Rattlers Announce Two FREE Events to Get You Ready for 2017 Season!

Spring Kickoff set for March 29; FanFest returns on April 4

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | March 20, 2017 12:10 PM ET

GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are ready for the 2017 season and they want you to be ready, too! The Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers will hold a Spring Kickoff Open House at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Wednesday, March 29. The Rattlers' annual FanFest will be held on Tuesday, April 4. Parking and admission to both events is free.

The Spring Kickoff is new this year and will be held on March 29 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm in the Fox Communities Credit Union Fox Club. Come out to the ballpark and catch the Milwaukee Brewers' Cactus League action with the game starting at 2:00pm. Along with the game, sample portions of our new food items for the 2017 season will be available for sale. There will be special Timber Rattlers grab bags with fun merchandise inside for just $10, too.

Fang and Whiffer are also getting into shape for the season so bring the kids for pictures and coloring contests with the team mascots.

Also, the Snake Pit Team Store will have some of the new 2017 gear available for you to purchase before Opening Day!

FanFest 2017 is set for Tuesday, April 4 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The free, annual open house event will be held from noon until 5:00pm to allow fans their first glimpse of the 2017 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Fans will be able to enjoy a day at the ballpark and get autographs from players. All fans to attend the event will receive a free voucher good for a hot dog, soda, and popcorn. The Snake Pit Team Store and the ticket office will be open during FanFest to allow you to purchase merchandise and tickets for any game during the 2017 season.

The Timber Rattlers will take the field for practice at 1:00pm for FanFest. A five-inning scrimmage against the Mellen Rockies will begin at 3:00pm.

The Rockies are an amateur team based out of Mellen, Wisconsin in southern Ashland County. Their roster is made up of players from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Rockies play a 15-20 game schedule that leads up to the Wisconsin Baseball Association's State Tournament that will be held August 18-20.

The Timber Rattlers will begin the 2017 season at Quad Cities on Thursday, April 6. Wisconsin's home opener is Saturday, April 8 at 4:05pm against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2017 season. Tickets packages are available online, over the phone at (920) 733-4152 or (800) WI-TIMBER, and in person. Individual game tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now! Groups of 20 or more may order tickets over the phone or in person. The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays.

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

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