Let the countdown begin! Baseball season at Jimmy John’s Field is almost here. Opening night is Friday, May 11 and the United Shore Professional Baseball League staff is excited to unveil many new additions for the 2018 season.
JJ the Field General: JJ the golden retriever is the newest addition to the USPBL team. He will make his debut opening weekend and will perform at every game by retrieving bats.
USPBL Game Day Dance Crew: The Inaugural Dance Crews will perform at every game this season to enhance an already premium experience. The dance crews feature several local performers, including dancers that have won national championships and star in music videos and television shows.
Theme Nights: Live music will return to the ballpark every Saturday, featuring 94.7 WCSX Classic Rock Saturdays and 99.5 WYCD Country Music Nights. Other exciting theme night promotions include:
- Fairytale Entertainment on Sunday Fun Days, which will feature your favorite children’s characters on Sunday Fun Days
- The Fireworks spectacular every Friday night
- Guinness World Record Holder Dave “The Bullet” Smith as the Human Cannonball
- Bark in the Park
- Magic Nights with Anthony Grupido
Radar Speed Pitch Zone: How fast can you throw? The radar speed pitch machine presented by Detroit Tooth Consultants is a new addition to the Kids Zone area. Children and adults can test their skills and find out how fast they can throw a baseball. Can you record the fastest pitch of the day?
ESPN3: Also new this season, the USPBL will be featured as part of the ESPN Game of the Week series on ESPN3. The broadcast will showcase Jimmy John’s Field on a national stage and will be available on your smartphone, tablet, computer, Apple TV or ROKU.
Expanded All You Can Eat Buffet Menu: Looking for the perfect company outing or private event? Let the team at Jimmy John’s Field do all the work. The brand new expanded BBQ buffet menu includes premium Dearborn brand hot dogs, slow roasted homemade BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken breast, fresh pasta salad, seasonal fruit salad, Better Made potato chips and assorted cookies. Your guests will also receive unlimited soft drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water, plus two drink tickets per adult for domestic draft beer or wine. The group patio areas are booking up fast and can host any size group. Please contact our front office at 248-601-2400 x4 for more information or to reserve your date.
You won’t want to miss the 2018 season at Jimmy John’s Field. Make sure to check out our 2017 highlight video and get ready to play ball!
Theresa Doan is vice president for groups and events at the United Shore Professional Baseball League.