The 2014 Season marks the 10th anniversary of the Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The Barnstormers have long held the reputation for having one of the most extensive slates of promotions in all of minor league baseball. For the 10th Anniversary Season, the Barnstormers’ organization has created a nonstop series of big events, exciting giveaways and weekly promotions to match the unbridled excitement and optimism that fans are feeling about the 10th year of Barnstormers baseball.
The party starts on Opening Night, Thursday May 1st. Quick Change, the transformation artists featured on America’s Got Talent, returns to Clipper Magazine Stadium for a pre-game performance that will amaze everyone in attendance. The first 1000 fans will also receive a 10- year team baseball card set! In addition, many of the Lancaster dignitaries, who were responsible for bringing professional baseball back to Lancaster, will be honored during the special night. Lastly, you can expect to see many surprise guests, and a special 10th Anniversary fireworks show to cap off the magical evening.
Exciting New Events
For the first time in Barnstormers’ history, Clipper Magazine Stadium will host the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, before the Saturday, July 26th game. A highly demanded group, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo brings excitement to the Stadium like never before. Come out and experience monkeys riding dogs and herding sheep in one of the most popular acts in minor league baseball.
On Saturday, August 2, Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory will host what we expect to be the most unique and heartwarming night at the ballpark “Celebration of Life” Night during our 10th Anniversary Season. Details for this unforgettable event will follow in the coming months.
Another highlight for the 10th Anniversary Season is Grammy Night on Thursday, May 29th. This high energy night will include performances from Lancaster’s leading dance and vocal performance groups. The biggest highlight of the night will be an exciting ticket giveaway to upcoming Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars concerts.
Tuesday, May 13th will be the Barnstormers’ Senior Games Night, honoring all of the champions of the 300 plus events that take place during the Lancaster Senior Games.
One of the hallmarks of the literary year is the Lancaster Library’s book sale at Franklin & Marshall College. Following in that tradition, Lancaster Library will bring the Book Sale to a Barnstormers’ Game on Sunday, July 27th to benefit the Lancaster Library system.
Another great night happening at Clipper Magazine Stadium is Ribbon Night on Friday, June 6th, presented by Lancaster Regional Medical Center. This evening is dedicated to raising awareness of all types of cancer, as well as recognizing and honoring the many brave survivors here in Lancaster County.
In one of the most meaningful nights of the year, the Barnstormers are hosting a Hometown Heroes Night on Thursday, September 11th. The Barnstormers plan to honor the great heroes in our community, including Firefighters, Police Officers, and Emergency Medical Service members.
Finally on Saturday September 13th, the Barnstormers will host a Bellies & Baseball and Salute to Grandparents night, presented by Lancaster Regional Medical Center. The evening will focus on the “moms to be” and grandparents at the ballpark. An exciting highlight of the evening is a picture frame giveaway for the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
Weekly Promotions and Other Special Giveaways
The Barnstormers have an incredible array of new weekly promotions and special giveaway items to present to our fans for the 10th Anniversary Season.
The Barnstormers are proud to introduce T-Shirt Tuesdays. Completely new for the 2014 season, each Tuesday home game will feature a different limited edition Barnstormers t-shirt giveaway to the first 1,000 fans through the gate.
Thursday nights will feature “Throwback Thursdays” where we’ll celebrate a different year of Barnstormers history each week. During each Thursday home game a player with a key part in the team’s 9 year history will be added to a “Ring Of Honor” on the outfield wall. Ten players will be added over the course of the season and will be voted on by fans.
“Fry-Days” will offer a different fried food item at every Friday home game. Inspired by the fare at fairs and farm shows in the area fans can look forward to fried pickles, fried ice-cream, fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and more on “Fry-Days” throughout the season.
Another exciting new promotion is the “Sunday Steal”. Flash sales will be held during each Sunday game with sales on merchandise, food and other fun items in the Stadium.
Fans can also look forward to 19 spectacular Fireworks Shows over the course of the season including every Saturday night, a selection of Friday nights, July 4th and on Opening Night on May 1st.
On top of the weekly promotions the Barnstormers will be introducing some new one of a kind giveaway items for fans to take home.
- Saturday, May 31st in celebration of Lancaster City School Spirit Night, the first 1000 fans will receive a J.P. McCaskey bobblehead presented by Hagelgans & Veronis Law Firm and Kegel’s Produce.
- The first 1000 fans will receive a camouflage hat on Friday, June 20th presented by Hess’s BBQ.
- Saturday, July 5th promises to be a hallmark night of the year with a massive, first time ever giveaway. Turkey Hill Dairy is sponsoring a Clipper Magazine Stadium replica for the first 1,000.
- Pepsi will put a 12 pack cooler in the hands of the first 1000 fans on August 15th.
- On Wednesday, August 27th the first 1000 fans will receive a picture frame courtesy of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
- On Thursday, September 11th, the first 1000 fans will receive a gym duffle bag presented by Pyrotechnico.
Pennsylvania State Representative Steven Mentzer and former Representative John Bear are once again preparing for a Salute to Veterans Program that will honor all branches of military service on Thursday, May 22nd in one of the most important programs of the Barnstormers’ season.
The Barnstormers’ heralded School Spirit Program sponsored by Engle Publishing will honor 15 School Districts ready to create evenings to celebrate their students and teachers. These special evenings will include band and choral group performances along with moving recognition ceremonies in honor of each district,
Here is this season’s scheduled School Spirit Nights:
Friday, May 2nd- Elizabethtown School District
Saturday, May 3rd- Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Sunday, May 4th- Manheim Township School District
Monday, May 5th- Lancaster Mennonite School District
Friday, May 9th – Catholic School Night
Saturday, May 10th- Hempfield School District
Monday, May 19th- Warwick School District
Tuesday, May 27th- Donegal School District
Friday, May 30th- Solanco School District
Saturday, May 31st- Lancaster City School District
Monday, June 9th- Columbia School District
Wednesday, September 3rd- Conestoga Valley School District
Thursday, Sept 4th- Pequea Valley School District
Friday, Sept 12th- Lancaster Country Day School
Sunday, Sept 14th- Manheim Central School District
WJTL’s Faith & Family Night will be celebrated on Saturday, July 12th.
The great tradition of Agriculture Night with the Barnstormers is on the schedule for Saturday, June 28th.
Another hallmark evening is Scout Night Sleepover, scheduled for Friday, June 20th. Scouts from throughout Central Pennsylvania will travel to Lancaster, tents in hand, to camp out in the outfield and enjoy a night under the stars following the Barnstormers game.
“There is a tremendous buzz about our 10th Anniversary Season throughout our Lancaster County Community,” said Tony DeMarco, Vice President of Fan Experience. “Prepare for one of the most memorable years ever at Clipper Magazine Stadium!”
This is only a sample of what is in store for Barnstormers fans in 2014. The club is working diligently to add more giveaways, more weekly specials, and all sorts of crazy antics. The fun all begins on Opening Day, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. when the Barnstormers take on the York Revolution.
To check the latest additions to the 2014 promotional schedule visit www.lancasterbarnstormers.com.