The Louisville Bats begin their 10th anniversary season at Louisville Slugger Field at home on Thursday, April 9 versus the Columbus Clippers, new Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, at 7:05 p.m. The team's opening seven-game homestand runs through Wednesday, April 15.
In addition to all fans receiving a free 2009 magnet schedule, Opening Day sponsor AAA Kentucky and the Bats are inviting AAA members to show their membership card for a $5 field reserved ticket (six tickets per card) on April 9.
Louisville will once again host a game on Thunder Over Louisville, as the Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, April 18. Thunder tickets range in price from a $20 lawn seat to a $35 first base field reserved seat. Thunder fireworks, which will be shot off the Second Street Bridge at approximately 9:30 p.m., are best viewed from the first base field reserved seats.
Also available are $5 field access tickets to watch Thunder Over Louisville on the outfield grass of Louisville Slugger Field. In addition, the #1 Beatles show in the world, 1964 the Tribute®, will perform a post-game concert on the field following that day's game. All fans will need their regular April 18 game admission ticket to enter the stadium on Thunder Day, as well as their field access ticket if they wish to sit on the field. Field access tickets will only be available for purchase at the Louisville Slugger Field box office.
Tickets may be purchased at ticketmaster.com, where tickets may be printed from your home computer using the ticketFast system, Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Louisville Slugger Field box office located in the West Hall of Fame. Regular hours at the Louisville Slugger Field box office will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Ticketmaster ticket centers are located at all Kroger Supermarket locations.
The entire 2009 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found online at www.batsbaseball.com. Full and partial season ticket packages are also available for purchase. For more information please visit www.batsbaseball.com or call (502) 212-2287.