2017 Florida Collegiate Summer League (FCSL) Baseball Preview

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Summer is here in Central Florida. Don’t make it a boring hot Summer, the college boys are back in town for another Summer season of college baseball. This is a great venue to bring your whole family down and experience some the rising college baseball stars. The start runs from June 1, 2017 – August 6, 2017. Games and times may vary between teams at home stadiums.

Here is some history about the The Florida Collegiate Summer League (Florida League), which is a wood bat baseball league with six teams in Central Florida. Founded in 2003, the Florida League provides a valuable opportunity for college players to play wood bat baseball against top-level competition with the goal of preparing them for a career in professional baseball.

The Florida League is one of twelve leagues affiliated with the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB) – an alliance of college summer wood bat leagues which operates under National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) legislation. It is funded in part by Major League Baseball and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that is primarily dependent on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations in each team’s community.

The Florida League is recognized by Baseball America as one of the top summer leagues in the United States. Presently, 367 former Florida League players have been drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams – with 33 former players taken in the 2015 MLB draft.

Entering its fourteenth season, the Florida League will give more than 200 college players the opportunity to compete. The League also provides positions for 24 coaches, and more than 30 summer internships for college students and recent graduates. Team rosters are comprised solely of players who have completed one year of college and have college eligibility remaining, positioning the NACSB summer leagues at the highest level of pre-professional amateur baseball in America.

The Florida League has a 45-game schedule per team. All games are played at night to allow players time during the day to work, attend summer classes or condition on their own. The night schedule is also conducive to attendance by families, for whom the Florida League baseball provides affordable entertainment.  In 2016, the Florida League welcomed over 70,000 fans to the ballpark!  Fan events – such as the Rubber Chicken Chuck and Races of the Bases during every game – are among the fun activities that promote family participation.

Community involvement is a priority for the Florida League. We partner with local non-profit and civic groups through the FUNraiser program, providing a venue for interaction with fans and an opportunity to sell tickets to raise money for their respective cause. Our players, coaches and interns also volunteer their time by performing community service for other non-profit organizations in each team’s hometown.

There are six teams this year, which are the Sanford River Rats, Winter Park Dawgs, Winter Garden Squeeze, Altamonte Scorpions, DeLand Suns, and Leesburg Lightning. These baseball games are reasonably priced for the entire family outing. There are a variety of stadium to attend a college baseball game in the Central Florida area. Here are these stadiums, which are Sanford Memorial Stadium, Conrad Park, West Orange High School, Lake Brantley High School, Bishop Moore High School, and Pat Thomas Stadium. Most baseball games start at 7pm, but check the schedule for times and locations. Some games maybe rain delayed due to afternoon and evening storms. Check the schedule for cancelled games.

The final championship baseball game is played at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg on Sunday, August 6, 2017. This is a double-header game with Tampa Bay Rays playing the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:10pm. Following the game the FCSL will play their final game for this Summer season. More information about this Championship game will be posted in the future from the FCSL.

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2017 139th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee Preview

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Kissimmee, FL – Now is your opportunity to see a rodeo up close in your backyard. Join the Silver Spurs Rodeo for the School’s Out Blowout before the rodeo! Bounce houses, music, games and more! Then, the dirt flies at 7:30pm where you can catch the seven traditional rodeo events. Those events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and team roping. All this happens on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017, at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.

Here is some brief history about the The Silver Spurs Rodeo. This venue is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi and is annually ranked among the top 50 events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). But the Silver Spurs Rodeo history stems from a humble gathering of Osceola County ranchers. In 1941, those pioneering ranchers gathered in Tallahassee to ride in the inaugural parade for newly elected Florida Governor Spessard Holland. Their appearance gained statewide attention and sparked the notion that they should continue to gather and enjoy their common interest of horseback riding.

Traveling from Orlando to Kissimmee is about a thirty-minute drive. Check your GPS for the best travel route to Kissimmee. There is plenty of free parking available at Osceola Heritage Park.

Since 1944, the Silver Spurs Rodeo has brought locals and visitors from around the world together to watch America’s original extreme sport. Our rodeo is a biannual rodeo that takes place during the 2nd and 3rd weekend of February and the first weekend of June each year. When tickets to the Silver Spurs Rodeo go on sale, they can be bought online at http://tickets.silverspursrodeo.com/p/34 , at the Silver Spurs Arena box office or by calling 407-67-RODEO.

