Carolina Mudcats Celebrates Independence Day with Jacksonville Suns Series

July 4-7 Home Series Will Include Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, Kraft Singles Tuesday Ticket Night, Thirsty Thursday and Other Promotions

Zebulon, NC, July 03, 2011 --( The Carolina Mudcats (, Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, has announced the team’s upcoming four-game home series against the Jacksonville Suns starting Monday, July 4 through Thursday, July 7. The games scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have starting times of 7:15 p.m. The Thursday, July 7 game will begin at noon. Several promotions will take place throughout the upcoming home series, beginning with a special Independence Day celebration.

Gates open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for the Monday, July 4 game. The event will feature the Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza Show to celebrate a great American tradition. Fans can enjoy one of Wake County’s largest fireworks displays, presented by Time Warner Cable, following the conclusion of the game.

Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5. Fans may buy one ticket and get one free from Kraft Singles with purchase. Bring your package wrapper to a Carolina Mudcats game on Tuesdays for a steal of a deal. Visit for more info. Exclusions apply. The July 5 game also features Dollar Dog Days, presented by Carolina Packers. Fans can enjoy all-beef hot dogs for just $1 each.

The Wednesday, July 6 game marks the 2 for 1 Wednesday promotion, where fans can buy one box seat ticket and get a second box seat ticket for free. The promotion is presented by Food Lion and is subject to availability. Additionally, the team will celebrate the Summer Reading League.

The game scheduled for the Thursday, July 7 game will feature Thirsty Thursday, presented by Natty Greene’s Brewing Company. Fans may purchase 12-ounce Pepsi products for only $1 and 16-ounce domestic drafts for only $2. The July 7 game will also feature Day at the Ballpark where Muddy and the Mudcats will host all local daycare centers, senior centers, educational centers and summer camps. Gates will open at 11 a.m. For more information please call Joshua Bridges at (919) 269-2287 or email

“The Carolina Mudcats have always enjoyed celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence with one of the largest firework displays in all of Wake County,” said Mudcats president Steve Bryant. “We are excited to kick off the festivities with one of the top rated firework shows in the area. It will be a great kickoff to the four-day homestand series and will reward our loyal fans and their families for choosing to spend their holiday at Five County Stadium.”

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-The Jacksonville Suns are the Double-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins Major League Baseball (MLB) team. For more information regarding the Jacksonville Suns, visit

- Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: online at, via the Mudcats box office at (919) 269-2287 and in person at Five County Stadium. Fans may use cash, checks or any major credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover). For all online sales or via phone, credit cards must be used.

- Tickets are available for all 70 regular season home games through Sept. 5. Regular season ticket prices are as follows: $12.50 Cattails Restaurant, $11 Premium Field-Level, $10 Box Seats, $9 Reserved Field Level and $6 General Admission. In addition to single game tickets, package plans including season tickets are still available.

- The Mudcats offer a $1 ticket discount for children (7-12), senior citizens (65+) and military personnel in the Box Seats, Reserved Field Level and General Admission sections.

- Children (ages 4-6) receive discounted tickets for $3 in the General Admission, Reserved Field Level and Box Seats. Children ages 3 and below receive complimentary General Admission tickets, Reserved Field Level and Box Seats if a seat is required. These discounts and complimentary offers do not apply to Premium Field level and Cattails Restaurant and may not be purchased online.

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, Wake Forest 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 that makes Five County Stadium “The Family Place” to be in Wake County. For more information, call (919) 269-2287 or visit

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