The Ultimate Fan Guide to the July 9-14 Homestand!

Welcome back IronBirds fans.  Your favorite team is back in town tonight and they are heating up.  The IronBirds have won four out of their last six games and even beat Brooklyn 18-2 on Saturday.  We have a huge homestand starting tonight and you will not want to miss out!

Wednesday, July 9th – It has been a week since the IronBirds have played a game at home so let’s welcome them back in style! The ‘Birds saw some big crowds in Brooklyn and Staten Island on this road trip so let’s show our team that we have the best fans in the league!

Vader vs. Vader

Vader vs. Vader

Thursday, July 10th – This night is the night that you all have been waiting for (or at least I have been!). On Thursday, the world famous Cowboy Monkey Rodeo comes to Aberdeen!  We encourage you to dust off your boots and put your cowboy hat on before you head out to Ripken Stadium.  We will have pony rides available by the Kids Zone for $3 as well that night. You will definitely will not want to miss this night.

Friday, July 11th – On Friday we will be hosting another one of our famous Fireworks shows!  Tickets are going fast. If you haven’t seen a fireworks show this year, make sure to come on out!

Saturday, July 12th – I hope you have your lightsaber ready because Saturday is Star Wars Night!  Come join Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and more of your Star Wars favorites.  There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the evening. At the end of the game we will have an epic lightsaber battle! To make Star Wars Night even more exciting,  we have rescheduled the fireworks from July 3rd to Saturday night.  This will be an extra long fireworks show as well!

Sunday, July 13th – Sunday is always a special day at Ripken Stadium as we raise awareness for Autism.  The players with be wearing special Autism Awareness Night jerseys that will be auctioned off.  The auction will actually begin tonight and run until Sunday at the end of the 7th inning.  The players will sign their jerseys at the end of the night.  We will even have  jerseys from Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken and BJ Surhoff available in the auction.  As always, we will also have $1 Hot Dogs and kids will be able to race the bases after the game.

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Monday, July 14th – We want to make sure we end the homestand with a bang.  On Monday we will be celebrating local fire departments at the stadium. In their honor, we will be giving away special Fire and EMT T-shirts to the first 873 fans through the gates.  You will want to make sure you are here early to get one of these commemorative  t-shirts.

 

 

We hope to see all of our fans out at the ballpark!

As always….Go IronBirds!

 

 

 

New Guest Act Coming to Ripken Stadium!

Welcome back IronBirds fans! Throughout the next few months, we are going to be taking a look at some of the promotional nights for the 2014 season.  We have some new theme nights and promotional groups coming out this year to make sure 2014 is the best season yet!  Today I am very excited to announce  a new theme night and guest act that will be at Ripken Stadium this summer.

On July 10th, we will be hosting our first Rodeo Night!  This will be similar to Western Nights in the past so we are going to encourage all our fans to dust off their cowboy boots and hats and wear them out to the stadium. 

Brad in cowboy hat

The most exciting part of Rodeo Night will be our guest act.  This guest act has never been to Ripken Stadium but has been touring the country for years. This is also the night I am personally most excited about.   This new guest act is……Cowboy Monkey Rodeo!

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo has performed for the Denver Broncos, the Indiana Pacers, the Cincinnati Bengals and over 30 minor league teams a year. Recently ESPN’s E:60 had a special on the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo.  The segment even featured clips of the “Ghost Rider” performing for our neighbors, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.   You can watch the clip below!

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8423867

Fans, make sure to mark your calendars for July 10th because I know everyone will

want to be out at Ripken Stadium to see this act.  Also, don’t forget to wear your Cowboy boots and your Cowboy hat! Yeehaw!

Don’t forget to keep sending in your questions for Mailbox Monday as well!  You can email them to us at blog@aberdeenironbirds.com. Check back Monday to see if yours is answered!

Until then… Go IronBirds!

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo