The West Michigan Whitecaps have unveiled their promotional schedule for the 2020 season at Fifth Third Ballpark. Returning promotions include fan favorites such as Star Wars Night on May 30th, Princess Night on June 12th, Nick Jr. Night featuring PAW Patrol on July 10th, and the return of the popular
The West Michigan Whitecaps have unveiled their promotional schedule for the 2020 season at Fifth Third Ballpark.
Returning promotions include fan favorites such as Star Wars Night on May 30th, Princess Night on June 12th, Nick Jr. Night featuring PAW Patrol on July 10th, and the return of the popular Beer City Bung Hammers on August 1st.
"This year marks 27 seasons of Whitecaps baseball," said Ben Love, promotions and entertainment manager for the Whitecaps. "The bar is set high to add bigger and better experiential fun to the Whitecaps experience each season. It's going to be a great summer."
The team also looks forward to a bevy of new promo nights for 2020. On May 26th, they'll be honoring Women in Sports, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Grand Rapids Chicks. July 5th world record holder David "The Bullet" Smith, better known as the Human Cannonball, will return to Fifth Third Ballpark for a post-game blastoff!
On July 11th, they'll welcome WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan to Fifth Third Ballpark on Pro Wrestling Night. And they plan on turning their Meijer Hometown Playground into a mini water park for a rare noon game on July 1st, dubbed "Super Splash Day."
The holidays will no longer be relegated to the off-season, as the Whitecaps celebrate Christmas in July on July 25th and Halloween Night on July 31st, to go along with their 4th of July Bash. Kids from Helen DeVos Children's Hospital will once again take over the ballpark on their annual Kids Can Conquer Night, happening on August 25th. And there promises to be a special, secret promotional night happening on Saturday August 22nd.
The Whitecaps will become Las Calaveras de West Michigan as part of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión for 3 dates this season: May 5th, July 26th, and August 15th. And they'll be welcoming pooches into the park on two occasions: July 12th featuring Corgi Races sponsored by Bissel, and August 26th in honor of National Dog Day.
Thrifty Thursdays will be returning with $2 beer, hot dogs, and Pepsi products. And Saturday nights will be capped off with Family Fare Fireworks displays.
Friday Nights will once again be for the kids with 'FANomenal Fridays' presented by Michigan Student Aid. These nights feature a "Kids Happy Hour" from 5:45-6:45 offering half off hot dogs
& 16 oz. sodas, free play on the inflatables, plus a kids-themed giveaway. In addition to Princess Night and Nick Jr. Night ft. PAW Patrol, their FANomenal Fridays will include Scooby Doo Night (May 8th), Trolls Night (May 22nd), Harry Potter Night (July 24th), and Hero Night (August 21st).
Sundays will be Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Days, where the first 1,000 kids (12 and under) eat free (a hot dog, chips and a drink). They also offer the opportunity for player autographs and to play catch on the field pre-game, while kids run the bases after the game courtesy of Milk Means More.
Individual game tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 25th. Their Safeco 4Topps tables go on sale Tuesday, February 18th.
2020 Promotional Schedule:
April 9: Opening Night - Whitecaps Beanie giveaway presented by Fifth Third Bank
April 10: Fish Fry Friday
April 20: Monday Night Munchie Mania - All munchies $1
April 23: Salute to the Groutfit
April 24: Fish Fry Friday
May 5: Las Calaveras de West Michigan Game #1
May 7: Yooper Night
May 8: Scooby Doo Night - Eugenio Suárez Bobbleheads presented by Milk Means More
May 22: Trolls Night
May 26: Women in Sports Night: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Grand Rapids Chicks
May 29: Minions Night
May 30: Star Wars Night
June 12: Princess Night - Princess Wand Giveaway presented by J&H Family Stores
June 30: Dime Dog Night
July 1: Super Splash Day
July 4: 4th of July Bash
July 10: Nick Jr. Night ft. PAW Patrol
July 11: Pro Wrestling Night ft. WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan
July 12: Dog Day #1 ft. Corgi Races sponsored by Bissel
July 24: Harry Potter Night
July 25: Christmas in July
July 26: Las Calaveras de West Michigan Game #2
July 31: Halloween Night at the Park
August 1: Beer City Bung Hammers Night - presented by Founders Brewing Co.
August 14: Pajama Party
August 15: Las Calaveras de West Michigan Game #3
August 21: Hero Night
August 22: Special Promotion to be announced later this season.
August 25: Kids Can Conquer
August 26: Dog Day #2
August 27: The Office Night
September 3: Season finale w/ Family Fare Fireworks.
Please Note: additional promos will be announced throughout the year and all are subject to change.