Drillers Conclude Regular Season At ONEOK Field, Aug 30 – Sept 5

The Tulsa Drillers will conclude the 2011 regular season with a 7-game homestand at ONEOK Field that will begin on Tuesday, August 30 and run through Labor Day on Monday, September 5. The stand will include four games against the Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) followed by three games with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals).

The first six games of the set will all begin at 7:05PM. The final game of the regular season on Monday, September 5 will have a special afternoon start time of 1:05PM.

The homestand will have one of the best promotional lineups of the season, including Fan Appreciation Weekend that will be highlighted by two separate Fireworks Shows on Friday, September 2 and Sunday, September 4. Other events will include Oktoberfest/Thirsty Thursday on September 1, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic on September 3 and Fan Appreciation Day for the regular season finale on September 5.

A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.

Tickets for all of the games are now on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office at 201 N. Elgin Ave. and at TulsaDrillers.com .Tickets are also available by calling the Ticket Office at (918)744-5901.

Season Ticket Redemption:The Drillers are giving season ticket holders a special opportunity to redeem any of their unused tickets during the homestand. Any unused season ticket can be exchanged at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office for a general admission ticket to any game during the homestand, including the two Fireworks Shows. The offer is only good for season tickets.

On Home Turf:Tulsa is 6-6 against Springfield at ONEOK Field this year and 5-6 against Northwest Arkansas.

Bring Your Bats:Expect plenty of offense in the series with the Cardinals. The two teams have combined to average nearly 12 runs scored per game in 28 previous meetings this year. As a team, the Drillers are hitting .295 against the Redbirds. Tommy Field leads the way with a .396 average and 7 home runs, while Hector Gomez is batting .291 against the Cards with 6 homers.

Keeping It Close:If past performance is any indication, you can expect to see close games during the 7-game homestand. Of the 63 games the Drillers have played at ONEOK Field this season, 29 (46%) have been decided by one or two runs.

DRILLERS SCHEDULE/PROMOTIONS (August 30-Sept. 5)

Tuesday, August 30. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM $2 TUESDAY
The ultimate night of discounts returns to ONEOK Field with $2 Tuesday presented by Pepsi, Warehouse Market, Mix 96 and 2 News Works For You. General Admission tickets on the outfield lawn are only $2.00 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3.00 off normal prices. In addition, hot dogs, Mazzio’s Pizza slices, 21 ounce Pepsi fountain drinks, jumbo soft pretzels and souvenir programs will be on sale for only $2.00 each.
KRAFT SINGLES TUESDAY NIGHT TICKETS
Buy one, get one FREE from Kraft Singles! Fans presenting an outer wrapper from a package of Kraft Singles can purchase two regular priced tickets for the price of one! Only one ticket discount can be used when purchasing tickets.

Wednesday, August 31. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
AMERICAN WAR MEMORIAL NIGHT / DAV TRADING CARDS
All retired and active members of the United States Armed Forces can receive ½ price general admission tickets at the Stadium Ticket Windows with a proper ID courtesy of BOB FM 92.9. In addition, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will give a set of special-edition, Drillers trading cards to the first 500 fans.

FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND – September 1-4!!!
Thursday, September 1. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
THIRSTY THURSDAY / OKTOBERFEST NIGHT
Tulsa’s favorite festival comes to ONEOK Field with Oktoberfest Night presented by Z104.5, The Edge! Not only will you be able to work on your “Chicken Dance,” but it is also a Thirsty Thursday with 12 ounce servings of Bud and Bud Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products on sale for only $1 each. Siegi’s bratwursts will be on sale, 2 for the price of 1 and Spaten Beer will be only $2 per serving at the Beer Cart. Live music will be provided by Brandon Clark. Sponsored by Z104.5, The Edge.

Friday, September 2. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS / MYRON NOODLEMAN
Our final Friday Night Fireworks promotion now gives you another reason to come downtown – an appearance by Myron Noodleman! Myron will entertain fans during the game with his crazy antics, while after the game, the skies will be filled with fireworks compliments of River Spirit Casino and 98.5 KVOO.

Saturday, September 3. . . N.W. Arkansas Naturals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / PHILLIE PHANATIC / 2012 SCHEDULE MAGNETS
NewsChannel 8 presents Grand Slam Saturday and an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic! Not only do the Phillies have one of the best teams in baseball, they have one of the best mascots. The Phanatic will keep everyone laughing with his hilarious routines. In addition, all fans will receive a Drillers 2012 Schedule Magnet when they enter the stadium.

Sunday, September 4. . . N.W. Arkansas Naturals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 5:45PM
FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY FIREWORKS / HORNSBY T-SHIRTS / AUTOGRAPH SESSION / KIDS EAT FREE
Fan Appreciation Weekend concludes with the best promotion lineup of the season presented by 2 News Works For You and K95.5FM. Gates to ONEOK Field will have a special opening time of 5:45PM so fans can meet the Drillers players at a special ½ hour Autograph Session on the concourse. Also, the first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a Hornsby T-Shirt when they enter as well as an Eat Free Coupon that can be redeemed for a free hot dog, milk and ice cream dessert. The Free T-Shirts will only be available at the Arvest and Oil Derrick entrances.
Young fans are also encouraged to wear their bathing suits and enjoy our giant waterspout courtesy of EMSA and the Tulsa Fire Department.
Finally, the night will end with a bang as we conduct our final Fireworks Show of the season!

Monday, September 5. . . N.W. Arkansas Naturals (1:05PM) – Gates Open at 12:00PM
FAN APPRECIATION / DAY BASEBALL / REGULAR SEASON FINALE
The Drillers say thanks to their fans during the final regular season game of 2011. Fans will have the chance to win several great prizes that will be given away courtesy of this year’s sponsors of Drillers Baseball.

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