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Carolina Mudcats Celebrate Independence Day with Upcoming Fireworks Extravaganzas

Zebulon, NC, June 27, 2010 --( The Carolina Mudcats (, Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, will honor Independence Day with two Fireworks Extravaganzas shows during its upcoming homestand against the Jacksonville Suns. The homestand starts Monday, June 28 and wraps up Saturday, July 3, with all games starting at 7:15 p.m.

Following both the Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 games, fans are encouraged to enjoy Five County Stadium’s fireworks presentations. The stadium’s annual Independence Day fireworks, sponsored by Capital Bank and Assurant Health, are among the largest in Wake County.

The team is offering a number of promotions during the homestand. Fans can take advantage of KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets for the June 29 game by bringing a Kraft package wrapper to redeem a buy one, get one free ticket offer. More information is available at The June 29 game also celebrates Bright Leaf Hot Dog Dollar Dog Tuesday. All hot dogs are available for $1.

The Mudcats will host Fritos Family Friday at the July 2 game. Fans will be randomly selected to take part in special ballpark experiences like throwing out the first pitch, and those who present a bag of Fritos corn chips can enjoy a 10 percent discount on Mudcats merchandise in the stadium store for that game.

“We are excited to host Fireworks Extravaganzas to celebrate Independence Day this year,” said Carolina Mudcats owner Steve Bryant. “Five County Stadium’s fireworks displays are the biggest and best in the Triangle, and we hope all our fans can come out to enjoy them on Friday and Saturday.”

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- July 3, 1991 marks the official twentieth anniversary of the opening of Five County Stadium.

- The Jacksonville Suns serve as the Double-A affiliate for the Florida Marlins. They play in the South Division of the Southern League.

About the Carolina Mudcats:
The Carolina Mudcats is Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, located in Zebulon, N.C. The Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Mudcats play in the North Division of the Southern League at home in Five County Stadium off U.S. 264 near Franklin, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties. The Mudcats have been an established minor-league fan favorite in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Clayton, Louisburg, and surrounding towns and communities since 1991. Offering everything from fireworks to weekly promotions and group event nights from April through September, with seating ranging from inexpensive general admission to luxury suite rentals, the Carolina Mudcats provide a fun and exciting afternoon or evening of entertainment for casual and hardcore baseball fans alike. For more information, call (919) 269-2287 or visit

Jake Potter
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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