BISMARCK, ND The wait is over fans, baseball is back in Bismarck.

Tonight is Opening Night of the Inaugural Season of Bismarck Larks baseball.  The Larks will take the field at 7:35 p.m. at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, Home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, to kick off their season against the Eau Claire Express.  

Led by Field Manager Sean Repay from Lakeland University (Wisconsin), the Larks are ready to bring the excitement of America’s pastime back to the capital city.  Tonight’s game is loaded with promotions, giveaways, and lots of FUN!


The season is full of enticing promotions, but the first one is KFYR Opening Night and Post-Game Fireworks Show.  Stick around after the final out and help us celebrate a successful Opening Night with fireworks lighting up the Bismark night sky.  Before the game, the National Anthem will be sung by former Medora Musical host and the “Queen of the West” Emily Walter.  

Fireworks aren’t the only Opening Night promotion.  There will be a Magnet Schedule Giveaway so fans can stay updated when the Larks are on the road and at home.  

For Scheels 7-Pack Holders with the Plan A package, Opening Night features a Jersey Giveaway especially for you. Make sure to claim your jersey so you can spread Larks fever around town.  

The first week of Larks baseball is packed with promotions. Visit the team webpage for the entire 2017 Promotional Schedule.   


Larks Opening Night will be Junior Achievement Fundraiser Night, the first of several fundraiser nights scheduled for the inaugural 2017 season.   


For months, the Larks staff has been working hard to get Bismarck Municipal Ballpark ready for Opening Night.  Every inch of “The Nest” is decorated in Larks black and gold signage.  

The stadium features these five all-inclusive sections:

  • Scheels 7-Pack Pavillion

  • American Bank Center Home Plate Club

  • American bank Center Suite Seats

  • Dugout Club

  • Tailgate Area

Other sections of the ballpark include the YMCA Family Fun Zone, the Box Seats, and the Bleacher Seats.  

Come out to support your Bismarck Larks tonight, May 30th, when they take on the Eau Claire Express on Opening Night! 

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The Bismarck Larks are apart of the proven leader in the development of 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 170 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 website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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