Wilmington, DE -- Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of last year' 25th season faux-throwback jerseys, the Wilmington Blue Rocks are unveiling a new 'fauxback' style uniform for the 2018 campaign. In an homage to the franchise's mid-90's threads, the Blue Rocks will wear royal blue jersey tops with the original royal blue and yellow caps during all Saturday games at Frawley Stadium, as well as select other dates.
The 2018 fauxback uniforms mimics the look of the Rocks' mid-90's alternate uniform as worn here by Carlos Beltran.
"Our fans absolutely loved the throwback uniforms we wore during our 25th season celebration last year," said Blue Rocks director of merchandising Jim Beck. "There was so much interest in the blend between the new logo and the old colors that we had to bring it back this season. But we also wanted to keep things fresh, so this royal blue top, which Carlos Beltran wore when he played at Frawley Stadium, was the perfect wrinkle."
The jerseys, which are customizable, are currently available for pre-order on the team's online Quarry Store. All orders must be placed by March 5 for delivery in mid-April.
Individual tickets for the 2018 season go on sale on Monday during the organization's annual Blue Monday Ticket Sales Extravaganza. Opening Day ticket prices will be set by the temperature at 8 a.m. on the morning of February 19. There will also be refreshments, prizes and discounts at the Quarry Team Store.
If the thermometer reads 25 degrees at 8 a.m. tickets for the Rocks' game on April 12 will be a paltry 25 cents (while supplies last throughout the Blue Monday Ticket Sales Extravaganza). On top of the rock bottom prices for the home opener, the Blue Rocks will distribute prize packs to fans every hour. Any fan who purchases tickets on Presidents' Day will receive a 20 percent off coupon at the Quarry Team Store. Plus complimentary food and drinks will be offered to all fans.
The Blue Rocks open their season on Thursday, April 5 at Potomac and start their home slate at Frawley Stadium on Thursday, April 12 versus the Lynchburg Hillcats. Season seats, mini plans and group packages for the 2018 season are on sale now at BlueRocks.com.
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