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Fresno Grizzlies open season with variety of promotions

The home opener at Chukchansi Park of the 2018 Fresno Grizzlies season was Tuesday and the team is home through April 16.
The home opener at Chukchansi Park of the 2018 Fresno Grizzlies season was Tuesday and the team is home through April 16. Fresno Grizzlies

The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the World Champion Houston Astros, opened its home season on Tuesday and will be at home through April 16.

Here is a preview of some upcoming Grizzlie promotions:

Thursday, April 12 (7:05 p.m.) – Throwback Thursday: Special Fresno Grizzlies throwback merchandise will be available in the team store during each Thursday home game: Limited runs of throwback merchandise available - can only be purchased at the ballpark. Thursday Happy Hour Special: The best food deal in Triple-A is back for 2018 - At every Thursday home game from gates open (6 p.m.) to first pitch, fans can order a burger, fries and a 12-ounce beer or soda for just $5.

Friday, April 13 (7:05 p.m.) – My Job Depends on Ag Night/Friday Night Fireworks: The first Friday night fireworks spectacular will be post-game. It’s also Chrtistian Fellowship Night sponsored by Spirit 88.9 and 100.1, featuring a post-game concert by Ryan Stevenson, following the fireworks. Farm grown Fridays: The full farmer’s market on the concourse is back for the 2018 season.

Saturday, April 14 (7:05 p.m.) – NASA Night, presented by Brightwood College: A promotional first, with the inaugural “NASA Night” at Chukchansi Park. Fans will be able to enjoy live demos of Moon and Mars portals/simulators, an "Ask a Scientist" booth on the concourse during the game. It’s also the first "Bark the Park" game of the season, where one well-mannered four-legged friend will be admitted free for each ticket purchased. (Signing a waiver may be required.). It will also be Strike Out Autism Night, a partnership with Focused Behavioral Services @ Fresno State.

Sunday, April 15 (1:05 p.m.) – Save Mart Sundays: Fans should bring their Save Mart receipt to the ticket office to receive $5 off each ticket in their purchase (limit eight tickets). A pre-game autograph session will feature two Grizzlies players, Kids Run the Bases post-game, and an appearance by Curious George. presented by Valley PBS.

Monday, April 16 (11:05 a.m.) – Monday Madness, presented by The Fresno Bee: The best ticket deal in Minor League Baseball is back. Fans can take advantage of two reserved tickets, two hot dogs, two sodas, two Fresno Chaffee Zoo vouchers and two Pieology pizza or salad vouchers, all for just $25. Making the Grade: In partnership with Fresno County Department of Public Health, Tobacco Prevention Program, the Grizzlies will welcome nearly 10,000 kids to the game for free as a reward for a job well-done this school year.

Wear The Bear Wednesday: Stock-up on fresh Fresno Grizzlies and Fresno Tacos gear for the season - Fans will enjoy an automatic 25% off their in-game purchase in the Fresno Grizzlies Team Store that night. Keep an eye out for special in-stadium only deals on food, tickets and merchandise during every Wednesday this season.

About the Fresno Grizzlies

The Grizzlies are a member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League, and one of 30 clubs in the world playing the highest level of Minor League Baseball, and plays at 12,500-seat Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno. ,

The Grizzlies will enter the 2018 season – their 21st in Fresno – on the momentum of three consecutive winning seasons, including a PCL and National Championship in 2015.

For information on 2018 Fresno Grizzlies season ticket and mini-plans, fans should call the Grizzlies’ ticket office at (559) 320-4487 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to www.fresnogrizzlies.com.

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