Cubs Ready to Begin Season with a Bang

Cubs home opener set for 4/10/09

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – After a short trip to Brevard County on Thursday April 9th the Daytona Cubs will come home to start a six game home stand as they begin their quest to repeat as Florida State League Champions. The Cubs will start the home stand with a three game series against the Brevard County Manatees, the Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The first game of the series will be the Cubs home opener presented by Wendy’s. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and the gates open at 5 p.m. There will be inflatable’s for children along the riverwalk, numerous prizes to be given away, the Wendy’s girls and one of the biggest fireworks shows ever seen in Daytona. Also continuing a Friday night tradition at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, at the conclusion of the ballgame kids will have the opportunity to take the field and run the bases.

On Saturday, April 11th the Cubs will continue the series with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. The Glass Doctor will be sponsoring a Magnet Schedule Giveaway for the first 1,250 fans who enter the park. Saturday nights at the Jack are fireworks nights and fans are recommended to stay after the game to watch a spectacular fireworks show brought to you by the YMCA, WDSC-Channel 15, Jon Hall Chevrolet, and Chick-Fil-A. The gates open at 5:30 p.m.

The third and final game of the series against the Manatees will take place Monday, April 13th at 7:05 p.m. with the gates opening at 6:05 p.m. The game will also be the first Belly Buster Monday presented by Papa Johns and 95.7 WHOG-FM. Belly Buster nights at the Jack mean that the food is on the house as all game long fans can eat as many hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and peanuts as they would like. Tickets are $11 for general admission and $15 dollars for VIP seats. The first 1000 fans will receive a Team Poster and one lucky fan will win Pizza for a year from Papa Johns Pizza.

After the three-game set ends with Brevard the Cubs will host the Dunedin Blue Jays, the Single-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.