(Trenton, NJ) After a long cold winter, the Trenton Thunder are happy to announce the first public event of 2014 will be the free "Welcome North Open House" on Tuesday, April 1 from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
The annual event will start with the chance to watch the team's first practice of the year in Trenton. Following practice, fans will have the opportunity to meet this year's team and seek autographs for approximately one hour. Concession stands will be open throughout the event. Everything will conclude for the general public at approximately 6:30 PM.
"We're excited to continue the tradition of opening ARM & HAMMER Park early and giving our loyal fans a chance to meet the players," said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. "It's a great opportunity for us to open the ballpark and interact with fans before our first game on April 3."
Members of the Thunder's 90% Club, a group of season ticket holders who attended at least 90% of the team's games last year, will have a special reception in the Yankee Club and Conference Center from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. The reception will feature a buffet dinner and an approximately 45 minute exclusive "meet and greet" with Thunder team members.
WELCOME NORTH OPEN HOUSE
Gates Open For Fans: 3:00 PM
Stadium Tours: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Team Practice Ends: 5:00 PM
Player Autograph Session: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Players visit 90% Club In Yankee Club (private): 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Ballpark Closes: 7:30 PM
Times are appoximate and may change.
Opening Night is Thursday, April 3 as the Thunder face the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto) at 7:05pm. The first 2,000 fans ages six and older will receive a replica Eastern League championship trophy courtesy of ARM & HAMMER. Great seats are available.
All Trenton Thunder tickets are all on sale now at trentonthunder.com. All Thunder games can be heard at 91.3 FM and online at trentonthunder.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.