-The Reno Aces return home for an eight-game homestand against Fresno and Las Vegas beginning Friday, which features two Saint Mary’s Fireworks Fridays presented by KOLO 8, the much-anticipated skateboard deck giveaway and two new special events, Native American Day and Italian Night.
The homestand kicks off Friday Night at 7:05 p.m. against the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The series-opener is another Saint Mary’s Fireworks Friday presented by KOLO 8, with a fireworks show immediately following the game, accompanied by a musical theme of Aces players’ walk-up songs from the last two seasons.
In addition, Friday’s game is the first of three-straight games after which kids 12 and under can run the bases on the field, presented by Dr. David Welmerink. All children ages 12 and under have the opportunity to run the bases after every Friday, Saturday and Sunday game throughout the season.
Saturday, 1,500 kids ages 18 and under will receive a specially-designed Reno Aces skateboard deck. Fans wishing to receive this popular giveaway item are asked to line up at the rotunda entrance along Evans Avenue, as this is the only gate at which the skateboard decks will be given away.
Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. contest is the last weekend afternoon game of the season. Sunday is “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” Day presented by My 21, where lucky fans will have the opportunity to be filmed for a segment of the popular game show. Also on Sunday, NV Energy will be giving away 5,000 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and educating fans on the importance of energy efficiency.
Sunday is also Native American Day, where fans have the opportunity to purchase a $15 reserved ticket or $9 general admission ticket, which include a limited edition Aces Native American Heritage t-shirt. To get this deal, fans must enter the promotional code “native” when ordering tickets online.
On Monday, the Aces play host to Fresno for the final time in 2010, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. Monday marks the return of Family Four Packs presented by Sunny 106.9, where fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $44. Monday is also KRZQ Night, where fans can purchase a $13 ticket and t-shirt package to a dedicated section for KRZQ fans.
Tuesday welcomes the return of the Silver State Diamond Challenge, as Las Vegas makes its final visit to Aces Ballpark in 2010. Tuesday’s 7:05 game is Italian Night, where fans can purchase a $20 ticket package that includes an outfield reserved ticket and an Aces-themed fedora.
Thursday’s 7:05 tilt marks another Coors Light Thirsty Thursday™, with $2 Coors and Coors Lights available until the fifth inning. It is also Hometown Heroes Night, where the Aces will honor the everyday heroes that make Northern Nevada a great place to live.
For just $20, fans receive an outfield reserved ticket and a special Hometown Heroes t-shirt, and $5 will be donated to your local heroes' designated charity. Contact your local police, fire or public safety department to purchase tickets, or call (775) 334-7021 to learn how to get your department involved.
The homestand comes to a close Friday night at 7:05, with another Saint Mary’s Fireworks Friday presented by KOLO 8. In addition, fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44. Friday also will feature a pre-game chalk-talk in Spanish by the Aces Latino players.
Single-game tickets for all games start at just $7. Fans can purchase single-game tickets by calling the Aces Ballpark box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting RenoAces.com.
Fans can get more information on mini-plans, group tickets and season ticket plans by calling (775) 334-4700. The brand-new Freight House District, located just outside Aces Ballpark, is open seven days a week, on both game days and non-game days.