Fan Feedback, the Driving Force behind South Bend Cubs 2018 Promotional Schedule

Chicago Cubs bobbleheads, firework shows, flat screen giveaways, and more theme nights make up the promotional calendar

By South Bend Cubs | February 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET

SOUTH BEND, IN - With Opening Day on the horizon, the South Bend Cubs are excited to release the 2018 promotions schedule. After consulting with countless fans on what they wanted to see on the schedule this season, the team anticipates this year's promotions will be more fan-oriented than ever. 

"In our annual post-season fan surveys, we asked our fans what they wanted to see in the 2018 season, said South Bend Cubs Director of Media and Promotions Chris Hagstrom-Jones. "Coming to a game at Four Winds Field isn't just about baseball, it's an experience. It's a nine-inning vacation where friends and families get together and dress up as super heroes or storm troopers and have a chance to win a flat-screen TV. We don't just host baseball games, we make memories."

Fireworks and flat screens once again dominate the schedule, as the club will host 17 post-game firework shows and 11 TV giveaway nights. Many weekly promotions from last season will also return for 2018.

Weekly Promotional Schedule

  • Belly Buster Monday - all-you-can-eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts with the purchase of a wristband
  • $2 Tuesday - a new $2 featured item every week
  • Giveaway Wednesday - the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a special giveaway item
  • Thirsty Thursday - $2 sodas and draft beer all game long
  • Fantastic Friday Fireworks - a spectacular fireworks display after every game
  • Flat Screen Saturday - fans 18 & over can enter to win a new flat screen TV every inning
  • Sunday FUNday - play catch on the field before the game, player autographs after the game, and a giveaway item to the first 1,000 fans through the gates


Another popular weekly promotion returning this season is Poster Monday. Five limited edition South Bend Cubs posters will be handed out at every Monday game to the first 500 fans through the gates.

Two current Chicago Cubs players will be featured as bobbleheads for the South Bend Cubs this season. Likenesses of Ian Happ (May 23) and Jason Heyward (June 6 & 13) will be given away to the first 1,000 fans on their respective nights. 

Additional giveaways include a magnet schedules (April 7), dog bowls (April 9), fleece blankets (April 22), birthday cupcakes, (April 29), dog bag dispensers (May 7), thunder sticks (June 2 & 3), t-shirts (June 27 & July 1), baseball hats (July 11 & 15) snow globes (July 25) youth camo jerseys (August 12), dog frisbees (August 27), and 2018-19 team calendars (August 26 & August 29).  

New theme nights for the 2018 season include College Night (April 12), Stu's Birthday Bash (April 29), Craft Beer Night (May 10), Pride Night (June 14), Princess and Pirates Night (June 25), Harry Potter Night (August 9), and Faith Day (August 26). 

Popular theme nights returning to Four Winds Field this season include Bark at the Park (April 9, May 7 & August 27), Maragaritaville Night (June 7), Superhero Night (June 28), Star Wars Night (July 12), Christmas in July (July 25), and Social Media Night (August 30). 

Full descriptions of all theme nights can be found at by clicking on tickets and promotions. All promotions and giveaways are subject to change. Opening Night at Four Winds Field for the South Bend Cubs is April 7 and features live music, flat screen TV giveaways, face painting, balloon artists, and a special National Anthem performance. 

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. This year, Four Winds Field, home of the Cubs, was named Ballpark Digest's Best Single-A ballpark. In 2015, the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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