IronPigs 2015 Promo Schedule Released!

We’ll have details, observations, and reaction yet to come.  But, here’s the first look, courtesy of the IronPigs Media Relations Department:

IRONPIGS OFFICIAL NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2015

 

IRONPIGS UNVEIL PRELIMINARY 2015 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

(Allentown, Pa.) – Commemorative bobbleheads of Charlie Manuel, Maikel Franco and Kenny Giles, the introduction of “T-Shirt Tuesdays” and the return of the popular Friday Night Fireworks series highlight the IronPigs 2015 preliminary promotional schedule. Single-game tickets for the 2015 season presented by Capital BlueCross are available beginning on Saturday, Mar. 7, at 9 a.m. during the club’s annual National Pig Day celebration at Coca-Cola Park.

The IronPigs home opener is tabbed for Thursday, April 9, at 7:05 p.m. against the Pawtucket Red Sox and the first 3,000 fans 18 and older in attendance will receive an Opening Night Baseball Cap presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications.

The Friday Night Fireworks series originates on Friday, April 10 and continues during each and every IronPigs Friday home game during the 2015 season at Coca-Cola Park and includes the highly-anticipated 3-D Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 3, to celebrate our nation’s Independence. In addition to the Friday Night Fireworks series, there are a handful of other fireworks shows planned throughout the season, bringing the grand-total of shows to 16.

The first bobblehead giveaway of the season – commemorating Maikel Franco hitting for the cycle on Aug. 23, 2014, against the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Park – is slated for Saturday, April 11. This highly-unique bobblehead depicts Franco riding a unicycle to symbolize this historic moment in franchise history. Just two days later on Monday, April 13, the IronPigs will honor the winningest manager in Phillies history, Charlie Manuel, with his very own bobblehead keepsake.

The final bobblehead giveaway of the season featuring Kenny “100 Miles” Giles will be awarded on Monday, May 11, and features an odometer on the base of the giveaway to recognize Giles’ hard-throwing achievements. The 24-year-old flamethrower struck out 64 batters in just 45.2 innings during his rookie season last year with the Phillies after starting the season in Double-A.

The debut of “T-Shirt Tuesdays” – the brand-new Tuesday night home game promotion in 2015 – makes its impactful debut with a commemorative Jackie Robinson T-shirt giveaway on Tuesday, April 14. Since 2011, Major League Baseball has annually recognized Robinson’s legacy of breaking baseball’s color barrier with “Jackie Robinson Day” on April 15. Every other Tuesday night home game next season will include a uniquely themed T-shirt giveaway as well.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Stemless Wine Glass giveaway on Sunday, May 10 and rejoice with Dad on Father’s Day and receive a Fedora Cap keepsake on Sunday, June 21. Friday Night Fireworks and an Umbrella giveaway on Friday, July 24. And “Christmas in July” returns on July 25 with a youth replica jersey shirt giveaway and a special Elf Themed Jersey Auction.

There are a number of promotions planned for families next year, including these great giveaways for the first 2,000 fans 17 and under:

  • A Youth Cap giveaway on Thursday, May 21 as part of Safety Patrol Night.
  • A Team Card Set giveaway on Thursday, June 4.
  • IronPigs Charities’ annual iRUNpigs 5K takes place prior to the Sunday, June 7 game and youngsters attending the game receive IronPigs athletic socks.
  • A Soccer Ball giveaway on Wednesday, June 17.
  • A Hambone “Piggy” Bank giveaway on Saturday, June 20.
  • An IronPigs Helmet Popcorn Bowl giveaway under on Sunday, June 28.
  • A Wiffle Ball & Bat Set on Sunday, Aug. 2.
  • An IronPigs’ Growth Chart giveaway on Friday, Aug. 14.

A number of popular items return to the giveaway calendar such as Magnet Schedules (April 12), Fleece Blankets (April 26), Caps (“USA”,June 6; “Real Tree” Camo, July 30; Bacon, Aug. 1), Picture Frames (Aug. 15), Wall Calendars (Sept. 5) and Foam Fingers as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Sept. 3. On-Field Photo Night returns on Wednesday, April 29, as does Team Photo & Autograph Session Night on Monday, June 29.

Other first-time giveaways include an Ice Cream Scoop (June 18), an IronPigs Hot & Cold Pack (July 9) and a Fan Vote Player T-Shirt (Sept. 6).

Of course, no promotional schedule would ever be whole without the world famous Phillie Phanatic who will once again entertain with a pair of appearances set for June 15 and July 26 at Coca-Cola Park.

Dog Days return with a record-breaking five “Bark in the Park” games on April 12, May 11, June 2, July 20 and August 26. Fans can purchase tickets for their four-legged companions for just $1 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting a local canine non-profit organization. Fans that are planning on bringing their canine must purchase a General Admission ticket and will have access to the Capital BlueCross Lawn seating area.

