The Albuquerque Isotopes play their first home game of the 2014 season this Friday, April 11 with a 7:05 p.m. start against the Tacoma Rainiers. The 'Topes will kick off their first homestand with two four-game sets, first welcoming the Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners affiliate), followed by four games against the brand-new El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres affiliate). In addition, the homestand will feature several popular promotions including three straight days of giveaways, Yoga with the 'Topes, Bark in the Park and much more!
Day/Date Opponent Time Promotion
Friday, April 11 Tacoma 7:05 PM Knit Hat Giveaway courtesy of Sandia Resort and Casino (first 3,000 fans) / Gates open 5:30 p.m. / Live at the Lab sponsored by Nob Hill Music featuring The Porter Draw
Saturday, April 12 Tacoma 7:05 PM Berryhill T-Shirt courtesy of Coca-Cola (first 3,000 fans 18 and older) / Gates open 5:30 p.m. / Live at the Lab sponsored by Nob Hill Music featuring The Noms
Sunday, April 13 Tacoma 1:35 PM Schedule Magnet Giveaway courtesy of LoPour & Associates DDS (first 3,000 fans) / Yoga with the 'Topes / Stauffer's Animal Crackers Pre- Game Parade
Monday, April 14 Tacoma 6:35 PM 'Topes host the Rainiers
Tuesday, April 15 El Paso 6:35 PM Negro League Tribute
Wednesday, April 16 El Paso 6:35 PM Adult Fun Run
Thursday, April 17 El Paso 6:35 PM College Fling for Wings courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings / Live at the Lab sponsored by Nob Hill Music featuring Lenin and McCarthy
Friday, April 18 El Paso 7:05 PM Bark in the Park courtesy of Zoetis / Live at the Lab sponsored by Nob Hill Music featuring The Strange
KNIT HAT GIVEAWAY
Baseball is back in Albuquerque! Cozy up at Isotopes Park with your new stylish red knit Isotopes hat courtesy of Sandia Resort and Casino for the first 3,000 fans. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. so start the season right and get to the ballpark early to snag your free 'Topes flare.
BERRYHILL T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
New manager, new t-shirt! What better way to welcome the Isotopes new manager than by sporting his swag. The first 3,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Damon Berryhill t-shirt courtesy of Coca-Cola, so get here fast as gates open early at 5:30 p.m.
SCHEDULE MAGNET GIVEAWAY / YOGA WITH THE 'TOPES / STAUFFER'S ANIMAL CRACKER PRE-GAME PARADE
You'll never miss a game again when you have your Isotopes schedule magnet hanging on your fridge courtesy of LoPour & Associates DDS. Before the game get stretched and in shape for a special pre-game yoga class on the outfield grass. Three separate classes will be available for first-timers, beginners and advanced yogis. Discounted tickets are available at 3B Yoga, Dragonfly Yoga and SWEAT Yoga. Kids can join in the fun every Sunday home game and "Play Like an Animal" by participating in Stauffer's Animal Crackers Pre-Game Parade.
NEGRO LEAGUE TRIBUTE
Join the Isotopes as they pay tribute to the Negro League with a special pre-game guest. April 15, 1947 was Opening Day for the late Jackie Robinson with his Brooklyn Dodgers Major League debut. Purchase your tickets today and pay respect while the Isotopes and Chihuahuas both don throwback jerseys in honor of the Negro League.
ADULT FUN RUN
Why should the kids have all the fun? Fans of all ages can run the bases after Wednesday's game, weather permitting.
COLLEGE FLING FOR WINGS
It's a fling for wings all season long. Show your valid college ID at the Isotopes Park Box Office when purchasing a ticket to any Thursday game and receive a special gift courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings.
BARK IN THE PARK
It's Funday Friday at Isotopes Park for you and your pup! Bring your best four-legged friend and enjoy 'Topes baseball from the berm! Bark in the Park courtesy of Zoetis is back, as we encourage fans to bring their pooch to enjoy the game vs. the El Paso Chihuahuas.
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