Saints Refuse To "Let The Wookie Win" As They Take A Trip Down Memory Lane From August 18-23 At CHS FieldST. PAUL, MN August 17, 2015
SAINTS REFUSE TO “LET THE WOOKIE WIN” AS THEY TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE FROM AUGUST 18-23 AT CHS FIELD
ST. PAUL, MN (August 17, 2015) – The Saints launch into hyperspace toward the playoffs as they prove you can teach an old dog new tricks in a good old fashioned hoedown at CHS Field from August 18-23. The North Division champs will take on the Sioux City Explorers and the Sioux Falls Canaries in the penultimate homestand of the regular season for six games in Saint Paul.
The Saints will first resist the temptations of the dark side as they welcome the Sioux City Explorers to CHS Field for the first of a three game tilt on Tuesday August 18 at 7:05 p.m. Even with the Saints cruising through a historic season, this one might not be just like bulls eying wamp rats back home as the two best teams in the American Association go head to head on a night of everything Star Wars on “Han So Old” Night presented by AARP. With a premiere matchup and all the Star Wars nostalgia you can handle, you won’t want to miss this potential playoff preview. Also on Tuesday, don’t let your weak mind be deceived, it’s not a jedi mind trick, it’s another Mississippi Market Trivia Tuesday starting at 7:30 in the Lawn area.
On August 19 at 12:05 p.m., you’ll stroll into a Wednesday matinee and never want to leave because it’s fun to stay at the YMCA Day at CHS Field. Take in the sights and sounds of other people staying fit, as the Saints look to run laps around the Explorers all afternoon. Be sure to come early for the craziest tailgate party of the year featuring food and live music outside the ballpark on a Walser Wednesday.
On August 20 at 7:05 p.m., we turn back the clock on a Throwback Thursday as we celebrate the colorful history of Saint Paul presented by Hamline University. Founded in 1854, the capital city of our great state has been a landmark of the Midwest and home to the colorful cast of characters known as the Saints since 1993. Make your own piece of history by sharing your game day photos on Twitter with the hashtag #TBT. Don’t forget to enjoy $1 beers all night long as the Saints throwback the prices on a Thirsty Thursday presented by Metro PCS.
The Saints then welcome in the Sioux Falls Canaries for a three game set from August 21-23. On August 21 at 7:05 p.m., pack your cowboy boots and dancing shoes and get ready for the wildest hoedown in Saint Paul. It’s another Friday Night Fireworks featuring the music of Hee Haw. On a night of square dancing galore, a musical fireworks show extravaganza will follow the conclusion of the game against the Canaries. The Saints will also tip their ten gallon hats to the unsung heroes of baseball, the scouts that discover the stars of tomorrow. The St. Paul Saints are proud to announce they will induct into the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame, Mike Arbuckle, the current Senior Advisor to the General Manager/Scouting & Player Development for the Kansas City Royals. A plaque honoring Arbuckle and the other members of the Hall will be displayed on the wall of the Spire Home Run porch near the right field foul pole at CHS Field.
On August 22 at 7:05 p.m., the Saints honor the 60th anniversary of their sister city from another mother, Nagasaki, Japan on “She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister (City)” night at CHS Field. In 1955, Saint Paul Mayor Joseph E. Dillon officially invited the Mayor of Nagasaki to Minnesota and the bond of sisterhood was formed. For 60 years, the two cities have partnered sharing their cultures, advising on economic development, and even playing a Little League baseball game in Nagasaki in 1982. The Saints will don special Japanese style Saints jerseys with Saints spelled out in Japanese on the front. The uniforms will be auctioned off during the game. Don’t forget to channel your inner tourist with your best Hawaiian shirt on a Treasure Island Tropical Saturday.
The finale of the homestand is on Sunday, August 23 at 5:05 p.m. and fans will get to take home the entire ballpark. OK, maybe not the real one, but the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica of CHS Field presented by, who else, CHS. Bring CHS Field home and put it on the coffee table, in your game room or even outside and imagine yourself rooting on the 2015 Saints as record crowds have done this season. Following the game kids can step on the actual field and run the bases and get post-game team autographs on Savers Sunday.
With the Saints regular season starting to wrap up, the fun is just beginning in Lowertown with the Saints already claiming the North Division title. Even with the postseason still ahead, it’s hard not to get sentimental looking back on the first season at CHS Field. With the playoffs just a couple of weeks away, the Saints will “giddy up” and “stay on target” as they continue their hot streak on a six-game homestand before their last road trip of the regular season.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (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 (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. To learn more about premium areas, please call 651-644-6659.
There are two ways for fans to purchase tickets to Saints playoff games at CHS Field. First, single game tickets will be made available for the Saturday, September 12 game to individuals and groups. Second, six game playoff strips can be purchased, which include tickets to all potential home playoff games (games 3-5 in the Semifinal round and games 3-5 in the Championship round). Fans electing to purchase the playoff strip will receive a priority position on the waiting list for new season tickets to the 2016 season at CHS Field. Fans purchasing the playoff ticket strip will be credited for any unplayed games.
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.