Homestand Highlights: April 14-20

Opening Night, fireworks, Jackie Robinson Jersey Auction highlight first homestand of 2016

By Gwinnett Braves | April 11, 2016 9:08 AM

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves open their 2016 home schedule with a seven-game homestand at Coolray Field from Thursday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 20. The G-Braves host a pair of International League South Division rivals, the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) from April 14-17 and the Durham Bulls (Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) from April 18-20.

The homestand begins with Opening Day festivities on April 14, including an Opening Day T-Shirt Giveaway sponsored by Georgia Power and Post-Game Fireworks. Other promotions throughout the weekend include a Jackie Robinson Jersey Auction and Fox 5 Fireworks Friday on April 15, a Fleece Blanket Giveaway sponsored by Coolray Heating and Cooling and "Princess and Pirates Night" on April 16, and "Bark in the Park" on April 17.

Here's a full look at the homestand:

Thursday, April 14

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: Georgia Power

National Anthem and "God Bless America" performed by: Barrett Baber of NBC's "The Voice"

Features:

  • Opening Day Festivities - Welcome the G-Braves back for their eighth season at Coolray Field! Pre-game ceremonies will introduce the players and coaching staff.
  • Opening Day T-Shirt Giveaway - The first 2,500 fans through the gates receive an Opening Day T-Shirt, presented by Georgia Power.
  • Post-Game Fireworks - Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks display.

 

Friday, April 15

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Benefield Elementary School

Features:

  • Jackie Robinson Jersey Auction - To celebrate "Jackie Robinson Day" along with Major League Baseball, the G-Braves will don special Brooklyn Dodgers-themed jerseys. Game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during the game.
  • Magnet Schedule Giveaway - The first 2,500 fans will receive a 2016 G-Braves Magnet Schedule.
  • Fox 5 Fireworks Friday - Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks display, courtesy of Fox 5 Atlanta!

 

Saturday, April 16

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Wesleyan School

Features:

  • Coolray Field Fleece Blanket Giveaway - The first 2,500 fans receive a Coolray Field Fleece Blanket, sponsored by Coolray Heating and Cooling.
  • Princess and Pirates Night - Special guests Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Pirate Jack will be on the concourse to meet with fans of all ages!

 

Sunday, April 17

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 2:05 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: Goodwill of North Georgia

National Anthem performed by: Give God Glory Youth Choir of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 

"God Bless America" performed by: BethAnne Kamp

Features:

  • Bark in the Park - Bring your dog to the Coolray Field Lawn to enjoy some Sunday afternoon baseball.
  • Sunday Funday - Fans are invited to play catch on the field before the game from 1:10-1:25 p.m. and kids (ages 12 and under) are welcome to run the bases following the game as part of "Sunday Funday" presented by Georgia United Credit Union.

 

Monday, April 18

Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Blake Bennett

 

Tuesday, April 19

Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: East Hall High School

Features:

  • Two-for-Tuesday - All Dugout seats are two for the price of one!

 

Wednesday, April 20

Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Kathryne Phillips

Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Ticket Office. Call 678-277-0340 or visit GwinnettBraves.com/tickets to purchase.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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