Express kicks off 16th season at Dell Diamond

Eight-game homestand highlighted by Nolan Ryan Hall of Fame plaque

Baseball in Central Texas is back! The Round Rock Express opened the gates of Dell Diamond on Friday, April 17 with an eight-game homestand starting with a four-game series against division-rival Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate). The homestand continues, as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers) come to town for four more games.

The opening homestand is loaded with events, giveaways and unique fan opportunities including the display of Nolan Ryan’s National Baseball Hall of Fame plaque at Dell Diamond, the St. David’s Summer Concert Series presented by Dell featuring Bob Schneider, 2015 Schedule Magnet giveaway and daily promotions on weekdays. 

Nolan Ryan’s National Baseball Hall of Fame plaque will be leaving Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in history. Fans will be allowed to take photographs with the plaque on Friday and Saturday night.

Below are highlights and promotions for each game of the eight-game homestand. Check the Express website for updates or changes to the schedule.

Nolan Ryan Hall of Fame PlaqueFriday, April 17   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)

media partner:  104.9 The Horn FM (Austin Radio Network); KVUE

  • Nolan Ryan’s Hall of Fame Plaque will be on display from 5:30-8:30  p.m.
  • Ceremonial first pitch by former major league pitcher and Round Rock native Brian Gordon
  • National Anthem performance by Austin native Malford Milligan with a post-game set in the Intel Club (free for all fans)
  • 2015 Schedule Magnet giveaway (first 5,000 fans) – presented by Budweiser
  • Brew Review beer tasting –  Come sample delicious craft beer, open to those 21 and older
  • Bud Light Friday Fireworks –  Watch the Texas sky fill with color after the game.

Saturday, April 18   |   6:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)
media partner: KOKE FM (Austin Radio Network); KVUE

  • Nolan Ryan’s Hall of Fame Plaque will be on display from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Ceremonial first pitch by Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley
  • Express Cap giveaway (first 2,500 fans) – presented by Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships
  • St. David’s Summer Concert Series presented by Dell: Bob Schneider Post-Game Concert
  • “Have a Ball” Round Rock Arts Council silent auction.

Sunday, April 19   |   1:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)
media partner:  Classic 105.3 (Austin Radio Network); KVUE

  • H-E-B Kids Day – pre-game events outside the stadium & post-game run the bases (12 & under).
  • Kids Club Runs the ShowJunior Slugger Kids Club members will help the promotional staff during the game

Monday, April 20   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)
media partner:  104.9 The Horn FM (Austin Radio Network); KVUE

  • Bark in the Park presented by Action Pack Dog Center. Bring your pup to Dell Diamond and enjoy a ball game with man’s best friend! (Must register in advance) 
  • $1 hot dogs, sodas courtesy of Mrs. Baird’s

Tuesday, April 21   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)
media partner:  104.9 The Horn FM (Austin Radio Network); KVUE

  • Half Price Tuesday presented by A+FCU

Wednesday, April 22   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)
media partner: Univision TV & Univision Radio

  • Winning Wednesday presented by The Texas Lottery
  • Strike Out Hunger! Bring two H-E-B branded canned goods in exchange for one lawn ticket, benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.

Thursday, April 23   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)
media partner: Univision TV & Univision Radio

  • The Original Thirsty Thursday presented by Firetrol – Discount draft beer and $1 sodas

Friday, April 24   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)
media partner: Univision TV & Univision Radio

  • March of Dimes Night – the Express will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game
  • Bud Light Friday Fireworks – post-game fireworks show

Express games are broadcast on The Horn 104.9 FM and steamed live online at www.hornfm.comFor tickets and information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call 512-255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook and Twitter.

                                                                  

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