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Express Announce Fun-Filled 2017 Promotional Schedule

Eau Claire, Wis.- With the thirteenth season of Express baseball just over a month away, the team announced today its promotional schedule highlights for the 2017 season.  Firework Fridays will return this year each Friday night with a total of five Friday shows spread out throughout the summer. A few returning promotions include the Dueling Duo Piano Show making an appearance at the park for the third consecutive year and a Pre-planned Funeral Giveaway.  New promotional items for 2017 include an Express Youth Jersey Giveaway and the ZOOperstars making an appearance at Carson Park.  Here is a YouTube video of the inflatable entertainment act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbTGAtRa96Q

All the fun begins with the home opener on Saturday June 3rd with a 7:05pm first pitch.  The night is packed full of entertainment starting at 5:30pm on the front plaza with the band Schuh Fly performing.  Other family activities prior to the game include bobblehead ring toss, face painting, bean bag toss, and much more.  The night finishes off with a fireworks show. 

Five of the biggest promotional nights of the year will be highlighted in the popular 5-Game Pack that includes a grandstand or general admission ticket and all you can eat food/drink at each of the five nights for only $50.  Food and beverage service begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch in a private buffet line on the 1st base side and runs for 90 minutes.  The dates of the 5-Game Pack are predetermined, but fans can exchange their tickets for any other game as long as this is done 24 hours in advance.  Leading off the 5-Game Pack will be the first Fireworks Friday show of the summer on June 9th.  Bucket Ruckus will be performing before and during the game.  A promotional video for this group can be found here:  http://www.bucketruckus.com/  The second game of the 5-Game Pack is Saturday June 24th and will feature a youth Express jersey giveaway at the gates.   This night is the return of Princess Night at the ballpark with the appearance of several famous princesses.  The princesses will be available for photos and autographs during the game. The next game in the pack is Tuesday, July 4th and will feature a postgame fireworks show.  Friday July 21st is a preplanned funeral giveaway, as well as, another postgame fireworks show.  Rounding out the 5-Game Pack will be an appearance by the famous ZOOperstars entertaining fans between innings.  The night will wrap up with the final postgame fireworks show of the summer.   5-Game Packs are still available for purchase online, by calling (715)839-7788, or by stopping down to the Express office at 102 E Grand Ave.

Day of the Week Promotions

Monday: Massage Monday courtesy of Paradise Massage.  Fans can receive massages while watching the game.

Tuesday: Postgame player autographs and kids run the bases.

Wednesday: $1 small domestic beer/soda for the first three innings.  $4 wine courtesy of Infinity Beverages all game long.

Thursday: Thirsty Thursday $2 16oz beer and 24 oz soda. 

Friday: Postgame fireworks and exit coupon from Brickhouse Pub & Grub.

Saturday: Exit coupon courtesy of Sport Clips

Sunday: $1 hot dogs courtesy of Ballpark and $1 ice cream scoops courtesy of Kemps.

Special theme nights have been added to entertain fans of all ages.  This year will feature 80’s night, Trax’s Birthday Bash, 2nd Anniversary Party for Trax and Trix, Princess Night, and Star Wars Night with the appearance of characters from the movies!  Dates and sponsors of all secured promotions are listed below.  Dates and promotions are all subject to change at any time.

 

Date

Time

Promotion

Sponsor(s)

June 3rd

7:05pm

Postgame Fireworks

Mayo Clinic Health System

June 4th

5:05pm

Faith Night

Regis Catholic Schools

June 9th

7:05pm

Bucket Ruckus and Postgame Fireworks

TBD

June 11th

5:05pm

TBD

Satellite Six

June 16th

7:05pm

Postgame Fireworks

Marshfield Clinic

June 19th

6:35pm

Drawstring Bag Giveaway

Charter Bank

June 22nd

6:35pm

Express T-shirt Giveaway

Career Development Center

June 24th

6:35pm

Express Youth Jersey Giveaway

TBD

June 27th

6:35pm

Foam Finger Giveaway

Merrick Hand Surgery

July 4th

6:05pm

Postgame Fireworks

TBD

 

July 10th

6:35pm

Turn Back the Clock Night with throwback Eau Claire Bears Hat Giveaway

Royal Credit Union

July 11th

6:35pm

TBD

 Novo Nordisk

July 12th

6:35pm

TBD

Eau Claire Y

July 21st

7:05pm

Funeral Giveaway and Postgame Fireworks

Evergreen Funeral Home  

July 26th

1:05pm

Free Admission to all kids (K-12th grade)

Marshfield Clinic

July 27th

6:35pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters Night

EO Johnson Business Technologies

July 28th

7:05pm

Postgame Fireworks

Time Federal Savings Bank

July 29th

6:35pm

Dueling Piano Show

TBD

August 4th

7:05pm

ZOOperstars and Postgame Fireworks

Thrivent Financial

 

The Express begin season number 13 in the Northwoods League on May 30 as they travel to Bismarck, N.D. for the inaugural series for the Bismarck Larks. They continue to Willmar to take on the Stingers for a two-game set before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Saturday, June 3 versus the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch of the home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed by a fireworks show. Purchase your 5-Game Packs, including a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage, online by clicking here or by contacting the Express office at 715-839-7788 or 102 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Eau Claire. Single-game tickets go on sale May 1 at 9am. Please note that certain seating areas for select games will not be available until a later date due to ticket package commitments

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.