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CornBelters Announce 2018 Promo Schedule

March 12, 2018 - Frontier League (FL) - Normal CornBelters News Release

All season long, The Corn Crib will feature a variety of exciting promotions, giveaways, ticket specials, and food and beverage deals. Nightly promotions include Two'fer Tuesdays, MICU Wear It Wednesdays, Budweiser Thirst Quenchin' Thursdays, CEFCU Entertaining Fridays, State Farm Saturdays, and Sunday Family FUNdays.

In addition to an all-new game entertainment experience, the CornBelters will introduce a new ballpark concession value menu this season. Fans will be able to purchase a number of items ranging from one to three dollars, including fountain sodas, hot dogs, slices of pizza, Beer Nuts, and candy.

The CornBelters have also released new birthday packages, luxury suite options, and all-inclusive game tickets with all-you-can-eat and drink (including domestic draft beer) service line access each game night. For full details on ticket packages, call or text the CornBelters at 309-454-2255 or visit

"This is going to be the best season yet at The Corn Crib," said CornBelters President and General Manager Steve Malliet. "We're doing things at the ballpark this year that we've never done before and hope that the community will join us in creating a historic season of baseball and family-fun in Bloomington-Normal."

The CornBelters will kick off the 2018 season with a three-game homestand against the Traverse City Beach Bums. CEFCU Opening Night on Friday, May 11th will feature a postgame firework show, followed by a State Farm Saturday Star Wars Night on May 12th including character appearances and a kid's lightsaber giveaway for the first 500 kids in attendance. Sunday, May 13th is a Family Funday Mother's Day Special as Moms get in free and receive a five-dollar concession voucher with the purchase of one regular priced Reserved Box Seat ($10 each) by a family member.

A few other game night highlights this season will include Jose Canseco Weekend, presented by the Town of Normal, from June 29-July 1. Jose has signed a three-day contract to play for the CornBelters during their homestand against the Florence Freedom.

Leading up to the third annual Legends Game at The Corn Crib on Saturday, August 4th, the CornBelters will be hosting two "D-Lee" bobblehead giveaways at regular season home games. The first 500 will be given out for the CEFCU Entertaining Friday on July 6th, with another 500 going out on July 27th.

To view the full schedule with game night details, visit and click the "Schedule" tab to visit the nightly promotions page.


Normal Adds New Entertainment Staff to Front Office

"We are putting everything we have into creating a world-class show here at The Corn Crib," said CornBelters President and General Manager Steve Malliet. "We'll be the first to admit that the last few seasons, our show has been stale. We can do better, and our fans deserve better, so we are going all in on this season and will be delivering a high-quality sports entertainment experience every game night."

Connor Howard joins the CornBelters for his first season as the director of entertainment. Before Normal, he worked with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. While earning his degree in Recreation and Sports Management from the University of Tennessee, Connor also served as a marketing intern where he primarily worked with Tennessee Baseball assisting with game day special events on "The Porch," but also spent time working with men's and women's basketball on-court promotions.

Shari Williams has come on board as the team's entertainment coordinator. She has been working in the entertainment industry since 1986 in all aspects of live production and has been a performer, stage manager, choreographer, writer, director, and creative lead. As a creative entertainment executive for multiple years, Shari has been producing and developing professional sports entertainment from field level to control room.

"We're excited to have two experienced, and very talented, individuals [Shari and Connor] join our staff," said Malliet. "What we are doing this season is about as close as you can get to a rebrand of our team. From our game day entertainment experience to our ballpark value menu at concession stands and from lower ticket prices to our marketing. We believe fans are going to be stunned, amazed, and hooked on CornBelters baseball at The Corn Crib this spring and summer."

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