Apologies from all of us at the 66ers for the lack of posts this week, but we’ve sort of been saving it all up for a doozie.
Today we released our 2011 Promotions Schedule, complete with three fireworks extravaganzas, two national entertainment acts and tons of great giveaways. It’s the day you pick your favorite games and decide which dates you can’t miss at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.
We begin on Opening Night, April 7, with our magnet schedule giveaway against I-10 rival Rancho Cucamonga. From there, almost every night features some sort of promotion, whether it’s a themed evening, special giveaway or traveling act.
Christopher (you may remember him from last year as the Amazing Christopher) returns this year on June 10 with his dancing dummies and wild music. He’ll entertain the crowd as Michael Jackson or as the Village People, or may have a new and unique routine to show off in San Bernardino this year. Another national touring act, the Inflatamaniacs also return this year on April 22. The Inflatamaniacs are inflatable mascots that use bizarre costumes and interesting dance moves to crack up the crowd.
Christopher performing at a game in 2010 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.
Inflatamaniacs character “Munchie” catches items from a 66ers bat boy during a game in 2010 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.
The 66ers have a strong tradition of memorable giveaway items. This season we have nearly 20 giveaways, ranging from items featured at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to exclusive 66ers products, including a Felix Hernandez bobblehead, celebrating his 2010 Cy Young winning season (August 20).
We’ve partnered with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to produce several giveaways this year, none more exciting than the lucha libre mask that we’ll provide our fans on July 22. The mask, which features an Angels theme, will resemble the masks worn by popular high flying Mexican wrestlers.
WWE professional wrestler Rey Mysterio in a traditional lucha libre mask. (Credit WWE Entertainment).
In addition to giveaways and entertainment acts, Arrowhead Credit Union Park will be a hot spot for theme nights all season long. We’ll have nightly themes, including Toyota of Redlands 50 Cent Fridays, where select items will be significantly discounted throughout the ballpark, and Bark in the Ballpark on Wednesdays where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs through the gates.
We’ll also celebrate 25 years of professional baseball in San Bernardino this year with Turn Back the Clock Tuesdays, where players will wear San Bernardino Spirit jerseys every Tuesday throughout the season. Any fans with special memories from the past quarter-century are encouraged to tell us all about them in the comment section, and we’d love to use some of those in game this year.
Not all theme nights are limited to nightly features, however. As noted in a previous entry in The Inland Empire Insider, we’ll have decade nights, where fans are encouraged to join the 66ers Dance Team in dressing in appropriate attire from the specific era. Star Wars Night returns on June 11, and, in order to coincide with summer movie releases, there will be special evenings dedicated to Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean.
66ers Dancers in poodle skirts on 50s Night at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in 2010.
Ticket packages have been created around these promotions, with our 24 Game Premium Plan guaranteeing at least one game against every California League opponent and a giveaway or theme night on just about every night. For more information about our ticket packages, click here or call (909) 888-9922.
To view the complete list of promotions for 2011, click here. Please also remember that all promotions are subject to change without notice.
Opening Night is only a handful of weeks away! April 7 can’t get here soon enough!