SAUGET, IL - GCS CREDIT UNION BALLPARK - The Gateway Grizzlies have announced select promotional dates for the 2018 season. The organization will look to release more information about particular promotions at a later date. For the full promotional calendar, CLICK HERE!

Highlights of the promotional schedule thus far include nine fireworks dates including two wild firework spectaculars, a celebrity appearance, special giveaway nights and a whole lot more still to come!

The season will kick off Opening Day Friday, May 11 with giveaways like rally towels and magnet schedules sponsored by GCS Credit Union, as well as the renowned post game firework show.

On Saturday June 2, your favorite fairy tale characters will be taking over the ballpark for Princess and Pirates Night presented by BELOMAN. The first 500 fans through the gates will get to take home a BEL-O MAN bobblehead of their very own.

Friday, June 22 will see the return of our Crazy Gameshow Night where fun, incredible prizes are given away every inning including a chance for one lucky fan to walk away with $10,000.

The 2018  season will also see the return of our All American Week (July 2 – July 4) that features three straight nights of the area's finest fireworks display, and lots of specialty glow items available for purchase to help light up the night.

May the force be with you for Star Wars Night on Friday, July 13. GCS Credit Union is giving away a Coby Jedi bobbleheads to fans who can find the force within.

If your Jedi skills aren't up to par, don't be an "L 7" weeny and come meet Squints from the movie The Sandlot on Friday, August 3. The first 500 fans will get to take home their very own Squints bobble head presented by Country Bob's. Special VIP tickets are available to purchase for $50 which includes a meet & greet with Chauncey Leopardi, and a guaranteed bobblehead voucher.

Time to pull out that toga you've been hiding in the back of your closet because the Grizzlies are hosting a College Animal House Tribute in honor of the movies 30th anniversary this year on Saturday, August 4. The event will also feature a themed T-shirt giveaway.

Finally, the season will end on a tradition that has become a staple in the local area when the Grizzlies host their Greatest Night in Baseball. This night will include a prize giveaway for every out that the Grizzlies record, fans will TP the ballpark and the Grizzlies will go out with their biggest fireworks display all year!

The Grizzlies will open 2018 on Friday, May 11 against the Schaumburg Boomers. Full promotional calendar will be available in late February. Season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale April 2. For more information call 618.337.3000 or visit

ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find - affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit or call 618.337.3000. 

ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is a professional, independent baseball organization. Since its inception, the Frontier League has provided millions of fans to a fun and exciting baseball experience within the American Midwest. Consisting of 12 teams in two divisions and 96 game schedules, the league is recognized for the amount of talented athletes that are picked up by various MLB teams every year.