Don't miss Opening Night of the 2018 season!

Baseball returns to Louisville Slugger Field on Friday, April 6

By Louisville Bats | March 13, 2018 10:32 AM

Don't miss Opening Night of the 2018 season as the Bats take on the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday, April 6 at Louisville Slugger Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM.

The Bats take the field in 2018 under new manager Pat Kelly. Kelly has spent the past three seasons as manager of the Reds' Double-A affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos compiling a 218-200 (.522) record. The 2017 Blue Wahoos were co-champions of the Southern League.

As part of the Welcome Back Weekend ticket promotion, Field Reserved tickets start at only $5! An Opening Night Beer Special will take place, with $2 Bud & Bud Light draft beer being sold throughout stadium concession stands from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Live music from the popular Jake & Elwood: A Blues Brothers Tribute will provide entertainment on the Overlook Deck from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

Our first-ever "Drain the Keg" Friday will be taking place. One random craft beer will be selected as the "Drain the Keg" beer and be available for only $5 until the keg runs out. 

The first 3,000 fans through the gates will receive a free 2018 magnetic schedule courtesy of Norton Children's Hospital, 790KRD & Visionworks.

Fireworks, presented by Koetter Construction, will take place at the conclusion of the game.

Fans may purchase tickets for Opening Night by clicking on the link below or by calling the Bats Ticket Office at (502) 212-2287.


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

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