Opening Night Details For The Northwest Arkansas Naturals

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are going to bat for the home opener happening tonight (Thurs. April 16) at Arvest Ballpark!

The weather should be clear, so the fireworks display will be enjoyed by everyone who comes out as The Naturals begin their eighth season of play in Northwest Arkansas.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with pre-game ceremonies starting at 5:45 p.m. The first pitch will be thrown against the Midland RockHounds at 6:05 p.m.

The first 5,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive an official magnet schedule for the 2015 season.

The pre-game ceremony at Arvest Ballpark will include the following events:

  • Naturals Hall of Fame Ceremony – The Naturals will induct the 3rd member into the Naturals Hall of Fame. Nominees include 1B Eric Hosmer, 1B Kila Ka’aihue, 3B Mike Moustakas and C Salvador Perez.
  • 5-Year Anniversary of the 2010 Texas League Championship A video tribute will be shown on the video board prior to the game.
  • Special Ceremony Commemorating the Royals American League Championship
  • Helicopter Courtesy of AR Saves Strike Out Stoke Delivering the Game Ball
  • Special guests include Kansas City Royals’ owner david Glass and Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse
  • Special Entrances by Strike the Sasquatch and Sinker the Lake Creature
  • Buck Night – The first Buck Night of the 2015 season features select items for $1 at the Arvest Ballpark Concession Stands including: Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks & Peanuts.
  • Thirsty Thursday – Features Miller High Life 16 oz. drafts for only $2 at specific locations and $1 small Coca-Cola fountain drinks from the concession stand.

If you’re headed out to the ballpark, be sure to keep an eye out for 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb and 5NEWS Meteorologists Garrett Lewis and Joe Pennington!

For more information on tonight’s game, or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!