Bats return to LouisvilleKY for a seven game homestand

Rick Redding photoRick Redding photo


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home from their season-long 11-game, 10-day road trip through the division for a seven-game homestand. The homestand opens on Monday, May 16 with Scranton Wilkes-Barre making their lone trip to Louisville Slugger Field for four games.
Thursday, May 19, is the third $1 Budweiser Happy Hour of the season from 5:30-7 p.m. with live music featuring “Soul Circus” on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6:25 p.m.
Friday, Columbus enters town and Colts in Motion will be at the stadium as gates will open at 5:45 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Two Colts players, kicker Adam Vinatieri and running back Robert Turbin will be available for autographs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on the main concourse inside the stadium during the caravan stop. Five Colts Cheerleaders are also scheduled to appear, along with Colts mascot Blue, and will be available for autographs.
Photo by Eric Bentley

Photo by Eric Bentley

Saturday, the Bats host their third annual STAR WARS Night with approximately 16 characters in attendance and available for meet and greets and photos. The first 1,000 children 12-and-under receive Lighted Space Swords.  Bats players will wear special editionStar Wars jerseys modeled after R2D2, which will be auctioned online at  The auctions will begin on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 with all proceeds benefitting Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The Bats enter the final three games of the road trip at division-leading Columbus Friday, in second place in the International League West, 2.0 games back of the Clippers. The Bats are 7-5 in May and 19-14 overall, the second-best record in the International League. Infielder Jermaine Curtis is seventh in the league with a .310 batting average and left-handed pitcher Cody Reed is ninth in the circuit with a 1.88 ERA.  
The Bats have averaged 8,827 fans per game at Louisville Slugger Field since its opening in 2000 and have totaled over 10 million fans through 16 seasons. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2016 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.

Homestand Highlights May 16-May 22


Monday, May 16 – Louisville Bats vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders – 7:05 p.m.

·         Margarita Monday: 12 oz. margaritas available for $3 behind Section 122 on the third-base side.

·         Meijer Monday: Fans receive $3 off per field reserved seat when presenting any Meijer receipt to the box office window.

·         White Castle Guarantee Win Monday: If the Bats win, fans can take their ticket stub to White Castle for a FREE classic slider (good either Monday night or all day Tuesday at area White Castles).


Tuesday, May 17 – Louisville Bats vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders – 7:05 p.m.

·         $1 Hot Dogs and Pepsi Products, presented by Pepsi, Meijer and 100.5 MYfm

·         Baseball Bingo: Winner receives a $50 Meijer gift card.


Wednesday, May 18 – Louisville Bats vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders – 7:05 p.m.
·         Republic Bank Customer Discount Wednesday: Fans can buy a half price Field Reserved Ticket discount (up to four (4) people) when presenting their Republic Bank “banking card” or by using the promo code REPUBLIC.
Thursday, May 19 – Louisville Bats vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders – 7:05 p.m.
·         Budweiser Game Time Happy Hour: $1 Bud & Bud Light from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the Overlook Deck plus live music from the “Soul Circus” from 5:30-6:25 p.m.
·         Barefoot Wine Tasting Night 1
Friday, May 20 – Louisville Bats vs. Columbus Clippers – 7:05 p.m.
·         Indianapolis Colts Caravan: Fans can enjoy the Colts Mobile Tour, a traveling museum on Witherspoon Spoon plaza with the “Play 60” zone.
·         Player Autographs: Colts players, Adam Vinatieri and Robert Turbin will be signing autographs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on the main concourse. Colts Cheerleaders will perform on the field in the second inning and signing autographs beginning in the third inning.
·         Boy Scout Night: Parade beginning at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by White Castle
·         Jake the Diamond Dog, courtesy of PNC Bank
·         Barefoot Wine Tasting Night 2


Saturday, May 21 – Louisville Bats vs. Columbus Clippers – 6:05 p.m.

·         STAR WARS Night

·         Back Yard Bash: Cornhole on the Overlook until 7:30; $3 14 oz. Goose Island IPA, AmberBock and Shock Top at the Overlook Grill until the end of the 7th inning; adult fans may register to win two (2) 2016 World Series tickets, presented by Budweiser.

·         Barefoot Wine Tasting Night 3.

Sunday, May 22  – Louisville Bats vs. Columbus Clippers – 2:05 p.m.
·         Bats Bucket Hat: First 2,000 fans receive a Bats Bucket Hat presented by Mt. Dew.
·         Barefoot Wine Tasting Night 4.

·         Kids Eat Free: Once again in 2016 at every Sunday home game, all kids 12-and-uner with paid admission receive a free hot dog, junior nacho and small Pepsi. One meal per child.

·         Inflatable KidsZone: Inflated from 1-4 p.m. in the West Hall of Fame pavilion, presented by Mortenson Family Dental, BracesBracesBraces and Kids Dentistree.

·         Postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Meijer and the YMCA

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