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Welcome North Event Set For April 7

March 17, 2015

The Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will host a free event prior to the season, the "Welcome North Open House," on Tuesday April 7 from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

The annual event begins at 3:00pm with the team's first practice of the year at ARM & HAMMER Park and tours of the stadium. Following practice, fans will have the opportunity to meet this year's team and seek autographs for approximately one hour. Concession stands will be open throughout the event and will serve free hot dogs and sodas. This is a rain or shine event that will conclude for the general public at approximately 6:30pm.

"We're excited to continue the tradition of giving our fans an opportunity to meet the current team and coaches," said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. "It's a unique opportunity for all fans to see our players and coaches in action before the season begins."

Members of the Thunder's 90% Club, a group of season ticket holders who attended at least 90% of the team's games last year, will have a special reception in the Yankee Club and Conference Center from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. The reception will feature a buffet dinner and an approximately 45 minute exclusive "meet and greet" with Thunder team members.


WHEN: Tuesday April 7, 2015 (3:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM for 90% Club)
WHO: Open to Media, Sponsors, Season Ticket Holders and General Public

Gates Open For Fans: 3:00 PM
Stadium Tours: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Team Practice Ends: 5:15 PM
Player Autograph Session: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Players visit 90% Club in Yankee Club (Private): 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Ballpark Closes: 7:30 PM
Times are approximate and may change

The Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will begin the 2015 season on April 9 in Erie against the Seawolves. The first home game at ARM & HAMMER Park is on Thursday, April 16. Tickets for 2015 games are on sale now at All Thunder games can be heard on 91.3 FM WTSR and online at