SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - With Opening Day less than six weeks away, the Syracuse Chiefs have released the promotional schedule for the 2018 season.
This year, the overarching theme of the Chiefs promotional schedule is the “Season of Central New York” featuring 21 fireworks days, Salt Potatoes Weekend, Star Wars Night, and more.
The “Season of Central New York” theme for 2018 will focus on brands, people, inventions, food, etc. from the Central New York area.
Some examples are:
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, from Chittenango, NY
- Salt Potatoes
- Buy Local Night featuring local businesses
- CNY Celebrities
- Syracuse Sky Chiefs
- Brannock Device – invented by Charles F. Brannock, Syracuse University alum &
founder of the Brannock Device Company, headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.
“I think this year’s promotional schedule is our best one yet because it honors our community and all the different things that have made it great,” said Jason Smorol, general manager. “The Chiefs are proud to be located in Central New York and it’s going to be a fun season as we pay tribute our community all summer long.”
In addition to the “Season of Central New York” promotions in 2018, the Chiefs will feature 21 fireworks shows, 24 giveaway nights, Bark in the Park, $1 Thursdays, Armed Forces Day, Star Wars Night and more. There will be (3) bobblehead giveaways, (4) jersey giveaways, light sword giveaways and so much more.
Also this season, The Syracuse Salt Potatoes and the Rochester Plates will face off in the Duel of the Dishes during the 2018 season. The Salt Potatoes and Plates will have their first on-field battle on Thursday, June 21st at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY. The rivals will play again on Saturday, August 25th at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY. The teams will compete for the Golden Fork, which will be held by the winning team after each competition.
Opening Day is Thursday, April 12th, the Chiefs will take on Norfolk, first pitch is at 2:00 p.m.
Fans can visit www.syracusechiefs.com for the entire, up-to-date promotional schedule.
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