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Gwinnett Braves to Celebrate Fifth Season in 2013

January 9, 2013 - International League (IL) Gwinnett Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves announced plans to celebrate their Fifth Season as a franchise on Wednesday, January 9. Highlighted by a commemorative Bobblehead Series as well as new 5-Pack Ticket Plans, the 2013 season will include numerous celebrations of the anniversary campaign. The G-Braves have also released a Fifth Season logo that will be utilized in various ways throughout the upcoming season.

The 5-Pack Ticket Plans will be the first opportunity for fans to secure seats for the most popular games of the 2013 season prior to individual tickets going on sale later this year. These ticket packs will also offer a discount off the normal ticket price and guarantee the same seat for all five games. Each 5-Pack Plan starts at $50 for Field Box and $65 for Infield Box seating levels, respectively. The Best 5 Plan also includes Opening Day and the 4th of July games, which have been near capacity crowds every season since 2009. All 5-Packs can be purchased at the Coolray Field Box Office, by calling 678-277-0340 or by visiting gwinnettbraves.com/5pack.

Though in continuous existence as the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate since 1966, the Gwinnett Braves were officially born in late 2008 when the club moved from Richmond, VA to its current home at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. The inaugural G-Braves squad hit the field in April 2009 and has featured up-and-coming Atlanta Braves talent ever since, including first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Jason Heyward and pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Kris Medlen.

The Fifth Season Bobblehead Series will pay tribute to five former G-Braves that have gone on to stardom in Atlanta, including Freeman, Heyward, Kimbrel, Medlen and pitcher Brandon Beachy. The planned Bobblehead Series giveaway dates, as well as the supporting sponsors, are listed below:

Saturday, April 6: Brandon Beachy Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Coolray Heating and Cooling

Saturday, May 18: Freddie Freeman Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Coolray Heating and Cooling

Saturday, June 22: Jason Heyward Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Georgia Power

Saturday, July 6: Kris Medlen Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Coolray Heating and Cooling

Saturday, August 10: Craig Kimbrel Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Gwinnett Medical Center

Below are the exact dates of each available 5-Pack Ticket Plan:

Fireworks Plan

Bobblehead Plan*

Best 5 Plan

Silver Slugger Plan

Postgame Fireworks

Each Night (7:05 PM)

All 5 Alumni Bobblehead Nights (7:05 PM)

Most Popular Games

of the Season (7:05 PM)

All Day Games

(Times Vary)

Friday, April 5

Friday, May 3

Friday, June 7

Friday, August 2

Friday, August 30

Saturday, April 6

Saturday, May 18

Saturday, June 22

Saturday, July 6

Saturday, August 10

Thursday, April 4

Saturday, May 18

Saturday, June 22

Thursday, July 4

Friday, August 30

Thursday, May 9 (10:35 AM)

Sunday, May 19 (2:05 PM)

Tuesday, June 11 (12:05 PM)

Sunday, June 23 (2:05 PM)

Thursday, July 11 (12:05 PM)

*Bobblehead Plan does not guarantee receiving a giveaway item. You must be one of the first 2,000 fans in the gates to receive a bobblehead.

With help from the design team at Cotton Eyed Joe's of Gainesville, GA, the Gwinnett Braves have unveiled a Fifth Season logo for 2013. To be included on everything from souvenir cups to apparel, the logo features a "5 Seasons" wordmark in blue and red, along with crossed bats and draped banners with "2009" and "2013" displayed in white. The "G" logo from the team's field caps is in the center of a beveled home plate at the bottom of the logo. Merchandise with the new Fifth Season logo will soon be on sale at the Coolray Field Team Store and online at gwinnettbraves.com.

The entire 2013 Promotional Schedule, including Weekday Promotions will be released by the Gwinnett Braves later this offseason.

The Gwinnett Braves open their fifth season of play on Thursday, April 4, 2013 as they host the Charlotte Knights for a 7:05 PM contest at Coolray Field. For more information on G-Braves Season Tickets, Luxury Suites, Group Outings and more, contact the Coolray Field Box Office at 678-277-0340.

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