Gwinnett Stripers Return Home for Six-Game Homestand with Norfolk

Paul Ryburn

Highlights include Ronald Acuna jersey T-shirt giveaway, Wizards & Wands Night, Mike Soroka bobblehead giveaway
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The Gwinnett Stripers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, return home to Coolray Field Tuesday, July 20 for a six-game homestand following a very successful road trip at Charlotte. Their opponents for this week's homestand will be the Norfolk Tides.

Summary of the games' promotions

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Tuesday, July 20 will be Family Value Tuesday. Presented by Coolray Heating and Cooling, fans will be able to enjoy hot dogs for only $2 and desserts for only $1. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21 will be Summer Splash Down, with kids from area youth camps in attendance for a special afternoon matinee game. It will also be Wet Nose Wednesday, presented by New Country 101.5. Dogs will be admitted free with their owners' paid tickets for seating in The Bank, Coolray Field's general admission area. The first pitch will be at 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 22 will see the first 1000 fans receive a free Mike Soroka bobblehead. Before being called up to the Atlanta Braves in 2018, Soroka pitched for the Gwinnett Stripers. In 2019, Soroka was named to the National League roster for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was also runner-up for National League Rookie of the Year for 2019.

The Stripers will wear their Xolos de Gwinnett uniforms for Thursday's game, participating in the Copa de la Diversión initiative.

Also for Thursday's game, Michelob Ultra will present Thirsty Thursday. Fans 21 and up, with proper ID, will be able to purchase 12-ounce domestic beers for only $2. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 23 will be Wizards & Wands Night. Come dressed for the ball game as your favorite wizard, and cast your spells to help lead the Stripers to victory. It will be Fireworks Friday, with a fantastic fireworks display following the game's conclusion. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, July 24 will see the first 1500 fans in the gate receive a Ronald Acuña Jr. jersey T-shirt. Acuña spent the second half of the 2017 baseball season with Gwinnett, and finished the year ranked the number one Major League Baseball prospect by Baseball America. He moved up to the Atlanta Braves in 2018, where he was named National League Rookie of the Year. In 2019, Acuña earned Major League Baseball All-Star honors.

The T-shirts being given away are based on the Stripers' road jerseys, featuring the number 24 which Acuña wore when he played for the team. The shirts are available in sizes medium and XL only. The first pitch will be at 6:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 25 will feature an afternoon for families to come on out to the ball game. Following the conclusion of the game, families will be able to run the bases, if weather permits. Wear some clothes you don't mind getting a little dusty! This Sunday Fun Day promotion is presented by Georgia United Credit Union. The first pitch will be at 1:05 p.m.

Things to know about Stripers games at Coolray Park

All fans may bring one clear plastic tote into Coolray Park. This tote must be no larger than a standard-size reusable grocery bag, and it will be subject to contactless inspection. If you need a clear plastic tote, you can buy one at Bobby's Tackle Team Store. Clutch purses no larger than 5 inches by 9 inches are permitted.

Gates generally open an hour and 5 minutes prior to game time.

Parking is available for $5 per car.

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