Summertime in the south means hot dogs, cold drinks and taking in a game at your favorite baseball field. Our communities are lucky to have a number of local teams to choose from and each field has something special to offer. Take a look at what it means to head to the ballpark in our South State communities.
Going to a RiverDogs game at Riley Stadium in downtown Charleston is a popular entertainment choice for locals and tourists alike. The park hosts Date Night on Tuesdays, and Kids Run the Bases on Saturdays, Senior Night on Wednesdays and Family Day on Sundays. The stadium is also host to a variety of other events like Downward Facing Dog Yoga, Ballpark Festival of Beers and a Hot Dog Festival.
Keep an eye out for the Pelicans’ popular mascots during their games. Rally Shark and Splash keep the crowd engaged and Deuce, a yellow lab, will be hard at work delivering baseballs to the umpires and taking his postgame victory lap around the bases. Promotion nights at Pelicans games include, Hero Boxes Donation Drive, Backpack Buddies donations, Tuesday Brewsday on Tuesdays and Strike Out Cancer series.
Get a little slice of Fenway at Fluor Field and watch the Drive play this season. The stadium is located in Greenville’s popular West End with close access to restaurants and shops so making a day of the game is easy. At the games, get ready for Friday Night Fireworks and Dollar Drink Nights on Thursdays. Throughout August, the Drive will also be holding Reading All-Stars Celebrations. Reading All-Stars is a Drive community initiative dedicated to promoting reading enjoyment.
The Charlotte Knights promotion team goes all out every season to make each game a special event. Head to the ballpark this season for Friday Knight Fireworks, Christmas July, Kids Run the Bases and a Joel Skinner Bobblehead Giveaway.
This is the final season the Sand Gnats will be playing in Savannah. Next year they are making the move to Columbia, SC and starting a new era in the team’s history. For the rest of the 2015 season, the Sand Gnats will call Grayson Stadium home. Check out their website for daily promotions like two-for-one Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays.
The Blowfish are celebrating their first season in the new Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Bring your dogs on Tuesdays and check the calendars for upcoming promotion nights like “Thursty” Thursdays and Ice Cream Sundays.
The local Wilmington, NC team has weekday promotions that will only inspire you to get down to the ballpark for good eats and a good game. Monday is Belly Buster Monday where you can indulge in all you can eat for $10 on top of your ticket price. Get your Mexican fix with Taco Tuesday and celebrate the end of the week with Thirsty Thursdays.