Finally, “Fourth on the Field”– a three-hour Independence Day carnival-like event featuring the largest fireworks display in Coca-Cola Park history returns on July 4. Please note that this event does not coincide with an IronPigs home game.

In addition to the daily promo calendar, Coca-Cola Park’s featured Weekly Promotions are listed below:

  • Sundays: Post-game “Kids Run the Bases” presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Tuesdays: “T-Shirt Tuesdays” (exclusions: July 21).
  • Wednesdays: Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays “Ladies Night” with opportunities for all women to win great prizes and take part in on-field promotions (exclusions: April 15 and May 13).
  • Thursdays: Pre-game Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $1 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts (exclusions: April 30).
  • Fridays:Friday Night Fireworks
  • Saturdays (beginning May 9): 90-minute post-game concert in the Bud Light Trough.

Single-game tickets for the 2015 season go on sale during the club’s annual National Pig Day festivities at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m. Single-game ticket prices will incur a $2 increase in 2015 – however, any purchase made in advance of the day of game remain at the same price as 2014. Single-game tickets can also be purchased at IronPigsBaseball.com or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) beginning at 1 p.m. on March 7.

Purchase a 2015 ticket plan and receive up to $144 of free Ballpark Credit on your ticket plan through June 19, 2015! That’s right, purchase any plan today and receive free Ballpark Credit as an added bonus in 2015. Ticket plans start at just $90 and provide the very best bang-for-your-buck. The more games in your plan, the more Ballpark Credit you’ll get this season. Call (610) 841-PIGS (7447), log-on to the brand-new IronPigsTix.com or visit Coca-Cola Park’s ticket office during normal business hours to purchase your mini plan or season ticket package today. The 2015 season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

The preliminary promotional schedule (subject to change) as well as group theme nights and Jersey auctions are listed below. Additionally, the IronPigs will continue to add and announce additional promotions prior to Opening Day.

