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Homestand Highlighs: Stripers Host Bobby Cox at Coolray Field Opening

April 2, 2019 - International League (IL) - Gwinnett Stripers News Release

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Gwinnett Stripers open the 2019 season with a six-game homestand filled with exciting promotions. The Stripers will host the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) for four games from April 4-7 and the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) for two games from April 8-9. The homestand includes Opening Night festivities on April 4, Mardi Gras Night featuring a pregame Crawfish Boil and postgame Fireworks on April 5, a Bobby Cox Hall of Fame Jersey Giveaway as part of his International League Hall of Fame induction on April 6, and much more.

Here's a full look at the homestand:

Thursday, April 4 - Stripers vs. Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Game Time: First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 6:00 p.m. Presenting Sponsor: Georgia Power

* National Anthem performed by: Ryan Brooks * Team Introduction: Meet the 2019 Gwinnett Stripers led by third-year manager Damon Berryhill during a pregame introduction ceremony * Opening Night Starter: 2018 National League All-Star Mike Foltynewicz will be Gwinnett's starting pitcher * 2019 Schedule Cling Giveaway: The first 5,000 fans will receive a Stripers' 2019 Schedule Cling, courtesy of Georgia Power

Friday, April 5 - Stripers vs. Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Game Time: First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

* Mardi Gras Night & Crawfish Boil: Fans can add on a classic Southern crawfish boil pregame * Friday Fireworks: The first spectacular fireworks display of the season

Saturday, April 6 - Stripers vs. Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Game Time: First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Presenting Sponsor: Coolray Heating & Cooling

* Bobby Cox International League Hall of Fame Celebration: Legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will be present and inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in a special pregame ceremony * Bobby Cox Replica Hall of Fame Jersey Giveaway: The first 2,500 fans will receive a replica Bobby Cox Hall of Fame jersey, courtesy of Coolray Heating & Cooling

Sunday, April 7 - Stripers vs. Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Game Time: First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 12:00 p.m. Presenting Sponsor: Georgia United Credit Union

* Sunday Funday: Pregame Catch on the Field and postgame Kids Run the Bases

Monday, April 8 - Stripers vs. Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) Game Time: First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

* Swag Monday: The first 500 fans will receive a Stripers koozie

Tuesday, April 9 - Stripers vs. Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) Game Time: First pitch is at 12:05 p.m. Coolray Field gates will open at 11:00 a.m

* Business Person Special: A special matinee game for our area business leaders

Tickets for all Gwinnett Stripers home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Ticket Office and online at GoStripers.com/tickets.


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