Thought I'd share this info to anyone close to New Jersey. Just received an email from the the Trenton Thunder, the Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees. I plan on going.
The Trenton Thunder will host a free event prior to Opening Night, the "Welcome North Fan Fest", on Tuesday, April 3 from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
"We're excited to continue the tradition of welcoming the new Thunder team to Trenton and giving fans a chance to meet the players before the season," said Thunder General Manager Will Smith.
At 3:00 PM, Waterfront Park gates will open and fans will be able to view the team's first practice of the year in Trenton and take tours of Waterfront Park. From approximately 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM fans will have the opportunity to meet this year's team and seek autographs. Waterfront Park concession stands will be open throughout the event and there will be prize raffles. This is a rain or shine event.
Members of the Thunder's 90% Club, a group of season ticket holders who attended at least 90% of the team's games last year, will have a special reception in the Yankee Club and Conference Center from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. The reception will feature a buffet dinner and an approximately 45 minute exclusive "meet and greet" with Thunder team members.
WELCOME NORTH FAN FEST
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 (3:00 PM - 7:30 PM) WHO: Open to Media, Sponsors, Season Ticket Holders and General Public
Waterfront Park Gates Open For Fans: 3:00 PM Stadium Tours: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Team Practice: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Player Autograph Session: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Players visit 90% Club In Yankee Club (private): 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Ballpark Closes: 7:30 PM Times are appoximate and may change.
The 2012 Trenton Thunder season will begin on Thursday, April 5 at home against New Hampshire (Toronto). All Trenton Thunder tickets are all on sale now at trentonthunder.com. All Thunder games can be heard at 91.3 FM and online at trentonthunder.com.