The Tulsa Drillers will open their 2017 home schedule on Thursday, April 13 when they host the Midland RockHounds at ONEOK Field. It will be the first of six games in the opening homestand. The Drillers will host the RockHounds (Oakland A's affiliate) for three games April 13-15, and, after an off day on Easter, the Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers affiliate) for three more games April 17-19.
The first five games of the stand will all begin at 7:05 PM. The finale on Wednesday, April 19 will mark the first afternoon game of the year in downtown Tulsa with first pitch time set for 12:05 PM.
A number of activities are planned for Opening Night 2017 to celebrate the return of baseball season. It all begins with the annual Opening Night Parade, presented by Green Country Chevy Dealers, that will start at 6:00 PM on Greenwood Avenue.
The first 5,000 fans to enter the stadium on Opening Night will receive Drillers rally towels courtesy of CPR Tulsa, FOX23, 98.5 KVOO and 106.9 K-HITS. Fans will also want to arrive early to watch Los Angeles Dodgers legend Ron Cey throw out the season's ceremonial first pitch. Although he will not be signing autographs, Cey will be available to take photos with fans on the stadium concourse.
The opener will also be a Thirsty Thursday with 12-ounce servings of Budweiser and Bud Light along with 16-ounce soft drinks on sale for only $1 each.
Finally, fans will receive a Drillers 2017 schedule magnet as they exit the stadium after the opener compliments of Mazzio's.
Other promotions during the initial homestand will include the first News On 6 Friday Night Fireworks Show on April 14, Drillers Blue Pullovers for the first 1,500 fans for Tulsa's Channel 8 Grand Slam Saturday on April 15, the first-ever Mega Money Monday at ONEOK Field on April 17 and the popular 2 Works For You $2 Tuesday on April 18.
A complete list of promotions for the opening homestand is below.
Individual tickets for the opener and the other five games in the homestand are currently available for purchase online at TulsaDrillers.com, in person at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office (201 N. Elgin Avenue) or over the phone at (918) 744-5901.