Fishkill, NY - The Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays are excited to announce the release of the 2017 Promotions Schedule, featuring 38 home games packed with fun for everyone who comes through the gates at Dutchess Stadium this season. It all begins with the home opener on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:05 PM as we "Inaugurate" the 24th season of Renegades Baseball in the Hudson Valley with a fantastic post-game fireworks display and the first 4,000 fans will receive a 2017 Renegades magnetic schedule courtesy of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer one of the most exciting and creative promotional schedules in Renegades history," said Executive Vice President & General Manager Eben Yager.
Following the home opener, there are five more home games in June including fireworks on June 23, and 30. June 28 will be our annual Kid's Opening Day presented by Fidelis Care, where the kids will take center stage for the game. Teacher Appreciation Night will be on Thursday, June 29th which will feature a special visit from Dennis Haskins, a.k.a. Mr. Belding from TV's "Saved By The Bell."
July features 14 great home games including tremendous fireworks displays to celebrate our nation's independence on both Monday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 5, which is presented by Mount St. Mary's College. You can also catch fireworks at The Dutch on July 1, 14, 15, 23 and 30. July also includes our annual Scout Sleepover on July 1; Aloha from The Dutch, highlighted by our famous Pig Roast and a post-game "Elvis" Concert on July 2, "Eight Crazy Nights," presented by Smileworks is our Jewish Heritage Night and our tribute to Hanukah on July 12; our Christmas Eve sleepover on July 15 presented by the United Martial Arts Center followed by our Christmas Day Cookie Plate giveaway for the first 500 fans on July 16th courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Galleria.
The fun continues in August with special theme nights throughout the month including a tribute to Harry Potter on August 1, a "Caturday" Night special on August 5th presented by Bellizzi Jewelers, our ever popular Star Wars night presented by Planet Fitness on August 6 (a special ticket package is available for this game), Irish Heritage Night on August 11, our salute to Broadway on August 12, the Pirates and Princess Ball on August 13 and our Superheroes versus Villains night on August 30.
We continue to light up the skies over The Dutch with five more post-game fireworks displays on August 1, 5, 11, 12 and 19. August also features five giveaway nights as the first 1,000 fans will take home a Renegades pillow case from the game on August 7, courtesy of the Magnuson Hotel. On August 20, the first 1,000 fans 12 and under will take home a special Renegades Halloween Pail on our Halloween night. On August 21, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Renegades Soccer Jersey courtesy of T.O. Miller and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Renegades team card set on August 28. The final giveaway this month is on August 30 as the first 1,000 fans 12 and under will receive a Renegades backpack courtesy of NY-529.
We close out the 2017 season in September with three more awesome post-game fireworks displays on the 1st, 2nd and 7th, and if you are a fan of "The Woodman" from K104, make sure you come out to the game on September 6 as the first 1,000 fans will receive a special "Woodman" Bobblehead!
Every Renegades home game in 2017 features a nightly theme. Join us for Social Media Mondays, where you can take advantage of exclusive Renegades offers found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at every Monday home game. Taco Tuesday's return in 2017 as we will have Taco specials at The Dutch at every Tuesday home game. Wednesday is for the kids as we will have Kids Happy Hour at each Wednesday home game. Kids will get to play on the field for one hour following the game, including running the bases, having a catch or hanging out with Rascal! Every Thursday is a Thirsty Thursday, featuring discounts on Pepsi Products and adult beverages. Every Friday Night will feature a post-game fireworks display, presented by our Friends at Camping World of Kingston. Join us all season long for "Take Me Out With The Crowd" Saturdays where you will get to create your very own experience at the ballpark including taking part in our world famous in-between innings contests and enjoying some of the best ballpark fare around. Sundays are Family Fun Sundays at The Dutch, where you and your family can enjoy a great time at the ballpark and run the bases after the game.
Standard start times for Renegades games at Dutchess Stadium in 2017 are 7:05 PM for Monday through Saturday games and Sunday games will start at 5:05 PM. Exceptions include Sunday July 23 at 7:05 pm, Monday, July 24 at 11:05 AM, Sunday July 30 at 7:05 PM, and Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7 at 6:35 PM.
Ticket prices in advance remain the same in 2017, and are $15.00 for premium box seats, $14.00 for regular box seats, $11.00 for reserved seats, $8.00 for grandstand and switch hitter seats, and $6.00 for general admission and Cantina seats. Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children 2 years of age and under that do not require their own seat are free.
The Renegades Box Office Hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 AM Monday through Friday, 10 AM on Saturdays and 12 PM on Sundays and remain open until 15 minutes following each game.
For more information on the 2017 season and to see the entire promotional and game schedule, visit hvrenegades.com or call the Renegades offices at (845) 838-0094.