Calendar overloaded with family fun, food, and fireworks, as RailCats announce 2018 Schedule

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Published on April 25, 2018 with No Comments

The Gary SouthShore RailCats schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard. Single game tickets go on sale at 10 am on Monday, April 9. RailCats fans can enjoy nine giveaways, ten fireworks shows, and numerous special events.

Starting with Opening Dayon Friday, May 18, the RailCats will have ten explosive fireworks shows, including every Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Fridaygame. Get in the patriotic spirit with our Independence Day Fireworks Super Show on Wednesday, July 4and our Labor Day Fireworks Super Showon Sunday, September 2. Don’t miss out on a special SaturdayFireworks show on Saturday, August 18presented by GFS.

The RailCats will have four special Festival Dayspresented by Berey Bros.

• July 4 –4thof Juluau Pig Roast– An All-American pig roast featuring a whole roasted hog with a special performance by the Barefoot Hawaiianfire twirlers and hula dancers.

• July 21–R&R Jamaican Beach Party– Come chill with the vibe of the Caribbean and the flavors of the islands with the beach party featuring flavors from the all new full-service R&R Bar & Grill.

• August 18 –AmeriCANBeer Fest– Celebrate all things America with the first-of-its-kind All American beer fest. Celebrate and explore the depths of domestic beer; PBR, Icehouse, Miller Lite, the Keystone Family, and many more.

• September 1– Oktoberfest– A real German hullaballoo at the ballpark with German biers and food. Make sure to wear your lederhosen for this one. Devil’s Trumpet will have a special Early Release of its famed Oktoberfest.

The RailCats welcome a new foe to the league this year – the Chicago Dogs. Named after the eponymous Chicago-style hot dog, the RailCats welcome them for their first game at the Steel Yard on Monday, May 28th with Ketchup Appreciation Day where the first 500 fans will take home a bottle of Red Gold ketchup as we kick off Grilling Season will a special Memorial Day Matineeat 4:10 p.m.

The 2018 schedule will feature nine free giveaways for fans:

• May 18, 19, and 20 – Magnet Schedulepresented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic & Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 fans)
• May 18 – Lottery Ticketspresented by Hoosier Lottery (First 1,000 adults – 18+)
• May 19 –Kids Replica Jerseypresented by Fifth Third Bank (First 500 kids – 13 & under)
• May 28 –Ketchup Bottlepresented by Red Gold (First 500 fans)
• June 2 – Replica Jersey presented by Fifth Third Bank (First 1,000 adults – 13+)
• June 3 – 2018 Team Photopresented by 1-800-QUIT NOW (First 1,000 fans)
• July 21 – Bucket Hatpresented by Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 adults – 13+)
• August 19 – 2018 Team Card Set(First 1,000 fans)
• Septemeber 2 – T-Shirt Jerseypresented by Midwest Boilers (First 1,000 adults – 13+)

Don’t miss your chance to take home a special The Office themed jersey as the ‘Cats will dress like Dwight Schrute for nine The Office Wednesdaygames. While having fun, purchase the RailCats Office Wednesday ticket package good for all 10 Office Wednesday games including the Indepedence Day Fireworks Extravaganza. Each package includes a souvenir “The Office” style punch card that gets you a box seat ticket to every Wednesday game for only $36. Fans who purchase this package are immediately entered to win one of the Dwight Schrute jerseys – we’ll even have the team sign it.

RailCats fans will have the opportunity to be here for some special events:

• May 28, June 4, July 9, July 23, August 13 – Fill up as All You Can Eat Nightsreturn to the Steel Yard by purchasing a special $10 wristband for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts.
• June 15 and August 3 –The Scout Night Sleepoveris a fun time to camp on the outfield grass, watch a movie, and have s’mores after the game.  Wake up to a delicious home-cooked breakfast.
• June 17– Don’t miss the North Shore Health Fairwhere you’ll be able to take part in a variety of health screenings right on the concourse.
•June 20 – Don’t miss out on the RCS Home Health Fairduring the special Youth & Senior Daygame presented by RCS Home Health. Bring your youth groups, day camps, and senior centers with a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and drink.
• July 4 – Celebrate America with a special doubleheader that includes Barefoot Hawaiian Hula with Fire Dancers, a Classic Egg Tossbetween games, and special Independence Day Fireworks Super Show.
• July 10 – Senior Centers, Assisted Living facilities, and nursing homes don’t want to miss out on the second Youth & Senior Daypresented by AARP featuring a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and soda.
• July 22 – Join us as we try to break our world record during Christmas in Julywith the World’s Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a wrapped gift to U.S. Steel Yard and you’ll be given a random wrapped gift in exchange.
• August 25 – Don’t miss your opportunity to take home a used car during our 5thAnnual Clunker Car Night. The RailCats schedule is full of fun theme nights for everyone in the family. Your puppy will surely have fun at Bark in the Park presented by McAfee Animal Hospital on May 20 and a second Bark in the Parkpresented by Arbor View Animal Hospital on August 5. Don’t miss out when we celebrate 6 Degrees of Kevin “Bacon” Night with Kevin Bacon themed games and concession specials on the glorious “meat candy” July 20. Dress up as your favorite princess or pirate on June 1 for Princess & Pirates Day. Sharpen up your Jedi skills and hang out with Darth Vader and the rest of the 501st Legion for Star Wars Night on August 4. Throw on your pajamas and hop back into the 80s for Breakfast Club Night on August 17 where we’ll have breakfast for dinner.

Don’t miss any of the excitement this year by taking advantage of the RailCats weekly specials. Visit your Northwest Indiana MetroPCS locations for MetroPCS Mondays,where fans can get free reserved seat tickets to every Monday home game. CHN Tuesdaysoffer the opportunity to get a free ticket at NW Indiana Community Health Net locations and you’re sure to enjoy Taco Tuesdayswith $2 beef tacos and $5 margaritas.  Wednesday at the Steel Yard is a good day with Pretzel Dayand Wine Wednesdayoffering $2.50 Belgian pretzels and $4 Barefoot Wine and Barefoot Refresh Spritzers at every Wednesday game except July 4.  Visit NorthShore Health Centers for free tickets on NorthShore Health Centers Wednesdays. Thursday is Beer & Dog Daywith $1.50 domestic drafts, $3 select premium drafts, and $2.50 hot dogs while Gerber Collision and Glass gives away free tickets on Gerber Thursdays.  Signature Saturdaysfeatures Festival Events, giveaways, theme nights, Kids Run the Bases, and a special Pre-Game Autographsession presented by AccessAbilities Inc. with your favorite RailCats players. Times Family Sundaysfeatures a special $10 coupon in the NWI Times and on NWI Times social media good for 2 adult tickets and up to 4 kids, while fans can play catch on the field before every Sunday game and Kids Run the Bases after every Sunday game.

Single game tickets start at $6 and parking is always free. Purchase tickets, starting Monday, April 9 at the U. S. Steel Yard Box Office, by calling 219-882-2255, or by visiting www.railcatsbaseball.com.

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