Flying Tigers to Host 2 nd Annual Chili Throwdown at Tigertown

April 8, 2011 12:21 PM

The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home for a six-game homestand beginning Thursday, April 14 at Joker Marchant Stadium. Lakeland will host the Daytona Cubs from April 14-16 and the Dunedin Blue Jays from April 17-19. Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075. Box seats are $6 and reserved seats are $5 and seniors 55 and over and children 14 and under receive a $1.00 discount. Saturday tickets are an additional $1. Wednesday All-You-Can-Eat tickets are $10. Parking is FREE.

The Lakeland Flying Tigers will be hosting the 2 nd annual "Chili Throw down at Tigertown" presented by Budweiser on Thursday, April 14th at Joker Marchant Stadium prior to the Flying Tigers game vs. the Daytona Cubs. The chili competition begins at 5:30 pm and first pitch is scheduled for 7:00 pm. There will be free beer samples courtesy of Budweiser from 5:30-7:00 pm AND $1 beer and soda will be available beginning at 5:30 pm until the end of the 7 th inning. There will also be live music by "Channel Z" during the Throw Down.

Fire Departments from Lakeland and Polk County will compete for the opportunity to be the Flying Tigers Chili Throw Down Champion. Fire Departments will be judged in two categories; best chili as voted by the judges and the people's choice award which will be judged by the fans. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third in each category.

Advance tickets to the Chili Throw Down are $10 and include free chili samples, free beer samples, live music and a ticket to the Flying Tigers game. Parking is free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region. To purchase advance tickets, please contact the American Red Cross at (863) 294-5941 (863) 294-5941 . $5 tickets are available the day of the game but do not include a game ticket.

For more information on this event and all home games, please call the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 (863) 686-8075 or visit the Flying Tigers online at The Flying Tigers are a Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

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

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