Homestand Preview Powered by Acumen IT Highlights Opening Week at Fluor Field
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After a busy offseason of enhancements at Fluor Field, baseball season has finally arrived in Downtown Greenville! The Greenville Drive kick off the 2017 campaign with a seven-game homestand as part of Opening Week presented by TD Bank. All week long, Drive fans will enjoy their first glimpse of the future Boston Red Sox while enjoying the return of several of Fluor Field’s favorite promotions in what shapes up to be an exciting week of action.
Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 6th at 7:05 PM as the Drive begin a four-game series against the Delmarva Shorebirds, an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. To celebrate Opening Night, the Drive will hold full pregame introductions of the entire Drive roster and coaching staff, with firework poppers capping each player’s announcement.In addition, the Drive will welcome Kevin Poyck, the Group President of Hubbell Lighting, to throw out the first pitch, as Hubbell Lighting and the Greenville Drive debut the all-new Champions Club presented by Hubbell Lighting. In addition, Opening Night also serves as the first Dollar Drink Night of the season, with $1 Pepsi products will be available at all Fluor Field concession stands and $1 PBRs for fans over 21 in The Iron Yard 500 Club.
On Friday, April 7th, the Drive will host their first Hubbell Lighting “Light it Up” Friday Night Fireworks following the 7:05 PM game. The Drive’s famous fireworks display is great for fans of all ages, and both the show and the game will be accompanied by the Drive’s 60’s Night promotion, which features all your favorite songs from the 60’s as well as 60’s themed games, trivia and more.
The Drive will welcome the ZOOperstars! back to Fluor Field on Saturday, April 8th at 7:05 PM. This crazy combination of inflatable, animalistic superstars perform fantastic routines, making them one of themost hilarious shows in sports, and a must-see for fans of all ages. Fans will be captivated by the fun and games of characters such as Cow Ripken Jr., Harry Canary, Shark McGwire, Manatee Ramirez and many more.
The weekend concludes on Sunday, April 9th with Safe Kids Upstate Day at Fluor Field. First pitch for Sunday’s game is at 4:05 PM, and kids can participate in a pregame parade around Fluor Field starting at 3:30. Safe Kids will also be giving away bike helmets during the first two innings of the game, and along the concourse, stations will be set up for kids to learn about all aspect of safety, in sports, in the water and in heat or fire. Following the game, kids should stick around to run the bases presented by BlueCross BlueShield.
The Drive will begin a three-game series with the Lexington Legends, an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, on Monday, April 10th at 7:05 PM. The Drive will recognize Trehel Corporation for their efforts in completing the massive Fluor Field renovation project. Without the dedication and contributions of the many hard-working employees of Trehel and their subcontractors, the all-new Fluor Field wouldn’t be possible. Among the latest projects fans will enjoy at Fluor Field are the Green Monster seats and the all-new Front Porch, the Drive’s ticket holder lounge.
The series continues on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:05 PM with Fluor Community Night. Since 2008, Fluor Field has been a catalyst for economic vitality of the downtown Greenville community with Fluor Corporation and the Drive partnering together to drive positive change throughout the region. This special evening will showcase Fluor’s commitment to the Upstate community and shine a light on the great work Fluor employees are doing to make our community a better place to live, work and play. The Drive will also celebrate St. Anthony’s Catholic School throughout the night by recognizing students, teachers and families. Father Patrick Tuttle from St. Anthony’s will throw out the first pitch before the game, and the St. Anthony’s school choir will sing the national anthem.
The homestand wraps up on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:05 PM, which also concludes Opening Week presented by TD Bank. With Greenville County Schools on spring break this week, the Drive welcome fans of all ages who are enjoying their break in Greenville to head to Fluor Field for a fun night of Drive baseball and entertainment. The Drive are excited to begin their 12th season at Fluor Field in 2017, and we hope that you’ll join us during the opening homestand to help us celebrate another year of baseball in Downtown Greenville.