The good times keep on rolling; Individual tickets on sale Saturday
(Central Islip, N.Y., March 14, 2015) – The 2016 season of Ducks baseball will feature good times, every time once again at Bethpage Ballpark! The Long Island Ducks today unveiled their promotional schedule for their 17th season of play on Long Island, including their full weekly promotional lineup. Tickets for all promotions are now on sale!
All of the fun kicks off on Ducks Opening Night, Thursday, April 28, when P.C. Richard & Son presents a brand new giveaway: “Bud Harrelson Garden Gnome Night!” The first 1,500 fans in attendance will take home this highly sought-after keepsake featuring baseball legend Bud Harrelson, courtesy of the electronics & appliance giant and charter Ducks sponsor. Gates will open at 5:35 p.m. prior to that night’s game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and fans will want to be in their seats early. Several awards will be presented prior to first pitch, and all will be treated to traditional Opening Night pomp and circumstance.
The promotional schedule will also be highlighted by a record-tying 17 Grucci Fireworks Extravaganzas lighting the sky following Ducks games. The world famous Grucci family will be back at the Duck Pond this year performing each spectacular show. The Guinness World Records holders for "Largest Fireworks Display" ever recorded and "Largest Pyrotechnic Image" has performed some of the most notable shows of all-time, including presidential inaugurations, Olympic games, world fairs and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
In addition, Ducks fans will be able to collect six exclusive pins as part of the 2016 Collector’s Series. The first 1,000 fans at six different games will take home a pin honoring one of the many Atlantic League awards that have been won by members of the Ducks. Included in the series are pins honoring Player of the Year winners, Ray Navarrete and Lew Ford, Pitcher of the Year winners, Mike Loree and John Brownell, Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Dan Lyons and Mascot of the Year winner, QuackerJack. Many more items will be featured as giveaways throughout the season. The preliminary 2016 promotional schedule can be viewed at the end of the release.
Additionally, the Ducks will once again present a weekly promotional lineup that includes exciting events going on every single day! Fans will have opportunities to win incredible prizes, receive discounts or special offers and enjoy several fun-filled activities, including some new additions. The following is this year’s weekly promotional schedule:
MASSAGE MONDAYS – A brand new promotion for 2016! Have a case of the Mondays? If so, take your mind off from work and join us for a relaxing time at the ballpark. We'll have free massages available on the concourse, and one lucky fan will go home with a special massage package, courtesy of LaVida Massage of Smithtown, the official massage therapy and skin care center of the Ducks.
TWO-FER AND HUMANA SENIOR DISCOUNT TUESDAYS – Fans purchasing tickets to any Tuesday home game online at LIDucks.com or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction). In addition, senior citizens (65 or older with valid ID) will receive a 25% discount and a special gift package, courtesy of Humana, when purchasing Tuesday game tickets at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (limited to the first 50 tickets purchased).
WINNING INNING WEDNESDAYS – Throughout each Wednesday home game, the Ducks will designate a specific occurrence during each inning. If the event occurs during that inning, one lucky fan will win $10,000! Simply sign up at the Ducks Ticket Kiosk to be eligible to win. Last year, Ginny Steele of Amityville won the big prize when the Ducks scored seven runs in the seventh inning on June 10! Will you be a winner this season?
THIRSTY THURSDAYS – The Duck Club Restaurant/Bar, normally reserved for VIP/Season Ticket Holders only, will be open to all fans at Thursday home games! The bar will feature drink specials, including half price domestics, while the restaurant will include special menu selections.
FOWL POLE, PIZZA HUT K-MAN AND OK PETROLEUM FRIDAYS – If a Ducks player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during a Friday home game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! In addition, a visiting team player will be selected as the Pizza Hut K-Man of the game. If that player strikes out, fans can redeem their game ticket for a special offer at a participating Pizza Hut location. Finally, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for an exclusive offer from OK Petroleum as fans exit the ballpark following the game.
FIREWORKS AND DICK’S SPORTING GOODS SATURDAYS – The hottest ticket in town and annually the most popular promotion of the year now takes place every Saturday night! Enjoy a postgame Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza from your seats at Bethpage Ballpark. Then as you exit the ballpark, be sure to grab your coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
SUNDAY FAMILY FUN DAYS – Bethpage Ballpark is the place to bring the whole family on Sundays! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can be like their favorite Ducks player during Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
Tickets for all 2016 Ducks games are now on sale! Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office (Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or visiting the Ducks mobile app.
