LAKE ELSINORE - For the first time since 1994, Lake Elsinore Storm fans will be able to experience a brand new ballpark. While The Diamond still shines in its original exterior, the seating bowl has been transformed into a space where guests of all kind - from the baseball nut to the casual fan - can enjoy #EntertainmentEvolved. In the spirit of familiar and fresh, the Storm have packed the 2017 Promotional Schedule with an array of fan favorites, new additions and plenty of minor league fun. For this year's daily promos, CLICK HERE.
Sip N' Swing is set for Sunday, March 19. The free event will feature fan batting practice, food & drink specials and thousands of dollars in prizes! Be the first to see the new seating at The Diamond, too. We'll break in those seats with an exhibition game against the San Diego Padres on Friday, March 31. See future Padres take on the big leaguers! Reserve your tickets by purchasing a Big League Mini-Plan today.
Celebrate the return of America's Pastime on Thursday, April 6 at Storm Opening Night. The party starts at 5:30pm with happy hour in The Diamond Club. First pitch is set for 7:00pm, but get there early to witness the pregame pomp and circumstance, try one of our new menu items or wander the ballpark for a first-hand view of this year's stadium upgrades. Can't make it Thursday? The entire weekend will feature a Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Sunny Boy's Soul Food and our first fireworks show of the season will light up the sky Friday night.
Love Storm theme nights? You'll want to keep this month open. We're bringing the late laughs to primetime with SNL Night on Thursday, March 11. Harry Potter Night is back in 2017, enchanting The Diamond on Friday, March 12. Stay after the game for fireworks, TOO! The first giveaway of the season is set for Saturday, May 13, when fans can take home a Storm Team Photo. Rounding out that weekend is the annual Storm Baby Shower, with activities for expecting parents, baby shower games and a chance to win baby-themed prizes
We're rolling back the clock on Friday, May 26… it's Throwback Night! A special ticket at the 1994 price will be offered and fans can enjoy select food items at the same rate as our inaugural season. Plus, get your hands on (and drinks in) a Cooler Tube Giveaway presented by our new partner 7UP. Did your child participate in our Reading For Rewards Program? If so, one of the five games your tickets can be used for is Captain Underpants Day on Sunday, May 28.
As we hit summer, the fun heats up! Headlining the entire promotional schedule this year is Geekend4, our annual tribute to pop and geek culture. This year, GEEKend4, will be benefiting the San Diego Blood Bank all weekend long as well as running the ever popular used video game drive where fans can trade in old video games and consoles for tickets to GEEKend4. All donations benefit the charity Game Changer which helps sick children and their families. Starting off the weekend is Cosplay Night (Thursday, June 8), with "cosplayers" filling the stadium with their custom costumes and antics. Superhero Night (Friday, June 9) is next with themed promotions and music capped off by a post-game fireworks show. The ever-popular Star Wars Night (Saturday, June 10) returns again with your favorite Star Wars characters invading The Diamond once again. The epic weekend ends with Gamer Day (Sunday, June 10). Free video gaming areas throughout the stadium and themed promotions bring the fun to a close.
The first half of the season concludes with Late Night Night on Thursday, June 15, an homage to the television talk shows we love to watch in bed. Hispanic Heritage Night returns on Friday, June 16 and is capped by a postgame fireworks show. Celebrate Storm mascot Thunder's birthday on Saturday, June 17. The Big Green Dog will have many of his fellow furry friends in attendance that day for his bark-day bash, and youngsters can meet the mascots during an autograph session. Bring Dad to the ballpark on Father's Day (Sunday, June 18) and take in a game for nostalgia's sake.
After the All-Star Break, June concludes with Summer Camp Day on June 28. Local youth campers can enjoy a day of fun under the sun for special 11am game. Dig deep in your closet on Thursday, June 29; 80's Night returns with a, like, totally bodacious bang.
Dog Day kicks-off the height of summer on July 1. Man's best friend is invited to our game on this day presented by Gentle Giants Dog Food and the first 1100 fans will receive a branded dog bowl scoop as they enter the gates. Our annual Independence Day Celebration - with FIREWORKS! - is set for Monday, July 3. July 14 is the return of our ever popular Faith & Family Night, and fans can take home a Grill Set Giveaway on July 15.
Nothing Night is set for Monday, July 17. No tickets, no in-game entertainment, limited concessions. It's baseball au natural.
We start the final month of the season with a pair of nights honoring local heroes. Teacher Appreciation Night is set for Thursday, August 3 and will feature discounted tickets for teachers and our Thirsty Thursday drink specials. Need a new lid? Wear the Eyes on a Storm Hat Giveaway set for August 5. Law Enforcement Appreciation Night will take place on Sunday, August 6.
Man. Myth. LEGEND. Elvis Presley was all of those things and more. We'll celebrate his legacy with Tribute to Elvis Night on Wednesday, August 16. Muisc food specials and more! We're making history on August 17 with a Streaking Will Ferrell Bobblehead, honoring one of the actor's most iconic on-screen moments. Storm legend Ace, The Fastest Squirrel in the World will be immortalized on August 19 with a Squirrel Bobbletail giveaway. Ready to find your center? Join us for Yoga Night at the ballpark on Sunday, August 20 with a pre-game on-field yoga session. All is good at The Diamond with a relaxing night of Storm Baseball.
The final weekend of the regular season will send 2017 off in style. Beerfest returns this year on Saturday, August 26 as we feature numerous local craft breweries in our first base picnic area. Be sure to grab your 2018 Storm Calendar as you enter the gates as well. We'll close out the home schedule with fan favorite EVERYTHING Night on Sunday, August 27, giving Storm faithful a taste of the year's best theme nights and promotions in one glorious night!
For a complete list of 2017 Storm promotions, visit stormbaseball.com or log on to stormbaseball.com.
** ALL PROMOS SUBJECT TO CHANGE **
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