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04/09/2018 8:51 AM -

April 9, 2018
Contact: David Kerr
Phone: (219) 882-2255


GARY, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard! Single game tickets go on sale at 10 am on Monday, April 9th RailCats fans can enjoy nine giveaways, ten fireworks shows, and numerous special events.

Starting with Opening Day on May 18th, the RailCats will have ten explosive fireworks shows, including every Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday game. Get in the patriotic spirit with our Independence Day Fireworks Super Show on July 4th and our Labor Day Fireworks Super Show on September 2nd! Don’t miss out on a special SATURDAY Fireworks show on August 18th presented by GFS.

The RailCats will have four special Festival Days presented by Berey Bros.:

• July 4th4thof Juluau Pig Roast – An All-American pig roast featuring a whole roasted hog with a special performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian fire twirlers and hula dancers.
• July 21stR&R Jamaican Beach Party – Come chill with the vibe of the Caribbean and the flavors of the islands with the beach party featuring flavors from the ALL NEW full-service R&R Bar & Grill!
• August 18thAmeriCAN Beer Fest – Celebrate all things America with the first-of-its-kind ALL AMERICAN beer fest. Celebrate and explore the depths of domestic beer; PBR, Icehouse, Miller Lite, the Keystone Family, and many more....
• September 1stOktoberfest – A real German hullaballoo at the ballpark with German biers and food. Make sure to wear your lederhosen for this one! Devil's Trumpet will have a special Early Release of its famed Oktoberfest!

The RailCats welcome a new foe to the league this year – the Chicago Dogs. Named after the eponymous Chicago-style hot dog, the RailCats welcome them for their first game at the Steel Yard on Monday, May 28th with Ketchup Appreciation Day where the first 500 fans will take home a bottle of Red Gold ketchup as we kick off Grilling Season will a special Memorial Day Matinee at 4:10pm.

The 2018 schedule will feature nine free giveaways for fans:

• May 18th, 19th, & 20thMagnet Schedule presented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic & Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 fans)
• May 18thLottery Tickets presented by Hoosier Lottery (First 1,000 adults – 18+)
• May 19th Kids Replica Jersey presented by Fifth Third Bank (First 500 kids – 13 & under)
• May 28th Ketchup Bottle presented by Red Gold (First 500 fans)
• June 2ndReplica Jersey presented by Fifth Third Bank (First 1,000 adults – 13+)
• June 3rd2018 Team Photo presented by 1-800-QUIT NOW (First 1,000 fans)
• July 21stBucket Hat presented by Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 adults – 13+)
• August 19th2018 Team Card Set (First 1,000 fans)
• Septemeber 2ndT-Shirt Jersey presented by Midwest Boilers (First 1,000 adults – 13+)

Don’t miss your chance to take home a special The Office themed jersey as the ‘Cats will dress like Dwight Schrute for nine The Office Wednesday games. Don’t declare bankruptcy while having fun, purchase the RailCats Office Wednesday ticket package good for all 10 Office Wednesday games including the INDEPEDENCE DAY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA! Each package includes a souvenir “The Office”-style punch card that gets you a box seat ticket to EVERY WEDNESDAY GAME for ONLY $36! Fans who purchase this package are immediately entered to win one of the Dwight Schrute jerseys – we’ll even have the team sign it.

RailCats fans will have the opportunity to be here for some special events:

• May 28th, June 4th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 13th – Fill up as All You Can Eat Nights return to the Steel Yard by purchasing a special $10 wristband for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts!
• June 15th & August 3rd –The Scout Night Sleepover is a fun time to camp on the outfield grass, watch a movie, and have s’mores after the game!  Wake up to a delicious home-cooked breakfast!
• June 17th-Don’t miss the North Shore Health Fair where you’ll be able to take part in a variety of health screenings right on the concourse!
•June 20th – Don’t miss out on the RCS Home Health Fair during the special Youth & Senior Day game presented by RCS Home Health! Bring your youth groups, day camps, and senior centers with a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and drink! 
• July 4th – Celebrate America with a special doubleheader that includes Barefoot Hawaiian Hula with Fire Dancers, a Classic Egg Toss between games, and special Independence Day Fireworks Super Show!
• July 10th – Senior Centers, Assisted Living facilities, and nursing homes don’t want to miss out on the second Youth & Senior Day presented by AARP featuring a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and soda!
• July 22nd – Join us as we try to break our world record during Christmas in July with the World’s Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a wrapped gift to U.S. Steel Yard and you’ll be given a RANDOM wrapped gift in exchange!
• August 25th – Don’t miss your opportunity to take home a used car during our 5th Annual Clunker Car Night!

The RailCats schedule is full of fun theme nights for everyone in the family. Your puppy will surely have fun at Bark in the Park presented by McAfee Animal Hospital on May 20th and a second Bark in the Park presented by Arbor View Animal Hospital on August 5th. Don’t miss out when we celebrate 6 Degrees of Kevin “Bacon” Night with Kevin Bacon themed games and concession specials on the glorious “meat candy” July 20th. Dress up as your favorite princess or pirate on June 1st for Princess & Pirates Day! Sharpen up your Jedi skills and hang out with Darth Vader and the rest of the 501st Legion for Star Wars Night on August 4th. Throw on your pajamas and hop back into the 80s for Breakfast Club Night on August 17th where we’ll have breakfast for dinner!

Don’t miss any of the excitement this year by taking advantage of the RailCats weekly specials! Visit your Northwest Indiana MetroPCS locations for MetroPCS Mondays, where fans can get free reserved seat tickets to every Monday home game. CHN Tuesdays offer the opportunity to get a free ticket at NW Indiana Community Health Net locations and you’re sure to enjoy Taco Tuesdays with $2 beef tacos and $5 margaritas.  Wednesday at the Steel Yard is a good day with Pretzel Day and Wine Wednesday offering $2.50 Belgian pretzels and $4 Barefoot Wine and Barefoot Refresh Spritzers at every Wednesday game except July 4th.  Visit NorthShore Health Centers for free tickets on NorthShore Health Centers Wednesdays.  Thursday is Beer & Dog Day with $1.50 domestic drafts, $3 select premium drafts, and $2.50 hot dogs while Gerber Collision and Glass gives away free tickets on Gerber Thursdays!  Signature Saturdays features Festival Events, giveaways, theme nights, Kids Run the Bases, and a special Pre-Game Autograph session presented by AccessAbilities Inc. with your favorite RailCats players! Times Family Sundays features a special $10 coupon in the NWI Times and on NWI Times social media good for 2 adult tickets and up to 4 kids, while fans can play catch on the field before every Sunday game and Kids Run the Bases after every Sunday game!

Single game tickets start at $6 and parking is always free. Purchase them, starting April 9th, at the U. S. Steel Yard Box Office, by calling 219-882-2255, or by visiting

For updated Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule and group outing information call 219-882-2255 or visit

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A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun. 

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