2016 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
April 28: Bud Harrelson Garden Gnomes by P.C. Richard and Son (first 1,500 fans)
April 29: Magnet Schedules by QuackerJack Foundation (first 1,500 fans)
April 30: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Astoria Bank
May 1: Ducks Schedule Posters (first 1,000 fans)
May 3: Magnet Schedules by QuackerJack Foundation (first 1,000 fans)
May 4: Volunteer Nassau County Firefighter/EMS Night
May 5: Volunteer Suffolk County Firefighter/EMS Night
May 10: 2016 Collectors Series - 1 of 6 - Dan Lyons 2015 Gold Glove Award Pins (first 1,000 fans)
May 11: 2016 Collectors Series - 2 of 6 - John Brownell 2015 Pitcher of the Year Pins (first 1,000 fans)
May 12: 2016 Collectors Series - 3 of 6 - QuackerJack 2015 Mascot of the Year Pins (first 1,000 fans)
May 13: Three-Time Atlantic League Champions Mini Banners (first 1,000 fans)
May 14: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
May 15: Bud Harrelson Face Fans (first 1,500 fans)
May 24: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
May 25: 2016 Collectors Series - 4 of 6 - Mike Loree 2011 Pitcher of the Year Pins (first 1,000 fans)
May 26: 2016 Collectors Series - 5 of 6 - Ray Navarrete 2009 MVP Pins (first 1,000 fans)
May 27: Magnetic Dry Erase Boards by Green Audit USA (first 1,500 fans)
May 28 (Night): Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
May 29: 2016 Collectors Series - 6 of 6 - Lew Ford 2014 MVP Pins (first 1,000 fans)
June 3: Ducks Water Bottles by Motorola (first 1,500 fans)
June 4: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
June 5: Ducks Logo Baseballs by AARP (first 1,500 fans)
June 15: Don't Zone Out Night with Ducks Static Cling Decals, presented by CSEA (first 2,500 fans)
June 17: Ducks T-Shirts by Petro Home Services (first 1,500 fans)
June 18 (Day): Ducks Drawstring Backpacks by Libraries of Suffolk County (first 1,500 fans)
June 18 (Night): Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Academy Mortgage Corp.
June 27: Health Night with Commemorative T-Shirts presented by Northwell Health (first 3,000 fans)
June 28: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by KPMG
June 30: Dr. QuackerJack T-Shirts by Peconic Bay Medical Center (first 1,500 fans)
July 1: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by New York State Nurses Association
July 2: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park
July 3: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Smithtown Nissan - Special 6:35 p.m. Game Time
July 15: Aluminum Water Bottles by Fairfield Properties (first 1,500 fans)
July 16: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by NYCB
July 17: Yellow and Navy Baseballs by Yellow Dog Lawn Care (first 1,500 fans)
July 20: YMCA of Long Island Night
July 21: Anti-Bullying Night with T-Shirts, presented by The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying (first 1,500 fans)
July 25: Irish Night presented by Shandon Court
July 26: Camp Day - Special 11:05 a.m. Game Time
July 27: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by BankUnited
July 29: Ducks Mini Bats by Motorola (first 1,500 fans)
July 30: Military Appreciation Night with Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Northrop Grumman
July 31: Ducks T-Shirts by Tri State Buick and GMC Dealers of Long Island (first 1,500 fans)
August 10: The Great Plesser's Giveaway Night
August 11: MCU Night with Item TBD (first 1,500 fans)
August 12: Ducks Back Packs by Motorola (first 1,500 fans)
August 13: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by NSHOA
August 14: Ducks Baseball Caps by Lawn Doctor (first 1,500 fans)
August 23: Good Times, Every Time Beach Balls by Dunrite Pools (first 2,000 fans)
August 24: Suffolk County Boy Scouts Night with T-Shirts, presented by Bridgehampton National Bank (first 1,500 fans)
August 25: Back to School Lunch Boxes by SCOPE Education Services (first 1,500 kids 12 and under)
August 26: Kevin Maher Bobbleheads by News 12 Long Island (first 1,500 fans)
August 27: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
August 28: 3rd Annual Jewish Heritage Night with L'Chaim Stadium Cups, presented by Chabad of Islip (first 1,500 fans)
September 5: Labor Day - Special 1:35 p.m. Game Time
September 6: 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night with Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
September 7: "Bark in the Park" Night with Dog Bowls, presented by Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists (first 1,500 fans)
September 10: Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Flushing Bank
September 11: Fan Appreciation Day, presented by Pepsi
***ALL PROMOTIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***