Tickets usually go offline around 11am the day of each performance. After that, they are available at the box office Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and on event days from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM (Friday and Saturday). The rodeo promoter recommends purchasing tickets early to guarantee entrance and a seat. All seats are general admission. It is recommended arriving at the arena 1.5 to 2 hours in advance to avoid long parking lines or box office lines. To buy tickets go to

Please be advised there is a security checkpoint to enter this arena with your ticket. Some items maybe band. Everyone is searched before going into the arena. Law Enforcement is on hand during this venue for your safety and security.

There is much to see at this year’s rodeo. Come early for Mutton Bustin’! In between these events, you’ll also see acts throughout the night from our rodeo clown, as well as witness a performance from our Silver Spurs Quadrille Team! This rodeo will last about 2-3 hours.

Bull Riding is rodeo’s most dangerous and exciting event where competitors must ride a bucking bull for eight agonizing seconds with no more than a bull rope as a handhold. Unlike the bronc riding contestants, bull riders are not required to spur (where the spurs on their shoes are touching the bull). No wonder! It’s usually impressive enough just to remain seated on an animal that can weigh more than a ton and is as quick as he is big. However, those cowboys who do manage to spur are usually rewarded with extra points! A perfect score for a bull ride is 100 points. Judging is based half on the bull’s performance and half on the riders ability to match moves with the bull. The rider must stay atop the bull for a full 8 seconds holding on with only one hand, and is not allowed to touch the bull, himself, or any part of his equipment with his free hand or he will be disqualified.

Bareback Bronc Riding is perhaps the most physically demanding event of the rodeo, and next to Bull Riding, contains some of the wildest action. Scoring for this event is based half on the bucking action of the bronc, and half on the control and spurring technique of the rider. The cowboy is only allowed to grasp the “rigging” with one hand, they must stay on the horse for 8 seconds, and will be disqualified if he touches his equipment, himself, or the animal with his free hand. The bareback rider starts out in the chute with his feet placed above the break of the horse’s shoulders. If the cowboy’s feet are not in the correct position when the horse hits the ground on the first jump out of the chute, the cowboy is disqualified for failing to “mark out” properly. The cowboy then pulls his spurs along the horse’s neck or shoulders towards himself while the bronc is in the air, then snaps his spurs back to the horse’s neck just before its front feet hit the ground.

Barrel Racing is a timed event where the contestant enters the arena at full speed, triggers an electric eye starter. Typically, they are riding an American Quarter Horse. They will go around the three barrels, pre-arranged in a cloverleaf. The pattern may be started from either the left or right, however, if the horse deviates in any other way the rider is disqualified. The racer rides the cloverleaf pattern around the barrels and sprints back out of the arena, tripping the eye and stopping the clock as they leave. While Barrel Racing may have started out as a friendly competition of horsemanship skills between cowgirls, the riding skills and competitive drive in this fast and furious event make it a crowd favorite.

Saddle Bronc Riding is rodeo’s classic event, tracing its roots back to the Old West where cowboys would break and train wild horses. Scoring for this event is based half on the bucking action of the bronc, and half on the control and spurring technique of the rider. They are only allowed to grasp the “bronc rein” with one hand. While sitting in a specially built saddle, the cowboy must stay on the horse for 8 seconds, and is disqualified if either foot comes out of the stirrups, or if he touches his equipment, himself, or the animal with his free hand. The bronc rider starts out in the chute with his feet placed above the break of the horse’s shoulders. If the cowboy’s feet are not in the correct position when the horse hits the ground on the first jump out of the chute, the cowboy is disqualified for failing to “mark out” properly. The cowboy then pulls his spurs along the horse’s neck or shoulders to the “cantle” (back of the saddle) while the bronc is in the air, then snapping his spurs back to the horse’s shoulders just before its front feet hit the ground.

Steer Wrestling, also known as a bulldogging, starts with the cowboy (bulldogger) behind a barrier on horse back. The steer is then given a 10 second head start after which time the chase is on. If the barrier is broken before the steer’s head start, the bulldogger is given a 10 second penalty. The steer wrestler is assisted by a hazer, another cowboy on horseback, whose main job is to keep the steer running straight so that the bulldogger can ease down on the right side of the horse and grab the steer by its horns. The cowboy then digs his heels into the dirt slowing the steer down while turning the animal and taking it to the ground. The clock will stop as soon as the animal is on the ground with all four legs pointed in the same direction.

