This year the PawSox have added "Giveaways Every Friday Night" to their popular "Fireworks Every Saturday Night," introduced in 2017. With 13 nights of fireworks - the most ever presented by the club - the full promotional schedule bearing the slogan, "Even More Fun, Still a Bargain" was released today.
The PawSox are pleased to announce they will hold the line on all ticket prices for the 2018 season. The lowest priced tickets - $6 in advance for children & seniors and $9 in advance for adults - remain unchanged for the 4th year in a row.
When purchased in advance, green (Field Box) seats will again be $14 while the red seats (Reserved Box) will continue to be $13. General Admission tickets will once again cost just $9 and General Admission tickets for children (aged 12 & under) will remain only $6, as will tickets for seniors (aged 62 & over). Again this season, tickets purchased on the day of the game will cost $2 more than those purchased in advance of the day of the game.
According to Minor League Baseball's 2017 Fan Cost Survey, covering all 160 Minor League teams, a PawSox game has the lowest cost in all of Triple-A Baseball and is among the most affordable in all of Minor League Baseball. The average cost for a family of four to enjoy a game at McCoy is only $55; a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, and two beers. The PawSox are well below the average ($66.17) in Minor League Baseball.
Fireworks will follow every Saturday night game as well as Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3 (for Independence Day), and Sunday evening, September 2 (for Labor Day). The pyrotechnics will again be choreographed to various musical themes, from Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, and the music of Margaritaville to Harry Potter, Pixar, Princess & Pirates, and the always-popular Star Wars Night, often the first to sell out.
In addition to more fireworks, the club will now have premium giveaways at every Friday Night home game.
"Moms and Dads have told us they appreciate the reliability of knowing that if it's a Saturday night, a grand fireworks display is scheduled," said PawSox President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg. "So too have they told us that they would enjoy the reliability of great giveaways every Friday Night."
Bobbleheads featuring current Red Sox star Rafael Devers (July 28), our favorite football quarterback - the G.O.A.T. - and a Red Sox legend voted on by the fans (August 17) headline the list. Replica jerseys of Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens will be given away to fans on June 22 and July 27 respectively.
Great giveaways include a Nomar Garciaparra Gnome (aka a Gnome-ar Gnome) as well as mugs, baseball caps, calendars, cell phone chargers, and even a toothbrush holder.
Promotional Nights also dot the calendar on other days as well. Dates for several of the most popular giveaways have been set:
Friday April 6 vs. Lehigh Valley 7:05 pm Opening Night PawSox Wall Calendar
Friday April 20 vs. Gwinnett 7:05 pm PawSox Ceramic Mug
Friday May 25 vs. Lehigh Valley 7:05 pm Portable Cell Phone Charger
Friday June 8 vs. Indianapolis 7:05 pm Paws Toothbrush Holder
Friday June 22 vs. Syracuse 7:05 pm Pedro Martinez Replica Jersey
Friday July 6 vs. Scranton/WB 7:05 pm PawSox Cap
Friday July 13 vs. Syracuse 7:05 pm G.O.A.T. Bobblehead
Friday July 27 vs. Charlotte 7:05 pm Roger Clemens Replica Jersey
Saturday July 28 vs. Charlotte 6:15 pm Rafael Devers Bobblehead
Friday Aug. 3 vs. Rochester 7:05 pm Gnome-ar Garciaparra Garden Gnome
Friday Aug. 17 vs. Durham 7:05 pm Fan Vote Bobblehead
Saturday Aug. 18 vs. Durham 6:15 pm Team Poster & Pre-Game Autographs
Sunday Aug. 19 vs. Durham 1:35 pm PawSox Team Card Set
Saturday Night Post-Game Fireworks extravaganzas (along with displays on July 2 & 3) will all be themed and choreographed:
Saturday April 21 vs. Gwinnett 6:15 pm Harry Potter Fireworks
Saturday May 5 vs. Scranton/WB 6:15 pm Pixar - The Incredibles Fireworks
Saturday May 26 vs. Lehigh Valley 6:15 pm Patriotic Fireworks
Saturday June 9 vs. Indianapolis 6:15 pm Star Wars Night & Fireworks
Saturday June 23 vs. Syracuse 6:15 pm Beatles themed Fireworks
Monday July 2 vs. Rochester 6:15 pm Patriotic Fireworks
Tuesday July 3 vs. Rochester 6:15 pm Patriotic Fireworks
Saturday July 7 vs. Scranton/WB 6:15 pm Princess & Pirates Night & Fireworks
Saturday July 14 vs. Syracuse 6:15 pm Margaritaville Night & Fireworks
Saturday July 28 vs. Charlotte 6:15 pm Christmas in July Fireworks
Saturday August 4 vs. Rochester 6:15 pm Super Hero Night & Fireworks
Saturday August 18 vs. Durham 6:15 pm Springsteen themed Fireworks
Sunday Sept. 2 vs. Scranton/WB 6:15 pm Grease themed Fireworks
Sundays are Family FUNdays - Capping the weekend, Sundays will once again be Family FUNdays, featuring an opportunity to "Run the Bases" following every Sunday afternoon game, along with other new family activities and opportunities.
The club's full 2018 promotional calendar will be updated frequently, and fans can stay up to date at pawsox.com. The PawSox begin their 2018 season with an Opening Weekend at McCoy from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Opening Night, at 7:05 p.m., will feature the first in a series of special free gifts (a wall calendar) for fans every Friday. Saturday & Sunday games at 1:35 p.m. complete the weekend, which starts a six-game homestand and a 140-game schedule for the PawSox. It is Pawtucket's 46th consecutive year in the 135-year-old International League which began play in 1884.