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Sounds Have Several Promotions For Eight Game Homestand

May 25, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Nashville Sounds News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Sounds return home to historic Greer Stadium this Friday, May 28, to open an eight-game homestand against the division-rival Iowa Cubs (Cubs affiliate) and Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers affiliate).

Highlighting the week's worth of promotions will be two fireworks shows, Military Appreciation Day, Taco Bell Throwback Thursday, and a Webkinz giveaway.

The Sounds welcome manager Ryne Sandberg and the Iowa Cubs back to Greer on Friday for the 7:05 p.m. homestand opener. Combined with Firestone Friday Fireworks, Friday is another great night to come out to the ballpark. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. Tennessee Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher will make an appearance and throw a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

The second game of the four-game series with the Cubs on Saturday night offers another chance for fans to watch postgame fireworks. Game time is 6:35 p.m. with gates opening at 4:05 p.m. Country music group Savannah Jack will make an appearance and throw a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Sunday afternoon's 2:05 p.m. contest features Purity Sundae Sunday with $1 ice cream sundaes at Greer Stadium. Ozzie's Kids Club members receive free admission to Sunday games. For sign up information, visit the Community section of Gates open at 12:35 p.m.

Memorial Day's series finale with Iowa takes place at 2:05 p.m. on Monday afternoon and it will be Military Appreciation Day, where veterans or active military personnel and their families can show their military ID at the box office for a Buy One Ticket, Get One Free offer. It is also Dollar Hot Dog Day at Greer, where fans are able to purchase hot dogs for $1 each. Game time is 2:05 p.m. with gates opening at 12:35 p.m.

The Albuquerque Isotopes make their first visit to Greer for Tuesday evening's 7:05 p.m. contest. It is KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets, where fans will be able to bring in a KRAFT Singles package wrapper/proof of purchase to the box office for a Buy One Ticket, Get One Free offer. Gates open at 5:35 p.m.

The Isotopes and Sounds face off again at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday for the second game of the four-game set. Albuquerque and Nashville split a four-game series earlier this season in Albuquerque, where the winning team scored 11 or more runs in three of the four games.

Thursday's 7:05 p.m. contest is Taco Bell Throwback Thursday. The Sounds will be wearing retro 1980s-style uniforms, while fans have the opportunity to enjoy concession stands filled with discounted pricing, such as $2 beer, $2 soft drinks, $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, and $2 nachos. College students also receive a $5 General Admission ticket with a college ID. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. Beer sales will conclude at the end of the 6th inning, while Slugger's will sell until the end of game.

The first 2,000 fans through the turnstiles for Friday's 7:05 p.m. homestand finale will receive a popular Lil' Webkinz stuffed animal lion character. Webkinz is an exciting online virtual experience where your plush pet comes to life, coming with a special code that lets you adopt your pet in Webkinz World. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. Heisman Trophy winner and four-time Pro Bowler with the Tennessee Titans Eddie George will make an appearance and throw a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Following the homestand, Nashville will begin an eight-game road trip to face the Round Rock Express (Astros affiliate) and the Omaha Royals (Royals affiliate) before returning to Greer Stadium on Monday, June 14, to open an eight-game homestand with the division-rival Memphis Redbirds and Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Individual and season tickets, as well as group packages, are currently on sale. Call (615) 690-HITS ext. 2 or visit the Sounds' website at to order or for more information.

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