The end of summer in Indianapolis is a lot like the beginning. Mild temperatures. Facebook pics of your friends’ kids finishing (or returning to) school. And lots of sports fun to be had. With the calendar flipping to August, your Indianapolis Indians only have two homestands remaining this season.
When I say this to people around the city, the reaction I usually hear is something along the lines of, “WHAT?! What happened to summer?! I need to get out there!”
My reaction, “Yes. Yes you do.”
In the interest of time (because after all, summer’s almost over so you better get moving), allow me to highlight some of the marquee games left on the Tribe’s 2017 schedule.
You won’t want to miss the last two Thursday Craft Beer Nights on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. As the Official Craft Beer of the Indianapolis Indians, Sun King Brewing Co. brings two other local brewers with it to every Thursday home game for seasonal brews and baseball. On Aug. 10, Sun King will be joined by Big Lug Canteen and Chilly Water Brewing Co. On Aug. 24, Sun King brings St. Joseph Brewery and Triton Brewing Co. Thirsty yet? Check out the Thursday Craft Beer Night ticket package—$20 for two craft beers and a lawn ticket.
Kids and the super-hero-inclined won’t want to miss DC Comics Super Hero Night featuring Batman and Robin on Saturday, Aug. 12. The first 2,500 fans through the Victory Field gates will receive an Indians super hero cape, and Batman and Robin will be greeting fans in center field throughout the game. The Tribe will also be wearing specially designed Batman jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana.
The Indians are hosting their first-ever Fitness on the Field on Sunday, Aug. 13, when NapTown Fitness leads fans through a pregame strength and cardio workout on the outfield grass of Victory Field. Think Yoga in the Outfield, but with less Zen and more sweat. A ticket to that day’s game gets you into Fitness on the Field.
A perennial favorite for Indy’s dog lovers, Bark in the Park takes its final bow (or bark) this season on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Dog packages are only $22 and include one human ticket and one canine ticket for the right field lawn, plus a giveaway for your pup. Fans with additional dogs must have additional owners with them. However, dog packages will sell out before the game, so consider penciling in to your dog-print planner very soon.
Have you ever met a professional baseball player? You get the chance on Saturday, Aug. 26 for the Tribe’s last Team Autograph Night. Fans can walk the concourse pregame and visit with players, who will be signing autographs starting when gates open at 5:30 p.m. The first 2,500 fans into Victory Field get the last in our series of team posters.
And the home finale is the next day—Sunday, Aug. 27. It’s the Tribe’s last home game of the regular season, plus a Kids Eat Free Sunday. All children 14 and under with a ticket to that day’s game can pick up a voucher for a free hot dog, bag of chips and bottle of water. Plus, Knothole Kids Club members run the bases after the game.
Yes, summer flew right by, just like it always does. Cap it off with a game at Victory Field. Visit IndyIndians.com for details on the above games and more.
This blog post was written by Charlie Henry, director of communications at the Indianapolis Indians.