March 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Alex Freedman
“FIRST LOOK FAN FEST” RETURNS MARCH 26
Free fan appreciation event open to the public, featuring an Easter Egg Hunt,
Dodger Dog eating contest, and much more
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Dodgers will host their second annual “First Look Fan Fest” Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
“We had an overwhelming response for ‘First Look Fan Fest’ last year, and it became very clear this is something we wanted to do for our fans again in 2016,” said OKC Dodgers President/General Manager Michael Byrnes.
Gates will open at 10 a.m., and the festivities will begin with an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. in the outfield. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children ages 12 and younger, but all participants must register in advance of the event at okcdodgers.com.
“First Look Fan Fest” will also feature the inaugural Dodger Dog eating contest at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The competition is open to fans 18 and older, and it will be limited to 10 participants each in both men’s and women’s divisions. Whoever eats the most Dodger Dogs and buns in five minutes will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the OKC Dodgers Team Store. Those interested in signing up for the contest must do so in advance of the event at okcdodgers.com.
The festivities will also include behind-the-scenes tours of the ballpark, giving fans special access to areas they normally cannot see, such as the home clubhouse. While visiting the clubhouse, fans of all ages can take batting practice in the team’s indoor batting cages.
Team mascots Brix and Brooklyn will be available to take pictures with fans throughout the day. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities, including inflatable games, a balloon artist, a face painter, and a t-shirt design station.
Those who work up an appetite during “First Look Fan Fest” will be able to sample new menu items slated to be served at the ballpark this season.
Fans will have the chance to purchase ticket packages and pick their seats for the season. Ticket representatives will be on hand to assist and answer any questions, and the ticket office will be open to sell single-game tickets. The OKC Dodgers Team Store will be open with brand new merchandise for the 2016 season, with certain items in the store up to 50 percent off.
A special panel of VIP guests will be on hand to sign autographs and take part in a question-and-answer session. Details will be announced at a later date.
“First Look Fan Fest” will also coincide with the OKC Dodgers High School Baseball Series, with Coyle squaring off against Shidler starting at noon.
Free parking will be available in the Joe Carter Lot, located behind right field at the northeast corner of Reno and Joe Carter Avenues.
For a full list of activities, visit okcdodgers.com.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers open their home schedule on Friday, April 15 against the Nashville Sounds at 7:05 p.m. For more information about “First Look Fan Fest” or the 2016 OKC Dodgers season, visit okcdodgers.com or call (405) 218-1000.