The Frisco RoughRiders are starting the 2017 season on a homestand. This Double-A affiliate to the Texas Rangers will have six-straight home games, and each planned to truly please the fans! Opening Day will be April 6, and fans can head to Dr. Pepper Park in Frisco, Texas to start taking on the excitement!
The Thursday season opener will start with a matchup against the Springfield Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals affiliate will face off with the RoughRiders beginning at 7:05 pm Central Time.
Fans who head to the game will receive schedule magnets (for the first 2,000 fans). In addition, there will be the Thirsty Thursday promotion ($1 domestic draft beers, $2 craft and import beers, and $1 Dr. Pepper products from 6-8pm). During the game, Jugglin’ Josh Horton will be providing entertainment. Afterward, fans are welcome on the field for a post-game fireworks show.
When the gates open at 6:00 pm, fans can head on over to the Choctaw Lazy River. This addition to Dr. Pepper Park was rated as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season, by Ballpark Digest. So, floating in the water, watching baseball, and an all-you-can-eat menu with brats, hot dogs, peanuts, chips and Dr. Pepper products. That’s what fans can get with the $39 Opening Day Lazy River Pool Party ticket package.[Blake]
Single-game tickets for Opening Day, along with the Texas League All-Star on June 27 and the rest of the 70-game regular season schedule, are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office. Additionally, season tickets and other special ticket packages are also on sale now.
Straight from RidersBaseball.com:
“The season-opening homestand (April 6-11) also features Frisco ISD Night (4/7), Girl Scout Night (4/8), 2017 Riders Season T-shirt for first 1,500 fans (4/8), 2017 Schedule Poster for first 2,000 fans (4/9) and Education Day (4/11).
An exciting series of giveaways and theme nights follow throughout the season, in addition to promotions every day of the week. Bobbleheads immortalizing Texas Rangers favorites Yu Darvish and Nomar Mazara, and Riders’ “Ambassador of Fun” Michael Gruber, top the bill of fan freebies. Celebrities descend on Dr Pepper Ballpark as part of Retro Game Show Night, Tribute to Gilligan’s Island Night, 90’s Nite and Tribute to Grease Night.”
Be sure to catch some great baseball action, with the Frisco RoughRiders battling the Springfield Cardinals. Gates open at 6:00 pm, and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.