After the longest road trip of the season thus far, the Drive return home to Fluor Field Tuesday, April 30th for a 7-game homestand – hosting the Hickory Crawdads (affiliate of the Texas Rangers) and Charleston RiverDogs (affiliate of the New York Yankees).
An early first pitch time of 2:05 PM kicks-off the homestand on Tuesday for the annual Drive Business Downtown presented by Elliott Davis event, in the series opener versus the Crawdads. This celebration recognizes the business and community leaders that have made Downtown Greenville into the highly desirable place that it has become to live, work and play. A young professional networking event will take place in the 500 Club when gates open at 12:30 PM, featuring live music and a tasty selection of ice cold beverages and food.
In partnership with Greenville County Schools and Prisma Health, Wednesday is Health Careers Night at Fluor Field – designed to educate, excite, and “wow” students about the wide-ranging careers that the Upstate has to offer in health care. The Fluor Field concourse will feature interactive and hands-on activities with medical professionals and university representatives when gates open at 6 PM.
The final game of the series versus Hickory is on Thursday, with Dollar Drink Night. This fan-favorite includes $1 Pepsi fountain drinks at any of the Fluor Field concessions, as well as a great young professional networking opportunity in the 500 Club. Fans at least 21-years-of-age can purchase cans of Keystone Light for just $1, while the new $2 Beer of the Month is Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy!
A jam-packed four-game series with in-state rival, the Charleston RiverDogs, begins on Friday night, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM. Game one of The Battle of the Palmetto State Rivalry Series presented by Spinx, will feature Fluor Field’s renowned post-game Hubbell Lighting “Light It Up” fireworks!
“May the 4th be with you” on Saturday, with an extra special Stars Wars theme at Fluor Field. The Rebel Alliance (the Drive) will take on the Evil Empire (the RiverDogs), while The Amazing Christopher makes his Fluor Field debut! Having performed on “America’s Got Talent” and “The Tonight Show”, fans will love his dance performances, especially “Dancin’ Darth” on Saturday!
The Drive’s Reading All-Stars program, presented by Michelin, caps the homestand with celebrations on both Sunday at Monday! Elementary and middle school students from Spartanburg, Anderson, and Pickens Counties will highlight Sunday afternoon’s game at 3 PM, while Monday’s game at 7 PM will feature elementary and middle school students from Greenville County. A pre-game “Parade of Champions” will take place both days, and students will be featured in many in-between inning activities!