What's new at Frontier Field in 2018? Well, we're glad you asked.
Bark in the Park: We have a record FIVE dog days planned for 2018! New this year, fans will be able participate in a pre-game, on-field parade with their doggos and sit on the left field grass berm. More info here.
Chicken & Waffle Cones: Sure to be a fan-favorite, this combo of chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, honey mustard and syrup all served in a delicious waffle cone highlights a host of new food items at the ballpark! This particular item can be found at Batter Up.
Early Bird Pack: For the first time ever we're offering fans the opportunity to attend all April games for just $40 ($3.33/game). Click here to purchase.
Giveaway Guarantee Club: Want all of our giveaways, but can't make it to all of our games. We've started the Giveaway Guarantee Club where for only $100 fans will receive EVERY giveaway whether they attend the games or not!More info and to purchase a membership click here.
Jersey Auctions: We've partnered with Live Source to host all of our jersey auctions in 2018. Simply download the Live Source app on your smart phone, register and begin bidding! More info on how to get started here.
Joel Skinner: After three strong seasons under the guidance of Mike Quade, Joel Skinner has taken over the reins as Wings manager. Joel has spent some time in the International League as manager of the Buffalo Bisons and Charlotte Knights. More info on Joel here.
Military Salute: Prior to the playing of God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch, we will be honoring a local veteran or active military member. To nominate a hero contact Travis Sick at TSick@RedWingsBaseball.com. Also new in 2018, all veterans and active military members will receive 15% off in the Red Wings Team Store.
Netting: Per the strong recommendation of Major League Baseball and to ensure the safety of our fans, a 15-foot high net will run the length of each dugout.A mockup of the net and more info can be found here.
Pace of Play: Minor League Baseball has made a few rule adjustments with the intention of speeding up the pace of play. Of note, teams will only be allowed 6 mound visits per game, the pitch clock has been trimmed from 20 seconds to 15 seconds when no one is on base and during extra innings each team will begin each inning with a runner at second base. More info on these rule changes can be found here.
Promotions: It's nothing new that we have constructed an All-Star lineup of theme nights for the 2018 season, but we wanted to share a couple of the new ones: Renew Your Vows Night (May 18), Hop Bitters Fauxback Night (May 26), National Toy Hall of Fame Day (June 24), Salute to Groundhog Day Night (June 29), ROC the ROC Night (August 8) and Salute to The Sandlot Night (August 31). For a complete list of all promotions visit RedWingsBaseball.com/FUN!
#TAFTP: Every Thursday the Wings will become the Plates featuring special Plate options and those delicious jerseys! You won't want to miss our June 21 Duel of the Dishes against the Syracuse Salt Potatoes. You can also put August 23 on the calendar, more details to follow.
The Dugout: Located up the first base concourse, this new bar will include 15 brand new taps that will feature a powerhouse batting order of craft beers.
T-Shirt Tuesdays: Beginning May 15, every Tuesday we'll be giving away a different t-shirt! Check the Red Wings social accounts for designs.
Tickets for Opening Day and for the other 69 home games are on sale now at the Ticket Office or at RedWingsBaseball.com. The Home Opener once again features a 50-degree guarantee. If the temperature on the Frontier Field thermometer isn't 50 at some point during the game, each ticket can be exchanged for any Red Wings home game in April or May.
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