The Tulsa Drillers announced today a very exciting promotional schedule for the 2019 season. Fans will have a lot to look forward to as the team has a complete schedule of Fireworks Shows, popular promotional giveaways and fun theme nights planned for this exciting season.
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The seven-game opening homestand is going to be a Golden Championship Celebration, as the Drillers will celebrate their 2018 Texas League Championship. Following the annual pre-game Opening Night Parade on Thursday, April 4, the Drillers will raise the 2018 Texas League Championship banner at ONEOK Field. The first 5,000 fans through the gates on Opening Night will also receive a Rally Towel designed just like the banner.
The Golden Championship Celebration will continue on Friday, April 5 when the players will receive their championship rings before the game. The night will conclude with a Championship Fireworks Show. On Saturday, April 6, fans will have a chance to receive their own championship ring as the first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a replica 2018 Championship Ring.
Throughout the entire opening homestand, the Drillers will be wearing special gold jerseys and hats to celebrate the team's first championship in 20 years.
On Thursday, May 16, we will honor a former Drillers player and Rookie of the Year candidate who is currently making an impact with the Los Angeles Dodgers with Walker Buehler Go-Green Jerseys for the first 1,000 fans through the gates. The Drillers will also be wearing their special Go-Green Jerseys on this date.
The annual Faith and Family Night will return on Friday, May 17 when fans will be able to enjoy post-game fireworks followed by a free concert from Christian pop artist Austin French. The Georgia native will perform hit Christian songs, including "Freedom Hymn" which has over 6.7 million views on YouTube.
Fans will not want to miss the game on Thursday, May 23. A special guest will be at ONEOK Field who will be featured as a top-secret, mystery bobblehead for the first 1,000 fans through the gates.
In a celebration of the great city of Tulsa, "918 Nights" will make their return to ONEOK Field on June 6-9 after being very popular last season. The series will include some very special promotions, and of course, the Drillers will wear their 918 jerseys.
On Thursday, June 20, the Drillers will be giving out another unique bobblehead to the first 1,000 fans. This one will feature the Drillers biggest fan and mascot Hornsby dressed as a sheriff to pay homage to a special movie release.
Just a couple nights later, on Saturday, June 22, the 8th annual Mickey Mantle Night will again honor the iconic, Oklahoma-born Hall-of-Famer. The first 2,000 fans will receive special rings commemorating Mantle's 536 career home runs. The Mick's sons, David and Danny Mantle, will also be at ONEOK Field to sign autographs and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
On Tuesday, June 25, ONEOK Field will host the 83rd Texas League All-Star Game. The City of Tulsa will get to showcase future major league stars as the game will pit the South Division All-Stars against the North Division All-Stars. The event will also feature players displaying their power, as they will crush baseballs on and past the grass berms in the pre-game River Spirit Casino Resort Home Run Derby. Tickets for the Harsco 2019 Texas League All-Star Game are available now, and can be purchased by clicking HERE.
July will feature special back-to-back-to-back Fireworks Shows July 4-6 to celebrate our nation's independence. On Thursday, July 18, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Drillers watch, and on Sunday, July 21 it will be Christmas in July at ONEOK Field.
August is highlighted with many great promotions including Hispanic Heritage Nights featuring the Drillers playing as Los Petroleros on August 1-2. Oklahoma City Thunder Night and giveaway will highlight Saturday, August 24.
The season will also feature a number of ongoing, weekly promotions to help get fans through their work weeks. Mega Money Mondays give fans a chance to win cold, hard cash. In the past, the Drillers have given away $10,000 with this promotion.
The very popular $2 Tuesdays returns as nine Tuesday home games will feature $2 lawn tickets along with $2 concession items such as hot dogs, boxes of popcorn, cotton candy and 21 oz. soft drinks.
Our six Wednesday night games will continue to be Bark in the Park nights where fans can bring their canine best friends with them to ONEOK Field.
Thirsty Thursday will make its return in 2019 and will feature $2 domestic beer and soda, and $4 craft beers. Many Thursday games will also feature a premium giveaway item.
Every Friday night game and select Saturday night games will feature post-game fireworks. There will be a total of 20 fireworks shows this season.
Finally, young fans will not be forgotten as the popular Kids Eat Free Souvenir Sundays promotions return for most Sunday games throughout the season.
The Drillers will open the 2019 season on Thursday, April 4 against the Arkansas Travelers. Single game tickets for the opening seven-game homestand are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking HERE.
Season membership plans and group tickets are currently available to purchase online at TulsaDrillers.com, or by calling (918) 744-5901.
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