Slammers announce new 2018 partnerships

The Joliet Slammers have announced their new lineup of weekday promotions and theme nights for the 2018 season.

Opening day at Joliet Route 66 Stadium is set for Tuesday, May 15 and is a $2 Tuesday with reserved seats starting at just $2.

Returning weekday promotions include $2 Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Fireworks Fridays (along with three Saturday shows), and Family Sundays with full team autographs. Thirsty Thursdays presented by Bud Light feature $2 Bud, Bud Light, and $2 beverages from the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group – the Slammers new soda partner. In addition, fans can enjoy specialty cocktails of the Beam Suntory portfolio and even Ole Smoky moonshine at the brand new Ole Smoky Shine Shack along the third baseline.

The month of May features two educational days beginning at 10 a.m. on both Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. Fans can spend Memorial Day weekend with the Slammers with games May 26, 27, and 28. The Slammers will host a family campout following the game on Saturday, May 26. Families have the opportunity to pitch a tent on the all new artificial turf and take in a post-game movie on the video board. Tickets are $15 per person and include a game ticket, a ticket to the family sleepover with late night snacks, and breakfast in the morning.

In addition, the Slammers host their first Pet Day of the season on Sunday, May 27 followed by Teacher Appreciation Night and another $2 Tuesday on Tuesday, May 29.

Rolling into June, the Slammers are bringing back fan favorites such as Princess Night on Friday, June 16 which includes princess characters provided by Magic, Music and More and post-game fireworks.

Star Wars night is set for Saturday, June 16 which will feature a pre-game softball game between Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers versus the Rebel Alliance. Costume characters will be at the stadium throughout the game and fans can catch post-game fireworks.

The Slammers will play a 1 p.m. game on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17. Fans will have the opportunity to run the bases following the game and play catch on field.

The Slammers kick-off July with a big Independence Day Celebration July 3-4. Fireworks are planned for both Tuesday, July 3, along with $2 Tickets, and for July 4. The Slammers will also host a community BBQ picnic on July 4 – no group is needed to reserve a ticket to the left field all-you-can-eat buffet. For more details on the menu and ticket prices visit www.jolietslammers.com. Military night will be held on Thursday, July 5. Tickets are free to active military and veterans.

Superhero Night is planned for Friday, July 27. In addition to superhero characters at the game, the night will honor real life superheroes, including Military, Police, Fire, and EMS. The night will begin with a pre-game charity softball game between the Joliet Police Department and Joliet Fire Department. Five dollars from every ten dollar ticket sold using the code “SEALS” online at www.jolietslammers.com will go back to Easter Seals Joliet Region. The night will also feature post-game fireworks. The second Princess Night of the season will be held on Saturday, July 28 with post-game fireworks.

August touts Dental Appreciation Night on Tuesday, August 7, Harry Potter Night on Friday, August 17, and the Slammers annual Boy Scout Sleepover on Saturday, August 18. The Slammers final regular season home stand features Halloween Night on Friday, August 31, Military Night on Saturday, September 1, and Fan Appreciation on Sunday, September 2.

Group tickets and ticket plans (including full season, half season, fireworks packages, and grass passes) are all now on sale. Individual game tickets will go on sale in April. For more information, visit jolietslammers.com or call the Box Office at (815) 722-2287.