M-Braves Set To Open Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Pearl, MS – The Mississippi Braves begin the defense of their 2008 Southern League Championship with a five-game homestand against the Carolina Mudcats, the team the Braves beat for the title, at Trustmark Park April 9-13.

The Braves will celebrate the 2008 Southern League Championship during the opening homestand with giveaways every night. On Thursday, April 9th, the Braves will give out replicas of the M-Braves SL Championship rings and foam tomahawks to the first 3,000 fans and magnetic schedules to the first 5,000 fans through the gates. It’s also Thirsty Thursday where all 16 oz. fountain drinks and domestic draft beer are only $1. The night will be capped by an opening day Fireworks Extravaganza.

Friday April 10th will feature the Braves famous Friday Night Fireworks Extravaganza and the first 3,000 fans will receive a replica championship ring trophy.

On Saturday night, April 11th, the first 3,000 fans will receive a bronze championship mini plaque and everyone will get to see the Zooperstars perform throughout the game.

Sunday will be the Braves’ first day game and the first 1,500 fans will receive a free foam tomahawk. Sundays feature the Comcast Cable Kids Run the Bases promotion and the Braves’ Family Fest. Children 14 and under have the opportunity to run the bases just like their favorite M-Braves after the game. The Family Fest consists of four Dugout level seats, four hot dogs or hamburgers, four 16 oz. soft drinks, four bags of peanuts or cracker jacks, four M-Braves baseball caps, two game programs and free fun zone wristbands for children for only $52 (regular price would be $153, a savings of $101). Additional tickets with all of the extras may be purchased for $15 each. Family Fest tickets can be bought in advance or at the gate.

Monday’s day game will finish out the opening homestand of the 2009 season with Dollar Dog Monday, Military Monday, Church Bulletin Monday and Chevron Bonus Monday. In addition, the first 2,000 fans will receive a free foam tomahawk. Monday’s discounts include all regular hot dogs will be $1, Field level seats for any member of any US Military Division and their families will be only $2 with identification, Field level seats are half-price for families presenting church bulletins and tickets are buy-one-get-one-free when fans show their Chevron credit card.

For a complete list of M-Braves promotions, game times, etc., go to www.mississippibraves.com.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Trustmark Park ticket office, the Mississippi Coliseum, Be-Bop Records in Jackson and Vicksburg, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.mississippibraves.com or by phone at 601-932-8788. Fans can also call Ticketmaster to place their orders at 601-355-5252. There will be a $5 fee for all phone orders through the Braves ticket office.

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