Carolina Mudcats to Host Montgomery Biscuits in Five-Game Homestand

Aug. 11-15 Home Series Will Include Thirsty Thursday, Philanthropy Friday, Other Promotions

Zebulon, NC, August 11, 2011 --( The Carolina Mudcats (, Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, has announced the team’s upcoming five-game home series against the Montgomery Biscuits starting Thursday, Aug. 11 through Monday, Aug. 15. Thursday, Friday and Monday’s games all have start times of 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s game will begin at 6:15 p.m., and Sunday’s game will start at 2 p.m.

The game scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 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 Friday, Aug. 12 meeting marks Frito’s Family Friday’s. Fans have the opportunity to be chosen to participate in several ballpark activities including throwing the first pitch. Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Traveler’s Insurance and Moore & Johnson Agency, will follow the completion of the game. Scooby Doo will make an appearance, presented by Time Warner Cable.

The game will recognize Philanthropy Friday at Five County Stadium as well. Fans who bring new or gently used sports equipment to Friday’s game will receive a free general admissions ticket, through a partnership with Special Olympics North Carolina. Equipment needed for Special Olympics includes goggles, basketballs, pinnies, tennis or basketball shoes, softball or soccer cleats, gym bags, bats, gloves, batting helmets and golf club sets.

The Saturday, Aug. 13 contest will feature the Mudcats Lunch Bag Cooler Giveaway for fans 15 years or younger. The giveaway is presented by Berkshire Park Apartments. The N.C. Education Lottery will be at Five County Stadium during Saturday’s game and will have lottery prize packs and special games available. Scooby Doo will make another appearance during the same game, again presented by Time Warner Cable.

During the Sunday, Aug. 14 game, Scooby Doo will appear at Five County Stadium courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Kids Run the Bases will be featured after the completion of Sunday’s game.

The game scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15 will feature the School‘s Out Celebration. The Mudcats and schools in the Five County Stadium footprint (Wake, Johnston, Nash, Wilson, and Franklin counties) are rewarding students and teachers for their hard work and success this past school year. Students have been awarded a ticket voucher to celebrate their achievements and may redeem their voucher for a ticket to Monday’s game.

“We are excited to have a number of family-friendly promotions happening during this five-game homestand,” said Mudcats president Steve Bryant. “We hope kids and adults alike can make it out to Five County Stadium and enjoy baseball and nights out as a family during these last few weeks of summer.”

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-The Montgomery Biscuits are the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball Team (MLB) based in Tampa, Fla.

- 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 remaining 2011 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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