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34-game home schedule features great giveaways, return of fan favorites and introduction of special offers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville athletics department has released details of the 2016 baseball promotional calendar, which includes an array of fan-friendly special events and season-long promotions at Jim Patterson Stadium for the Cardinals’ second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 34-game home schedule features great giveaways, the return of fan favorites and the introduction of special offers, which allow fans to experience all the ballpark’s offerings at exceptional values. Promotions and game times are subject to change.
The excitement begins with Opening Day 2016 on Friday at 3 p.m., ET against SIU Edwardsville for Budweiser Buck Night with draft beer and small Pepsi products available for just $1 each. The weekend continues Saturday (2 p.m.) with Cardinals Cap Day as all fans entering the ballpark wearing a UofL hat receiving a voucher for a free tub of popcorn. Sunday’s series finale (1 p.m.) will be VisionWorks Family Fun Day featuring inflatable games and dollar hot dogs during the game as well as an autograph session with the players and kids running the bases following the game.
Hosting its seventh annual event, Louisville Baseball is excited to welcome more than 30 area schools for Elementary School Day. Combining the best of baseball and education, the day will highlight the importance of healthy eating habits and physical fitness while teaching good sportsmanship behavior. The kids will enjoy lots of activities and see the Cardinals battle Wright State. For additional information, visit:http://gocards.com/sb_output.aspx?form=36
Diamond Heritage Game: April 3 vs. Virginia Tech, 1:00 p.m.
During this special event, Cardinals baseball will turn back the clock to celebrate its more than 100 years of baseball history by honoring great teams and alumni, our “Louisville Legends”. Pregame festivities and special offerings will be included.
Cancer Awareness Night: April 12 vs. Western Kentucky, 6:00 p.m.
Join Louisville Baseball for their annual Cancer Awareness Night as the Cardinals continue their commitment to generating awareness for cancer research programs. Louisville will wear special black jerseys and hats featuring pink lettering during the game and fans are encouraged to visit the information fair and booths prior to the game. Pink lemonade will be sold with $1 from every sale going to support Home Runs for Hope, a fundraiser with all of the proceeds benefiting Gilda’s Club of Louisville.
Patriotic Game presented by KY National Guard: April 29 vs. St. John’s, 6:00 p.m.
To honor those who serve and have served our country, Louisville Baseball will salute the men and women of the Armed Forces and Louisville-area First Responders during the annual Patriotic Game presented by the Kentucky National Guard. The Cardinals will wear commemorative jerseys and hats with a unique patriotic Cardinals logo during the game and fans are encouraged to wear their Red, White, and Blue in support of the event.
MLB’s Pitch, Hit, & Run: May 1 vs. St. John’s, 1:00 p.m.
Join in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition and have a chance to reach the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game! PHR is a FREE, exciting skills event for boys and girls where participants have the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition. Louisville will host a local competition for boys ages 7 to 13. The event requires pre-registration (beginning in early March) and will be conducted on the field following the game.
Team Posters (Feb. 23 vs. Eastern Kentucky): Be one of the first 500 fans through the gates and pick up the limited edition 2016 Louisville Baseball schedule poster featuring the Cardinals seniors.
Schedule Keytags (March 8 vs. Longwood): The first 500 fans to Patterson Stadium will receive the 2016 home schedule keytag, a convenient reminder on your key ring of when to watch the Cardinals this season.
Stadium Blanket (March 12 vs. Notre Dame): Now you can have something to toss out onto the berm for your family to sit on with a limited edition adidas stadium blanket. Available to the first 500 fans.
Louisville Slugger Mini-Bats (April 4 vs. Virginia Tech): The first 250 fans to the game will receive a commemorative mini-bat from Louisville Slugger.
Replica Game Hat (April 15 vs. Clemson): Get your hands on this replica game-like baseball hat presented by adidas. Available to the first 500 fans.
Reusable Grocery Bags (April 30 vs. St. John’s): Available to the first 500 fans.
Coach Mac’s Floppy Hat (May 13 vs. NC State): Available to the first 500 fans.
Team Photo (May 15 vs. NC State): An 8×10 team photo of the 2016 Cardinals. Available to the first 500 fans.
2016 SEASON-LONG PROMOTIONS
FREE Baseball? Oh, Yes! It’s FREE Baseball!
The Louisville Cardinals are committed to providing the best fans with the best college baseball experience. With unprecedented access to the nationally-ranked Cardinals, the University of Louisville will once again offer free admission to 33 of the 34 home games this season! The only ticketed-event is on April 19th (Ticket info: http://www.gocards.com/tickets/lou-tickets-m-basebl.html). For every other home game, you can bring the entire family and enjoy FREE baseball when you visit Jim Patterson Stadium.
FRIDAY: Budweiser Buck Night
Come thirsty and leave happy on Budweiser Buck Nights! Every Friday, fans can purchase draft beer and small Pepsi products for just $1 each throughout the ballpark courtesy of Budweiser. Get the weekend series started off right with this fan-favorite dollar deal! EVERY FRIDAY!
SATURDAY: BBQ on the Berm
With perfect views of the action and close access to the Sun Tan City Patio and playground, who would ever leave the outfield berm? Now you can enjoy $3.00 hamburgers and $2.00 beer specials every Saturday afternoon with BBQ on the Berm. EVERY SATURDAY!
SUNDAY: Visionworks Family Fun Day
Join in on all of the fun every Sunday this season! All eight Sunday home games will feature special family entertainment and activities presented by Visionworks including inflatable games. Also, kids can run the bases after the game and select student-athletes will sign autographs on the field. Plus dollar hot dogs will be available at the concessions. EVERY SUNDAY!
Cardinals Cap Day
Wear your Cardinals hat to the ballpark and get rewarded! On select Saturdays this season, fans who enter the stadium wearing any Louisville ball cap will receive a voucher for free 32oz. tub of popcorn. This promotion is scheduled for February 20, March 5, March 12, and March 26.
Cardinals fans should look like Cardinals fans. So, Louisville Baseball is making sure you are decked out in the latest gear with T-Shirt Tuesdays. On select Tuesday nights, the first fans through the gates will receive a specially designed Louisville Baseball t-shirt presented by Class Act Federal Credit Union and adidas. Don’t’ miss this exciting giveaway on March 15, April 19, May 3, and May 17.
Baseball Trading Cards Giveaway
Looking to get your hands on the limited edition 2016 Louisville Baseball trading cards? Well here is your chance! The trading cards feature student-athletes and coaches from the 2016 team and a specially-released Louisville Legends card with famous Cardinals alumni. Collect all five packs throughout the season! Ten cards will be given out each day on March 13, March 25, April 17, April 27, and May 14.