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Mallards 2016 First Pitch Event

Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards 2016 First Pitch Event was highlighted by the 7-Game Pack Promotional Schedule and ballpark improvements.

Fireworks

The Mallards will feature six different post-game fireworks shows that will dazzle and amaze all in attendance.  These shows will take place on June 3, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 3, and July 22.  The highlight of these shows will be on July 2nd and 3rd as part of the Independence Day weekend.  At the conclusion of the Mallards game those nights, there will be post-game concerts followed by the biggest and best fireworks shows yet!

Bobbleheads

Eight different bobblehead dates will be featured in 2016 including Dentistry for Madison: Dr. Jay Hazen Chris Farley Bobblehead (June 10), Zimbrick Honda Madison State Capitol Maynard (June 16), Balking Dead Maynard (June 30), Pepsi Double Decker Pizza Bus Maynard (July 14), Festival Foods Dancing Rick Bobblehead (July 17), Democratic vs. Republican Maynard Bobblelection, where fans have their choice of either a Democrat or Republican Maynard Bobblehead (July 30), Shoe Box Big Dog Bobblehead (August 4), and The Great Dane Throwback Maynard Bobblehead (August 9).

Entertainment

The friendly animal inflatables of the ZOOperstars will return to the Duck Pond three times this season on June 24, July 9, and August 10.  Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey will herd the cattle on the field on June 17, the Human Cannonball will once again fly across the infield on June 23, and the wacky antics of Rally Entertainment will have you laughing your feathers off on August 5. Fans can also enjoy a petting zoo at the three Mallards Sunday games on July 3, July 17, and July 31.

The Mallards also announced a variety of improvements around the ballpark, specifically in the following areas:

TDS Triple Play Club

New seats will be installed in the TDS Triple Play Club area for this summer.  The newly renovated space will be rearranged to create more common space for groups.  Additionally, it will feature better sightlines creating an overall better viewing experience for fans.

Tricor West Bend Club

The Tricor West Bend Club will now feature brand new high-top tables, creating the perfect social space for your next group outing.

Great Dane Duck Blind Club

The Mallards continue to recycle refurbished bleacher seats around the Duck Pond, creating a new look for the table tops in the Great Dane Duck Blind Club.

New Inflatable

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The Mallards are also very excited about a brand new 1,200 square foot inflatable sponsored by Meriter and Physicians Plus being added to our kids zone.  The new inflatable will include an obstacle course that leads directly into a bounce house!  This addition will make a fun compliment to the Inflatable Zipline that was added in 2015.

Pack A – Entertainment/Special Events

June 3rd – Budweiser Post-Game Fireworks

June 17th – Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey presented by The Payroll Company

June 30th – Balking Dead Maynard Bobblehead

July 9th – ZOOperstars

July 17th – Festival Foods Dancing Rick Bobblehead

July 29th – Kalahari Resort Indoor Theme Park Pass Giveaway; Hot Dog Appreciation Night

August 5th – Rally Entertainment Appearance

Pack B – Bobbleheads

June 10th – Dentistry for Madison: Dr. Jay Hazen Chris Farley Bobblehead

June 16th – Zimbrick Honda Madison State Capitol Maynard Bobblehead

June 24th – ZOOperstars

July 2nd – Pepsi Post-Game Fireworks

July 14th – Pepsi Double Decker Pizza Bus Maynard Bobblehead

July 31st – Madison Public Library Foundation Harry Potter Night

August 9th – The Great Dane Throwback Maynard Bobblehead

Pack C – Post-Game Show

June 11th – Zimbrick Honda Post-Game Fireworks

June 18th – LSM Post-Game Fireworks

June 23rd – Maple Leaf Landscaping Presents the Human Cannonball

July 3rd – U.S. Bank Post-Game Fireworks With Performance by The Ryan McGrath Band

July 22nd – Hy-Vee Post-Game Fireworks

July 30th – Democratic vs. Republican Maynard Bobblelection

August 10th – Fan Appreciation Night With ZOOperstars Appearance

The complete 2016 Promotional Schedule will be released prior to single-game tickets go on sale on April 30th.

The Mallards will host their home opener on Friday, June 3rd when they take on the new Northwoods League affiliate Rockford Rivets.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.  Single-game tickets for the 2016 season will go on sale at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 30th.

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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.MallardsBaseball.com