LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Gwinnett Stripers are celebrating the return of baseball season with a Preseason Party at Coolray Field on Sunday, March 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The free open house includes complimentary hot dogs and soda, and features activities for fans of all ages. Fans can participate in on-field batting practice, take self-guided tours of the ballpark, be among the first to catch a glimpse of updates to Coolray Field including the Home Plate Club, purchase individual game tickets for all 2019 home games, and shop for Stripers merchandise at Bobby's Tackle Team Store. There will also be activities for kids, including inflatable games and amusements, face painting, and visits with mascot Chopper the Groundhog.
For a $20 donation to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, fans can swing for the fences like Stripers players in an on-field batting practice (weather permitting). Each $20 donation includes 10 swings.
Self-guided tours will give fans access to behind-the-scenes areas of Coolray Field, including the home clubhouse and dugout. Areas being improved for 2019 like the Home Plate Club will be available for a sneak preview. Fans can also scope out the view from any seat, group party area, or luxury suite with a member of the Stripers ticket sales staff.
The Coolray Field Ticket Office will be open for the event, giving fans their first chance to purchase individual game tickets to all 70 Stripers home games. Be the first to purchase tickets for premium games like Opening Night (April 4), Star Wars Night (May 11), Independence Day (July 4), all Friday Fireworks nights, and all giveaways. Fans are advised to get a great seat now, and avoid box office lines and a $2 increase on game day. For a list of all games and promotions, visit GoStripers.com/promotions.
Fans who have purchased a 2019 ticket plan or have registered for the Little Anglers Kids Club will be able to pick up their packages at any time from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Stripers open the season at Coolray Field on Thursday, April 4 with a 7:05 p.m. game vs. Norfolk. Memberships for 2019 are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340. For more information, visit GoStripers.com/memberships.
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