The River City Rascals will begin the 2015 season with Opening Weekend celebrations, Friday May 15, through Sunday May 17. Rascals Opening Weekend is presented by Mercy. All three games will place the defending Frontier Leagu eWestern Division champion Rascals against divisional foes, the Normal Cornbelters. Fans are invited out to the ballpark to experience the start of the Rascals journey for the Frontier League Championship during Openeing Weekend 2015.
Friday May 15, all gates open at 5:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a Rascals magnet schedule. A Budwesier Clydesdale will be on site for photo opportunities for all fans in attendance. In addition, the ballpark will also feature a free kids area with inflatables and exciting new on-field entertainment.
Immediately following the game, fireworks will return to T. R. Hughes Ballpark, to celebrate not only the start of Rascals baseball but hopefully the first Rascals victory of the season. Saturday May 16, the Rascals will keep the excitement going with gates open at 5:35 p.m. Magnet schedules will once again be distributed to the first 1,000 fans and Ruffy’s pal Fredbird, will make a special appearance to meet and greet fans. A free kid’s area with inflatabiles will be open during the game and all fans in attendance will have a chance to win a 65-inch TV during the game.
To wrap up Opening Weekend, gates will open on Sunday May 17, at 3:05 p.m. Rascals t-shirts will be distributed to the first 500 fans, age 21 and over presented by Budweiser. Sunday is also the Rascals first kids club game of the year. The Vantage Credit Union Rascals Kids Club is free to all children ages 12 and under. Members receive free admission to every home game. a free sno-cone at each game, 10 percent off the Rascals birthday package, and more.
T. R. Hughes Ballpark will feature new concession items such as Turkey Legs, Steak Kabobs, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Hand Dipped Ice Cream and a new Bud Light Cabana Stand.
Rascals fans will also find new merchandise along with authentic team apparel exclusively in the Rascals team store.
Tickets are now on sale by visiting www.rivercityrascals.com or calling the box office at 636-240-2287. Season tickets and group catered outings are still available but space is limited for Opening Weekend, so fans are encouraged to book as soon as possible.