Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum, and their well-known celebration following a victory (image attached). This bobblehead is a ticket package exclusive and not a gate giveaway, and fans are guaranteed the bobblehead with a minimum purchase of a seven-game mini-plan. Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 23 - Heroes Weekend (Day 2, First Responders): Join us for the conclusion of Heroes Weekend, when we honor first responders of local police, fire and ambulance. Save Mart Sundays: Bring your Save Mart receipt or show the Save Smart app at the box office to get $5 off each ticket (up to 8 tickets). Grizzlies players autograph session (pre-game), Kids Run the Bases presented by Sun-Maid (post-game). Buy Tickets
Monday, April 24 - The Return of Monday Madness, presented by The Fresno Bee: 2 Field Level Reserve tickets, 2 hot dogs, 2 sodas, 2 Fresno Chaffee Zoo vouchers and 2 Pieology pizza or salad vouchers, all for just $22! Only available for purchase at the Chukchansi Park ticket office. Buy Tickets
Tuesday, April 25 - Toyota Taco Tuesday: For the second time on this homestand, the Grizzlies will become their alter ego and play in the brand-new-for-2017 Fresno Tacos jerseys. All the great Taco Tuesday deals are back: 2-for-1 Field Box and 940 ESPN Club tickets, $2 tacos, $2 sodas and $2 churros. New for 2017: $2 Taco Tots! Enjoy the newest food creation at Chukchansi Park; tater tots smothered in all of your favorite street taco ingredients. (All specials run through the 5th inning). Buy Tickets
ABOUT THE FRESNO GRIZZLIES
The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, are a member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League and are one of 30 teams in the world playing the highest level of Minor League Baseball. The team plays at 12,500-seat Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno, which is also a year-round community gathering place, hosting myriad other special events beyond Grizzlies' games, such as concerts, professional soccer and high school sporting events. The Grizzlies will enter the 2017 season - their 20th in Fresno - on the momentum of back-to-back winning seasons, including a PCL and National Championship in 2015. For information on 2017 Fresno Grizzlies season ticket and mini-plans, fans should call the Grizzlies' ticket office at 559.320.TIXS between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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