COMSTOCK PARK MI, - The West Michigan Whitecaps open their season in just 50 days, and on Tuesday, February 20th fans will have their first opportunity to purchase tickets for any game this season.
The commemorative season will be celebrated all season long starting off on Opening Day, Thursday, April 5th, with a special 25th season replica jersey given to the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of Fifth Third Bank.
Other 25th season promotions to note are: a championship ring series giveaway starting on Saturday, May 12 with a replica 1996 championship ring. Other replica ring giveaway dates are: Sunday, June 17 (1998 championship), Saturday, July 14 (2004 championship), Saturday, July 28 (2006 championship), Sunday, August 5 (2007 championship) and Saturday, September 1 (2015 championship). The team will also pay tribute to the first ten seasons of the franchise by wearing replica jerseys for four games this season.
In conjunction with the first day of ticket sales, the Whitecaps will be set up from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle. Free popcorn and hot chocolate will be available. Fans can also see how fast they can throw, kids can play in a bounce house and there will be a flair of ballpark music from a live organist. The first 50 fans that purchase tickets at Rosa parks circle will get a free 25th season tshirt!
The season will not only have promotions celebrating the 25th season but will feature the largest promotions schedule ever at Fifth Third Ballpark.
- Fans will want to take note of the new "FANomenal Fridays" presented by MI Student Aid." These start on Friday, May 11 and will feature a family friendly theme, an outside entertainer, and special activities throughout the game.
- The Tigers Wednesdays series kicks off Wednesday, June 6 with former Tigers player Cecil Fielder.
- Dime Dog Nights are back on three nights (July 2, July 31 and August 21)
- Other popular promotions scheduled are Sumo Wrestlers on June 7, Star Wars Night on June 30, Dog Day on July 1, the Human Cannonball on July 14, BirdZerk! on July 28, MSU / U of M Rivalry Night on August 16 and a Salute to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, August 25.
For a full list of promotions click here.
Safeco 4Topps, season and group tickets are currently on sale. Complete 2018 schedule and ticket information, including season and group ticket prices and perks, is available at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.
Click on this facebook link to see all of the events at Rosa Parks Circle.
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