Fireworks Shows & Expanded Giveaway Schedule Highlight Summer Fun
By Memphis Redbirds | January 23, 2013 4:34 PM ET
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Redbirds are excited to announce the action-packed promotional calendar for the 2013 season, including numerous fireworks extravaganzas, special appearances, the return of Friday block parties, an increased number of premium giveaways, and a comprehensive entertainment value in the Mid-South.
The 72-game home schedule features 13 spectacular fireworks shows at AutoZone Park, including two on Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day, and every Saturday home game. Complete fireworks dates are as follows: April 6, April 20, May 11, May 25, May 26, June 8, June 22, June 29, July 4, July 6, July 20, August 3, and August 17.
Again this season on Fridays, the popular end-of-the-week Block Parties will return to the plaza at AutoZone Park, offering live music and drink specials until game time. Gates will open two hours before first pitch. Concert artists will be released in the near future.
Every Friday and other select nights at AutoZone Park, an expanded total of 18 giveaways are scheduled throughout the 2013 home slate, highlighted by five specialty T-Shirts, two novelty hats, a BBQ bobblehead, a Redbirds Homeplate Welcome Mat, and a replica 2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Ring.
Memphis Redbirds Giveaway Schedule
Fans can come home with a giveaway item every Friday and other select dates in 2013.
Thursday, April 4
Magnet Schedules (5,000 fans)
Friday, April 5
Redbirds batting practice hat (3,000 fans)
Monday, April 22
Recycle Bag (500 fans)
Friday, May 10
Charlie Lea Memphis Chicks Hat (3,000 fans)
Sunday, May 12
Pink t-shirt (1,000 Moms)
Friday, May 24
2006 Cardinals World Series Replica Ring (3,000 fans)
Saturday, May 25
Memphis Belle 70th Anniversary t-shirt (2,000 fans)
Friday, May 31
Redbirds Piggy Bank (2,000 fans)
Thursday, June 6
I-40 Series Cup t-shirt (1,000 fans)
Friday, June 7
Gym Bag (2,000 fans)
Saturday, June 8
BBQ Apron (2,000 fans)
Sunday, June 9
0.0K Race t-shirt (1,000 fans)
Sunday, June 23
OYO Baseball Mini Figurine (2,000 fans)
Friday, June 28
Redbirds Team Trading Card Set (1,500 fans)
Friday, July 5
Homeplate Welcome Mat (2,000 fans)
Friday, July 19
Allen Craig Replica Jersey t-shirt (3,000 fans)
Friday, August 2
Left Field Loonies t-shirt (3,000 fans)
Friday, August 16
BBQ Bobblehead (3,000 fans)
Jake the Diamond Dog makes his way back to AutoZone Park on April 21, coinciding with the Redbirds' fourth annual "Bark in the Ballpark," offering $1.00 hot dogs and free admission for dogs with paid owners. St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird will make back-to-back appearances at AutoZone Park during the final homestand of the season in August.
The Redbirds will be wearing themed jerseys on two nights this season, and fans will have the opportunity to bid on that night's game-worn jerseys during a live postgame auction on the field. The Birds will wear camouflage jerseys while sporting hats of the United States Armed Forces on July 6, capped off by a special Salute to the Armed Forces fireworks presentation. Retro blue-and-white Memphis Chicks jerseys will be worn on on August 16 for Throwback Night while fans enjoy $.50 hot dogs and sodas.
Among other highlighted ballpark promotions are Scout Night Campout (April 5), Business Person Matinee Special (May 14), Girl Scout campout (May 31), Sunday Brunch and a 0.0K "Race" (June 9), Summer Camp Day (June 13), Rockey the Redbird's Birthday Celebration (July 21), and Guaranteed Win Night (August 4).
Traditional favorites will continue during the season at AutoZone Park. All fans can play catch on the field after the game on one Sunday each month. Education Days presented by MLGW highlight two special morning matinees (April 11 and May 8), which are attended by thousands of local students from Memphis-area schools.
Daily, value-oriented promotions of note also fill the 2013 calendar, including the debut of Two-sdays, Wet Your Whistle Wednesdays presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Subway Eat Fresh Thursdays, Fred's Family Fridays, Signature Saturdays, and Kids Run the Bases Sundays presented by Tenn Dent and Shelby Co. Health.
The Redbirds begin their 16th Pacific Coast League season on Thursday, April 4 at AutoZone Park when they welcome the visiting Oklahoma City RedHawks for Opening Night. Single-game tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4 via the team's online purchase system at www.memphisredbirds.com, over the phone at (901) 721-6000, or in person at the AutoZone Park box office.
The 2013 promotional lineup will continue to grow and evolve through Opening Night and into the season, while more fun theme nights and events will be added and announced in the future. For a complete 2013 game schedule and an updated list of corresponding promotions, click here or stop by the Redbirds' front office. Promotions and dates are always subject to change.
About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.
About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
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