COMSTOCK PARK, MI - We're all a bit tired of winter. Tired of the cold. Tired of the snow. Luckily, there is a cure for the winter blues - baseball!
Major League Spring Training started this week and here in West Michigan, the Whitecaps are getting ready for baseball season as tickets for all 2019 Whitecaps games will go on sale Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m.!
The Whitecaps' 26th season, and 23rd as a Tigers affiliate, begins on Saturday, April 6 against the South Bend Cubs at 4:00 p.m. The first 1,000 fans that day will receive a Franky the Swimmin' Pig knit hat courtesy of Fifth Third Bank.
Ticket prices are $17.00 for premium box seats, $15.00 for box seats, $13.50 for reserved seats and $9.00 for lawn seats. Tickets for the popular Safeco 4Topps tables went on sale last week and are currently available. Tables of four are $120 and come with wait service.
"It'll be great to welcome West Michigan into Fifth Third Ballpark for the 2019 season. April 6th is when Spring begins I'm ready for baseball," said new Whitecaps President Steve McCarthy. "I'm ready for the first pitch, the hot dogs, and for Lance Parrish and his Whitecaps to take the field"
The 2019 promotions schedule is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in Whitecaps history!
Family Fare Fireworks are scheduled for 20 games including all Wednesday and Saturday games from June to September as well as selected other dates. In addition, Dime Hot Dog are back for three days June 4, June 25 and on August 27.
Tigers Wednesdays return for an 11th season with appearances from former Detroit Tiger players every Wednesday beginning June 26 (five dates). The 2019 Tiger Wednesday line-up features Steve and Jason Grilli (June 26), Chet Lemon (July 10), Frank Catalanotto. (July 24), Brandon Inge (August 7) and '68 World Series Champ Wayne Comer (August 14). Each of those nights will include a Tigers giveaway item for the first 1,000 fans.
Back for a second season will be the Michigan Student Aid Fan-omenal Fridays. Every Friday, starting May 10, will be themed for kids and families. Promotions are: May 10 (Muppets Night), May 17 (Pokemon Night), June 14 (Princess Night), June 28 (Harry Potter Night), July 5 (Nickelodeon Night featuring Paw Patrol), July 12 (Hello Kitty Night), July 26 (My Little Pony Night), August 9 (Hero Night), and August 16 (Bob the Builder Night).
Other highly-anticipated dates on the 2019 schedule include:
- Armed Forces Night presented by Samaritas - Saturday, May 18
- Peanut Free Games Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29
- Margaritaville Night presented by Milk Means More- Saturday, June 15
- Tribute to the Negro Leagues presented by AAPR- Tuesday, June 25
- Star Wars Night present by Impact Powersports - Saturday, June 29
- Dog Day presented by Bissell - Sunday, July 28
- Chuck Norris Night presented by Meekhof Tire- Thursday, July 25
- U of M / MSU Rivalry Night - Thursday, August 8
- Kids Can Conquer Night presented by Fifth Third Bank - Tuesday, August 20
Tickets for all 2019 games can be purchased by visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com, by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131, or in person at the Fifth Third Ballpark administrative offices (4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park; follow the signs for Administrative Offices).
Discounted tickets for groups of 20 or more are on sale now, as are season ticket packages, including mini plans, partial season, flex books and full season plans. Complete ticket information, including season and group ticket prices and perks, as well as promotional schedule information and a PDF download of the 2019 schedule with game times, are available at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.