  • 4/9 (7:05 p.m.) – Opening Night Caps, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 4/10 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks / Dance Team Night
  • 4/11 (6:35 p.m.) – “Maikel Cycle” Maikel Franco Bobbleheads (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 4/12 (1:35 p.m.) –  2015 Magnet Schedules, Miller Keystone Blood Center (First 5,000 fans) / Dog Day #1
  • 4/13 (7:05 p.m.) – Charlie Manuel Bobbleheads, St. Luke’s University Health Network (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 4/14 (7:05 p.m.) –  Jackie Robinson T-Shirt Tuesday (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Martial Arts Night
  • 4/15 (10:35 a.m.) – Education Day #1, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • 4/23 (7:05 p.m.) – Heroes Night / Cap Raffle
  • 4/24 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks, Giant Food Stores
  • 4/25 (6:35 p.m.) – Miracle League Jersey Auction, Majestic Athletic
  • 4/26 (1:35 p.m.) – Fleece Blankets, Capital BlueCross (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 4/28 (7:05 p.m.) – Hockey T-Shirt Tuesday (TBD) / Hockey Night
  • 4/29 (7:05 p.m.) – On-Field Photo Night / Wrestling Night
  • 4/30 (10:35 a.m.) – Education Day #2
  • 5/8 (7:05 p.m.) –  Friday Night Fireworks / Star Wars Night / Star Wars Jersey Auction
  • 5/9 (6:35 p.m.) – Fireworks
  • 5/10 (1:35 p.m.) – Mother’s Day, Stemless Wine Glasses (First 2,000 women 21 and older)
  • 5/11 (7:05 p.m.) – Kenny Giles 100 MPH Bobbleheads (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Dog Day #2
  • 5/12 (7:05 p.m.) – Irish T-Shirt Tuesday, Giant Food Stores (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Irish Heritage Night
  • 5/13 (10:35 a.m.) – Education Day #3, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • 5/21 (7:05 p.m.) – ’Pigs Youth Caps, AAA East Central (First 2,000 kids 17 and under) / Safety Patrol Night
  • 5/22 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks, Coors Light
  • 5/23 (6:35 p.m.) – Fireworks
  • 5/24 (1:35 p.m.) – Military Appreciation Night, Nacci Printing / Camouflage Jersey Auction
  • 6/2 (7:05 p.m.) – T-Shirt Tuesday (TBD) / Dog Day #3
  • 6/3 (7:05 p.m.) – Health Fair Night, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • 6/4 (7:05 p.m.) – IronPigs Baseball Card Sets (First 2,000 kids 17 and under) / Jewish Heritage Night, The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
  • 6/5 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks
  • 6/6 (6:35 p.m.) – IronPigs USA Caps, Nacci Printing (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 6/7 (1:35 p.m.) –  Athletic Socks (First 2,000 kids 17 and under)
  • 6/15 (7:05 p.m.) – Phillie Phanatic Appearance / Faith Night
  • 6/16 (7:05 p.m.) – T-Shirt Tuesday (TBD)
  • 6/17 (7:05 p.m.) – Soccer Balls (First 2,000 kids 17 and under) / Soccer Night
  • 6/18 (7:05 p.m.) – Ice Cream Scoops, Air Products (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 6/19 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks, PA Lottery / Boy Scout Sleepover / Superhero Night / Captain America Jersey Auction
  • 6/20 (6:35 p.m.) – Hambone Banks, Toyota (First 2,000 kids 17 and under)
  • 6/21 (1:35 p.m.) – Father’s Day, Fedora Caps (First 2,000 men 18 and older)
  • 6/26 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks, Coors Light
  • 6/27 (6:35 p.m.) – Fireworks, Coordinated Health
  • 6/28 (1:35 p.m.) – Helmet Popcorn Bowls (First 2,000 kids 17 and under)
  • 6/29 (7:05 p.m.) – Team Photo and Autograph Session, People First Federal Credit Union (First 5,000 fans)
  • 6/30 (7:05 p.m.) – T-Shirt Tuesday (TBD)
  • 7/2 (7:05 p.m.) – Fireworks, Coors Light
  • 7/3 (7:05 p.m.) – 3-D Fireworks Extravaganza, AT&T / Stars & Stripes Cap Raffle
  • 7/4* (NO GAME) – 2nd Annual “Fourth on the Field!” (6 PM) / Largest Fireworks Show in Coca-Cola Park History!
  • 7/7 (7:05 p.m.) – T- Shirt Tuesday, Reichel Funeral Home (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 7/9 (7:05 p.m.) – IronPigs Hot/Cold Packs, Lehigh Valley Health Network (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 7/20 (7:05 p.m.) – Dog Day #4
  • 7/21 (11:35 a.m.) – Camp Day
  • 7/23 (7:05 p.m.) – $1 Hot Dog Night, National Hot Dog Day
  • 7/24 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks / Umbrellas, The Morning Call (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Girl Scout Sleepover
  • 7/25 (6:35 p.m.) – Christmas in July / Youth Replica Jerseys, Coca-Cola (First 2,000 kids 17 and under) / Elf Jersey Auction
  • 7/26 (1:35 p.m.) – Phillie Phanatic Appearance
  • 7/30 (7:05 p.m.) – Real-Tree Camo Caps, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 7/31 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks, Coors Light / Boys Scout Sleepover
  • 8/1 (6:35 p.m.) – Bacon Adult Caps, East Stroudsburg University (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 8/2 (1:35 p.m.) – Wiffle Ball & Bat Set, UGI Utilities (First 2,000 kids 17 and under)
  • 8/14 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks / Growth Charts, Capital BlueCross (First 2,000 kids 17 and under)
  • 8/15 (6:35 p.m.) – Picture Frames, Coca-Cola (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 8/24 (7:05 p.m.) – 2016 Magnet Schedules, Sacred Heart Hospital (First 5,000 fans) / Field Hockey Night
  • 8/25 (7:05 p.m.) – Football T-Shirt Tuesday, A&B Lock & Safe (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Football & Cheer Night
  • 8/26 (7:05 p.m.) – Dog Day #5
  • 9/3 (7:05 p.m.) – Foam Fingers, Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley (First 3,000 adults 18 and older) / Prostate Cancer Awareness Night / Baby Blue Cap Raffle
  • 9/4 (7:05 p.m.) – Friday Night Fireworks
  • 9/5 (6:35 p.m.) – 2016 Wall Calendars, Nacci Printing (First 7,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 9/6 (1:35 p.m.) – Fan Vote T-Shirts, AT&T (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
  • 9/7 (1:35 p.m.) – Fan Appreciation Day / “Nine Innings of Winning!”

 

– #BaconUSA –

 

 

See you at the park,

@Kram209



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3 replies

  1. Not a bad list, and there are always additions and subtractions. I only wish they would have had a talking Charlie bobblehead similar to the Harry Kalas one from several years back. I’m anxious to see the Father’s Day fedora caps.

    • Yeah me too with the fedora. I’ll either wear that like crazy, or give it to someone else who will. I wonder if it will be available in at least two sizes? I’d suggest: Small/Regular and Kram/BigMelon.

      I would have loved the double-play bobble, though–it would have been really unique, and it would have been the perfect time to do it. Talking Charlie would have been cool, but from the rendering, it looks like they did a good job.

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