Richmond, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, begin a week-long unveiling of their 2016 Promotional Calendar with the announcement of 21 outstanding fireworks shows for the season, including a dual show on Opening Night April 14th. The Squirrels will alternate between In-Your-Face-Fireworks, a close proximity display launched from the field, and Super Blast Fireworks, an extra long display that originates from the outfield wall. Fireworks are scheduled for every Thursday and Saturday as well as Monday, July 4th and Sunday September 4th. A full list of fireworks dates and times is listed below. Ticket packages for the 2016 season are available by contacting the front office. Individual tickets do not go on sale until February 27th at Fan Fest.
"Our fireworks displays have become a funn, community-minded Richmond tradition over the years," said Flying Squirrels' Vice President & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell "Affordable family entertainment is something that we pride ourselves on and this promotional schedule highlights just that. We want our fans to get the most bang for their buck and we can't wait for April 14th . We hope to sell out our seventh consecutive Opening Night on the Boulevard."
2016 will be the 7th season in Squirrels history. In that span the Squirrels have graduated over 30 players into Major League Baseball.
2016 Fireworks Schedule:
Thursday, April 14: Opening Day DUAL FIRWORKS presented by United Healthcare, Chick-fil-A, Fas Mart and Virginia Putative Father Registry
Saturday, April 16: Superblast Saturday
Saturday, April 30: Superblast Saturday
Thursday, May 12: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, May 14: Superblast Saturday presented by Puritan Cleaners
Saturday, May 21: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Thursday, June 2: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, June 4: Superblast Saturday
Thursday, June 16: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, June 18: Superblast Saturday presented by TowneBank
Monday, July 4: Independence Day DUAL FIREWORKS Extravaganza presented by United Healthcare, Chick-fil-A, Fas Mart and Virginia Putative Father Registry
Thursday, July 7: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, July 9: Superblast Saturday presented by Metro PCS
Thursday, July 28: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, July 30: Superblast Saturday presented by Virginia Putative Father Registry
Thursday, August 11: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, August 13: Superblast Saturday presented by Markel
Saturday, August 20: Superblast Saturday or In-Your-Face-Fireworks (TBD) presented by National Parks Service 100th Birthday
Thursday, September 1: In-Your-Face-Fireworks
Saturday, September 3: Superblast Saturday or In-Your-Face-Fireworks (TBD)
Sunday, September 4: Labor Day In-Your-Face-Fireworks
The Flying Squirrels 2016 home schedule begins April 14th at 6:35PM against the Altoona Curve. Season tickets, mini plans and group packages are currently available by contacting the box office at 804-359-FUNN or online at www.squirrelsbaseball.com. The Squirrels will be opening The Diamond on April 7th-9th to host a three-day, four game series against the Hartford Yard Goats due to uncertainty surrounding the Hartford ballpark.
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