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Fresno Grizzlies 20th season to begin with a bang and a bounce

 

The first Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise’s 20th, is scheduled for Thursday through Monday, with five games against the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park ticket office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com.


Here is a preview of the week’s promotional schedule:


Thursday, April 6 – Opening Day, presented by The Fresno Bee. The Bear Flag Rebellion continues in #Growlifornia. The first 5,000 fans through the gate on Opening Day will get their own Growlifornia Republic Flag. Post-game fireworks will follow the action. Fans should be in their seats early as the Grizzlies honor some of the major figures and dignitaries responsible for bringing Triple-A baseball to Fresno, prior to the first game of the 20th anniversary season. Get a 12-ounce beer, burger and fries for just $5 every Thursday home game from when gates open (5:30 p.m.) to first pitch.


Friday, April 7 – Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Fresno Madera Farm Credit. The first Friday Night Fireworks show of the season will follow the action between the Grizzlies and Aces. Farm Grown Fridays: The popular farmer’s market prior to and during the game on the third base/left field concourse returns for each Friday home date in 2017, presented by Whole Foods Market.


Saturday, April 8 - Xpogo, extreme aerial pogo stick stunts. Fans will want to arrive to their seats early on Saturday, as the national act “Xpogo” will take to the Chukchansi Park field and air for the first time.  Xpogo, a group of extreme sports athletes who do high flying stunts on air-powered pogo sticks, will perform pre-game, and between four innings during the game.


Sunday, April 9 – Magnet schedule giveaway, presented by PG&E. The first 5,000 fans inside the stadium will receive a slick magnet schedule featuring some of the greatest players of the first 20 years of Fresno Grizzlies baseball. Enjoy the ingenuity of the Fresno Ideaworks Maker’s Faire on the Tulare Plaza presented by PG&E and The Fresno Bee, and it’s also the 10th annual Strike Out Autism night at Chukchansi Park. Save Mart Sundays: Bring your Save Mart receipt or show the Save Smart app at the box office to get $5 off each ticket (up to 8 tickets). Grizzlies players autograph session (pre-game) presented by Save Mart Supermarkets, Kids Run the Bases presented by Sun-Maid (post-game).


Monday, April 10 – The Return of Monday Madness, presented by The Fresno Bee. Two field level reserve tickets, two hot dogs, two sodas, two Fresno Chaffee Zoo vouchers and two Pieology pizza or salad vouchers, all for just $22. Only available for purchase at the Chukchansi Park ticket office. 

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