BISMARCK, ND – The wait is nearly over Larks fans. The inaugural season for the Bismarck Larks will commence in exactly one week from today.
The team will take on the Eau Claire Express at their home ballpark on Tuesday, May 30th with the first pitch scheduled at 7:35 p.m. The Larks will be led by Field Manager Sean Repay, along with Hitting Coaches Brandon Nelson and Ryan Snyder, and Pitching Coach Karsten Whitson.
The Opening Night opponent features an Express team that finished 3rd in the Northwoods North Division at 45-27 last season. Even more success followed the team’s regular season efforts when the Express finished as runner ups to the Wisconsin Rapid Rafters in the Northwoods Championship Series.
Notable alumnus from the Eau Claire Express are Los Angeles Angels OF Kole Calhoun and Detroit Tigers P Jordan Zimmerman.
Opening Night Promotions
The first of many promotions throughout the 2017 season for the Larks is the KYFR Opening Night & Post-Game Firework Show. You’ll want to make sure that you stay after the final out of the ballgame to see the Bismarck sky lit up. The National Anthem will also be performed by former Medora Musical host and the “Queen of the West” Emily Walter.
The promotions don’t stop there on Opening Night. There will be a Magnet Schedule Giveaway so all fans can stay updated when the Larks on are on the road and at home.
If you are apart of the Plan A, Sheels 7-Pack Holder package, opening night is your night because their will be a Jersey Giveaway especially for you. Please make sure to claim your jersey at the ballpark so you can spread the Larks fever around town.
Opening Night Fundraiser
When the Larks take on the Express in their first ever game it’ll also be Junior Achievement Fundraiser Night. Opening Night kicks off one of our several fundraiser nights throughout the inaugural 2017 season.
Purchase tickets online for $15 using promo code JAUM to receive your ticket, a Larks hat, and $4 dollars will go back to Junior Achievement. Click the link to participate: JAUM Fundraiser Night.
More information on the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. here.
Opening Week Promotions
The promotions don’t quit after Opening Night. The Larks are committed to entertaining our fans ALL season because in the end … FUN makes a difference.
Wednesday, May 31st vs. Eau Claire
Vallely Sport and Marine presents Game Night.
Thursday, June 1st vs. Thunder Bay
Hollevoet Orthodontics presents Reading Program Day. Local students who achieved the “Home Run” level in the Larks Reading Program receive a complimentary ticket and select prizes.
Sheels 7-Pack Holder (Plan C) Jersey Giveaway.
Friday, June 2nd vs. Thunder Bay
Magnet Schedule Giveaway & 1st Bud Light Collectors Cup Giveaway (First 500 fans 21+).
Sanford Health Home Run for Life.
Sheels 7-Pack Holder (Plan B) Jersey Giveaway.
Monday, June 5th vs. La Crosse
United Printing presents Game Night.
Tuesday, June 6th vs La Crosse
Edgewood Vista presents Silver Slugger Day. Fans 55+ receive exclusive benefits throughout the game.
Click here for the link to the promotional schedule on the Larks official website: Larks 2017 Promotional Schedule.
The home of the Larks, Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field at the Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, is more than ready for its fans. The ballpark is plastered with Larks paraphernalia and signage at every turn.
The stadium features 5 all-inclusive sections including:
The sections also available at the ballpark are the YMCA Family Fun Zone, the Box Seats, and the Bleacher Seats.
Click here to buy your tickets to make sure you apart of the FUN all season long: larkstickets.com.
The Bismarck Larks 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, more than 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 (CWS), 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.larksbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Larks as your favorite team.