It’s time to brush up on the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” because the local professional baseball team - the Spokane Indians - opens home play tonight at Seafirst Stadium.
For the record:
The Indians play Class A baseball in the Northwest League against teams from Bellingham, Everett, Yakima, Boise, Eugene, Portland and Southern Oregon.
The first pitch is thrown at 7:05 p.m., except Sundays when the games start at 6:05 p.m. Games begin at 3:05 p.m., however, this Sunday and July 7 and 31.
All seats are reserved this year, including the benches in what was the general admission areas in left and right fields. Numbers have been painted on the benches, hence reserved bench seating, which will still be $3.50, $2.50 for kids and seniors and military personnel. Reserved box seats are $5.50 for everyone.
Tickets to all the games are available this year at G&B; outlets, by calling G&B; at 325-SEAT, and at the Indians box office at Seafirst Stadium or by calling 535-2922. There are no service charges on tickets purchased through the Indians’ office.
The Indians have a Birthday Club this year, which means young fans can have a birthday party at the baseball game. They get dessert and souvenirs for their guests, a present from the baseball club, a visit from Otto the mascot, and a serenade from thousands of fans at the game. To arrange a party, call 535-2922.
And, because the promotions are as much a part of the game as the home runs, here’s a schedule of promotions this season:
Tonight $10,000 Frisbee Toss
Saturday NAPA Autocare Olympics
Sunday Kid’s Opening Day and Otto’s birthday (base runaround following the game for kids)
Monday Coors Monday Night Baseball and Diamond Dig, and noting the 50th anniversary of the bus accident that killed 9 Spokane Indians
June 28 50-cent Feast and The Bleacher Brigade
June 29 Fireworks Night and The Bleacher Brigade
June 30 Let’s Make a Deal Night
July 5 Fireworks Night and Myron Noodleman
July 6 Bingo Night
July 7 Youth Baseball Day
July 8 Coors Monday Night Baseball and Diamond Dig
July 10 Sesame Street Night (Gordon appears)
July 11 Jersey Off the Players’ Back Night/Tremor the Mascot
July 16 Church Night and the Pastor Olympics
July 17 Between Inning Extravaganza
July 18 $100,000 Grand Slam and the Mariner Moose
July 25 Instant Vacation Night
July 26 50-cent Feast and the Gentleman Jugglers
July 27 The Famous Chicken
July 28 Darigold Night
July 29 Coors Monday Night Baseball and Diamond Dig
July 30 Military and Veterans Appreciation Night
July 31 Businessperson’s Special
Aug. 5 Coors Monday Night Baseball and Diamond Dig
Aug. 6 Project Share and Scout Night
Aug. 7 Baseball Hat Night and Birdzirk
Aug. 16 Nabisco Raining Money Night
Aug. 17 Sport the Zany Mascot/ Big Brothers & Sisters Night
Aug. 18 Fire Prevention with Smokey Bear/Conifer Tree Giveaway
Aug. 19 Coors Monday Night Baseball and Diamond Dig
Aug. 24 Bingo Night
Aug. 25 Baseball Card Night
Aug. 29 Team Photo Night/Sir Speedy Kazoo Band
Aug. 30 50-cent Feast Night
Aug. 31 The Blues Brothers
Sept. 1 Let’s Make a Deal Night
Sept. 4 Between-Inning Extravaganza
Sept. 5 Season Finale Fireworks Night
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