Saints Go Marching In To CHS Field With Inaugural Season FunST. PAUL, MN April 28, 2015
THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN TO CHS FIELD
INAUGURAL SEASON IS FULL OF FIREWORKS, GIVEAWAYS, AND FUN PROMOTIONAL THEMES
ST. PAUL, MN (April 28, 2015) – The biggest party in St. Paul Saints history will take place on Opening Night, May 21, but this party will continue all summer long. With 50 home games and 50 different promotional themes, Saints fans at CHS Field will be entertained from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Everything from giveaways that fans can’t live without, to fireworks shows with musical themes that carry throughout the night, to promotions ripped from the headlines, will fill an entire season of fun at the ballpark.
The party gets started on Thursday, May 21 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the rival Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The Saints will literally come marching in to CHS Field in this Mardis Gras style christening of baseball’s new home in Lowertown, St. Paul. As the first 7,000 fans come marching in, they will receive a commemorative Opening Day baseball cap courtesy of CHS. All the pomp and circumstance of a home opener will be on display with live music at both, the Broadway and 4th Street entrances, a patriotic flyover, and a ceremony honoring the many community leaders, partners, and dignitaries from around the state who played a role in making this dream a reality.
The Saints will once again light up the sky throughout the summer with the Twin Cities’ best fireworks. The opening weekend will be highlighted by two separate fireworks shows including the first Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks event. This season each Xcel Energy fireworks Friday will have with its own musical theme and the first one of the season is TV Show theme songs. Additional themes throughout the season are music of the Grateful Dead (June 5), music of Jazz Fest (June 19), music of SuperHeroes and SuperZeroes (July 3), music of Boy Bands (July 24), music of Kiss (August 7), music of Hee Haw (August 21) and One Hit Wonders (September 4). The second fireworks show of the Memorial Day Weekend is on Sunday, May 24 with a 5:05 p.m. game. Following the game is a Monster Food Truck Rally and then the Post-Game Spireworks Super Show presented by Spire Federal Credit Union. The Saints have two additional Fireworks Super Shows, Saturday, July 4 at 7:05 p.m. and another Food Truck Rally/Spireworks combination following the 5:05 p.m. Sunday, September 6.
No Saints season is complete without incredible giveaway items and it’s not just relegated to opening day. Our Team Psychologist, gave a little pep talk to the construction crew as they were building CHS Field and it turned into a great photo op. On Sunday, July 5 the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a unique Bill Murray T-Shirt. On the shirt Murray is posing with the construction crew, the Downtown skyline in the background and Murray’s signature spray painted on the wall behind him.
Remember your high school physical education teacher, with the shorts that are a little too tight, the whistle that’s a little too loud, and the tube socks that are a little too tall and colorful? You want those socks, you need those socks. Now you can have them as the Saints giveaway Coach’s socks in a night celebrating their fan favorite ushertainer, The Coach. The first 1,000 people through the gates on Wednesday, July 8 will receive tube socks presented by St. Croix Orthopaedics.
The Winter Carnival is a staple in Saint Paul and our friend at Spire Federal Credit Union, CEO Dan Stoltz, was named King Boreas 2015. On Wednesday, August 5 it’s a Knight of Knighting where the first 1,000 fans will receive a King Boreas bobblehead presented by Spire Federal Credit Union. Plus, this year’s pig will officially be knighted by Stoltz along with all fans in attendance. As fans leave the ballpark they will receive a certificate of their knighthood. Now everyone can call you Sir.
We’re letting everyone take home CHS Field…or at least a replica. On Sunday, August 23 the first 1,000 fans will receive a CHS Field replica giveaway presented by CHS. It’s great for the office, up on a mantle or just to remember the great time you had at the Saints game.
In all, the Saints will offer nine separate giveaway nights as fans will go home with a token from their time at the game. Whether it’s the ever popular team card set (August 10), mini bats presented by Minnesota Corn Growers (July 26) or a towel presented by Treasure Island Casino (June 6) the giveaway items will make everyone at CHS Field feel like a winner.
Theme nights are an incredible part of the experience at any Saints game. With 50 home games we’ve come up with a theme for every single night. How can you throw one of the best parties ever on Opening Night? Take a page out of a Mardi Gras extravaganza in New Orleans is how. Beads, costumes and music will paint a perfect opening night picture.
When you’re one of the only ballparks in America with a dog park attached, 17,210 square feet to be exact, it would be foolish not to have a Dog Day. On, Sunday, June 7 canines are welcome to roam the ballpark, on a leash of course, but before you enter our gates make sure you check out one of the finest dog parks in Minnesota.
What if all the greatest comedic and musical minds gathered in one area for a night? OK, we don’t have Lorne Michaels to help us get that done, but we pay tribute to the 40th Anniversary of SNL on, when else, Tuesday night July 21. Sure we don’t have names like Crystal, De Niro, Murphy or McCartney, but we do have a connection to Nick the Lounge Singer.
In the fall of 2006 the Saints took their show international, went overseas to Japan to visit our sister city, Nagasaki and played a few baseball games. A couple of years later a team from Japan returned the favor and took on the Saints. It’s not quite a home and home series, but the Saints will pay homage to the 60th Anniversary of Saint Paul and Nagasaki as sister cities on August 22 including wearing special Japanese uniforms.
How could the Saints put their own spin on the most downloaded podcast ever? Easily, with our own Cereal podcast night. A four part Cereal podcast will be available to download prior to our Whodunit Cereal podcast night on Wednesday, August 2? Think of it as a large game of Clue, but with your favorite cereal characters. Was it Cap’n Crunch on the Treasure Island Berm with a baseball bat? Even Sara Koenig would be proud of this night.
We also bring back some of our favorites from over the years with our Second Annual Wits Night featuring John Moe on June 24, Larry Doby Night presented by Central Bank on July 20, the 5th Annual Zombie Baseball Crawl presented by Savers on September 1 and German Night on September 2.
There are three weekday afternoon games on June 24 at 1:05 p.m., July 22 at 1:05 p.m. and a 12:05 p.m. YMCA day on August 19.
The daily promotions offer something for everyone in the family. The week will start with something enjoyable for your appetite with diverse food specials on Metropolitan State Munchie Monday. Test your knowledge on baseball and current events with Trivia Tuesday presented by The Current and hosted by Trivia Mafia. Walser Wednesday’s are back for the craziest tailgate party of the year with free hot dogs. Quench your thirst with a Saints staple, Thirsty Thursday, with $1 select beers all night long. Friday Night Fireworks presented by Xcel Energy is back by popular demand. It’s time to get a little tropical on Treasure Island Saturday. The family friendly atmosphere wraps up with Family Sunday’s presented by Savers.
The Saints will open CHS Field on Thursday evening May 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (only available on day of game), $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 24, July 4 and September 6) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. Limited season tickets remain in the Securian Club and Capitol Box Seats. To learn more about these premium areas, please call 651-644-6659.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.