The Lehigh Valley IronPigs Opening Night Festivities will get underway on Thursday, April 4 against the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Park. The celebration will feature a variety of events around the ballpark including fire breathers, jugglers, stilt-walkers and a fire truck for kids to explore. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., but the fun at Coca-Cola Park will start well before that.
The East Gates at Coca-Cola Park will open at 5 p.m. on April 4, and every Thursday night contests this season, for an extended pre-game happy hour featuring $1 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts. Before the game, 3,000 adults (18 and older) will receive a commemorative coaster set presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications. Opening Night will also be Heroes Night presented by Kistler O’Brien, in which local emergency response and military personnel will be honored. Bethlehem Mounted Police will be patrolling in front of the ballpark and police cars will parade around the warning track pre-game. The Allentown Fire Department will have a fire truck located just outside the gate for guests to explore. The Pennsylvania State Police will present the colors as the Honor Guard during the National Anthem. 100-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Raymond T. Mohr will perform “God Bless America” prior to the 7th inning stretch.
The party atmosphere will be found all around the park with the aforementioned fire breathers, jugglers, and stilt walkers near the main gate and concourse. Tootsee the Clown and Friends will be entertaining children with balloon animals and face painting.
Here’s a quick look at the opening homestand:
4/4 (7:05 p.m.): Opening Night Celebration & Heroes Night presented by Kistler O’Brien | Coaster Set presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (3,000 adults 18 and older)
4/5 (7:05 p.m.): Friday Night Fireworks & 2019 Magnet Schedule presented by FastSigns (3,000 adults 18 and older)
4/6 (6:35 p.m.): 2018 Division Champion Pennant presented by 99.9 The Hawk (3,000 adults 18 and older) | Dance Night
4/7 (1:35 p.m.): Battle Royale Day | TD Bank Dog Day (all gates open at 9 a.m.)
4/8 (7:05 p.m.): Roman Quinn Bobblehead presented by GIANT (3,000 adults 18 and older) | TD Bank Dog Day and Berks $1 Hot Dogs 4/9 (7:05 p.m.): Mr. Rogers Night | IPC Shoe Donation Drive
4/10 (7:05 p.m.): Knit Cap presented by Reach Cyber Charter School (1,500 Kids 17 and under)
| Track and Field Night
The 2019 IronPigs season is the team’s 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/LHVIronPigs. The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.