Binghamton, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have elevated their promotional schedule to a new level with a 2017 schedule full of fun, family-oriented, affordable nights. With tributes to The Twilight Zone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a Salute To Macaroni and Cheese, many of the nights are sure to entertain the Southern Tier all summer long in Rumble Town.
The promotional schedule will be highlighted by 15 Toyota Fireworks Series shows, 9 entertainment acts, 8 giveaways, and 1 post-game concert.
This year, fans will have the chance to vote on colors and/or music to be featured during the Toyota Fireworks Series. Every Friday night (excluding April 14th) fireworks will light up the skies around the Southern Tier (May 12th, May 26th, June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th, July 7th, July 28th, July 18th, and September 1st). Special firework shows will be featured on Opening Night (April 13th), Memorial Day Eve ( May 28th), Independence Eve (July 3rd), Labor Day Eve (September 3rd), and Thursday, August 10th, which will feature a special Irish themed fireworks show. Big Bang Boom Firework Shows will return to NYSEG stadium on Monday, July 3rd and Sunday, September 4th.
Fans can also expect to see fan favorite entertainment acts returning from 2016, such as X-Pogo Stunt Team (June 3rd), BirdZerk (July 8th), Zooperstars (July 9th), Elvis Tribute Artist Jeff Krick (July 28th), and Mr. Met (July 29th). New entertainment acts include appearances by Paw Patrol (June 4th), Minion Characters (June 15th), and many more family-friendly entertainment options.
Included in the schedule are at least eight giveaways, such as:
• April 13th - Inaugural Season Baseball Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans)
• April 14th - 2017 Magnetic Schedule presented by Bright Smiles of New York (First 1,00 Fans)
• May 27th - Camoflague Rumble Ponies Cap (First 1,000 Fans)
• June 30th - Nightmare Before Christmas Shirt (First 1,000 Fans)
• July 1st - Noah "Santagaard" Garden Gnome (First 1,000 Fans)
• August 19th - Duffel Bag presented by Lockheed Martin (First 1,000 Fans)
• September 2nd - Rumble Ponies Mascot Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans)
• September 4th - 2018 Magnetic Schedule presented by Bright Smiles of New York (First 1,00 Fans)
The Rumble Ponies will feature 5 specialty jerseys in 2017:
• April 30th - Art In The Park
• May 12th - Do It For Daron "Purple Ponies" Jersey
• July 7th - Twilight Zone Tribute
• August 10th - Irish Heritage
• September 3rd - Star Wars
The schedule also features several theme nights at NYSEG Stadium this season. Highlighted nights include: Macaroni and Cheese night (April 28th), Salute Our Soldiers (May 27th), Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock - A Big Bang Theory Tribute (June 8th), The Nightmare Before Christmas (June 30th), Christmas In July (July 1st), A Night In The Twilight Zone (July 7th), Happy Birthday Harry Potter (July 30th), A League Of Their Own - A Tribute to Women in Sports (August 18th), Luau Night (September 1st), and Star Wars Night (September 3rd).
After a successful Bark In The Park last summer, the Rumble Ponies welcome fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark on four dates in 2017: June 4th, July 17th, August 21st, and August 28th.
The 2nd Annual Baseball Card and Collectibles show returns Sunday, July 2nd with autograph guest, former New York Mets outfielder, Darryl Strawberry. Autograph information and VIP ticket packages will be announced at a future date.
A special night on the Rumble Ponies promotional schedule is No Devices Night on Tuesday, July 18th. For one night, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are encouraging their fans to take a pledge to turn off their devices and converse with friends and family while enjoying a Rumble Ponies game. Binghamton Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes has pledged to purchase dinner for the first 20 families that call and purchase a table at one of our group seating areas, saying, "What better way to spend quality time with friends and family than sitting at a dinner table at NYSEG Stadium with one another talking about how the day went. I want to encourage families to be more active in the moments that matter with the people that matter. Wait until they see the dessert."
For a list of the 2017 promotional schedule visit www.BINGRP.com.
The Rumble Ponies open the 2017 season on the road in New Hampshire on April 6 before celebrating their home opener at NYSEG Stadium on April 13. Season tickets and flex books for the 2017 season are on sale now.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.