Team Roping is a true team event requiring coordination and timing between two cowboys, the “header” and the “heeler”. Originating in the Old West when cowboys needed to treat or brand steers too large or difficult for one man to handle alone. Team Roping is still a common practice on ranches today. The calf is given a head start while the horse and rider wait behind a barrier. If the barrier is broken before being dropped, a 10 second penalty is added to his time. The cowboy ropes the calf, then gets off the horse and flanks the calf, throwing it to the ground. While the horse maintains enough tension on the rope (without dragging the calf), the cowboy then ties any three of the animal’s legs together using “pigging string”, which he carries in his teeth until needed. When the cowboy completes his tie, he throws his hands in the air as a signal to the judge and timing is stopped. The cowboy then remounts his horse allowing the catch rope to slacken. If the calf kicks out within 6 seconds the run is invalid. Similar to Tie-Down Roping, the steer is given a head start, while the header (the first roper) waits behind a barrier. If the header “breaks the barrier,” the team is given a 10-second penalty. Once the chase begins, the header must lasso the steer either around both horns, around one horn and the head, or around the neck. Any other catch by the header is considered illegal and the team is disqualified. After the header makes a successful catch, he then “dallies”, or ties the rope to the saddle and tows the steer behind him. The heeler must then rope both of the steer’s hind legs. If he catches only one foot, the team is given a five-second penalty. The clock is stopped when the steer is roped, secured between partners. Additionally, both horses must be facing the steer with ropes dallied, and rope tight.

Tie-Down Roping, previously known as Calf Roping, originated in the Old West, where sick calves were roped and tied down for medical treatment. This is a timed event requiring not only roping skill, but extraordinary teamwork between the cowboy and his horse. The calf is given a head start while the horse and rider wait behind a barrier. If the barrier is broken before being dropped, a 10 second penalty is added to his time. The cowboy ropes the calf, then gets off the horse and flanks the calf, throwing it to the ground. While the horse maintains enough tension on the rope (without dragging the calf), the cowboy then ties any three of the animal’s legs together using “pigging string”, which he carries in his teeth until needed. When the cowboy completes his tie, he throws his hands in the air as a signal to the judge and timing is stopped. The cowboy then remounts his horse allowing the catch rope to slacken. If the calf kicks out within 6 seconds the run is invalid.

Muttin Bustin’ is an alternative rodeo event just for the little cowboys and cowgirls to compete in. Placed upon the back of an adult sheep, the objective is simple… hold on for 8 seconds without hitting the ground. While the objective may be simple, holding on to a running sheep is not! A crowd favorite at the Silver Spurs Rodeo, Muttin Bustin` is a fun event that contains just as many thrills and spills as the major rodeo events.

During the rodeo if you get hungry, there are concession stands open selling just about everything from hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, sodas, and much more. Plus, beer maybe sold at concession stands too.

This rodeo makes a great outing for the entire family. For more information go to www.ohpark.com or www.silverspursrodeo.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .

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2017 Main Event PBA Tour Finals in Orlando Preview

 

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Written by Nathan Wertheimer

The Professional Bowlers Association is coming back to Central Florida for a bowling tournament. This sporting event is being held at the Main Event Entertainment Center (MEEC) in Orlando on May 19 & 20, 2017. This is a huge tournament stop for Orlando. Get your tickets now.

This venue is located south of Orlando in the tourist area. It is an easy drive to get too. Check your GPS for the best travel route. The Main Event Entertainment Center is located at 9101 International Drive, Suite 1032, Orlando, FL 32819, on the Pointe Orlando property. There is plenty of parking in the Point Orlando parking garage. Parking is for a fee. This is based on the hourly or day rate. Sorry, no free parking available on this property.

The MEEC open in November 2015 has 18 high end bowling lanes with state of the art electronic scoring system, surround entertainment system that rocks, music videos on HD screens, black and ambient lighting. There is much more than just bowling. They have multi-level laser tag, full-service American Grill, bar, and much more.

The Orlando Sentinel just recently published an article about the PBA Tour coming back to town. To attend a live PBA Tour finals show in Orlando please call 407-352-3300. Spectator seating on the lanes start at $35 each ticket and go on up from there. There is general admission and VIP seats are available. Some general admission spectators will have bleacher to seating on which is on either the side of the lanes or in the back facing the lanes. The seating very limited and tickets are expected to sell-out fast for the finals. The Orlando Sentinel reported the last big tournament held in Florida since 2009 was the “King of Bowling” in Lake Wales.

The PBA Tour has just released more information about this tournament stop. There will be only a 42’type of oil pattern on the lanes for both the semifinals and finals. This tournament stop will have a round robin match-play bowling format.

The bowlers have been announced and are list at the PBA website. Who are the current top bowlers to watch for? Here is the list of top bowlers such as EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen, Jesper Svensson, Dom Barett, Pete Webber, Tommy Jones, Jason Belmonte, Franocis Lavoie, Walter Ray Williams Jr, and Amleto Monacelli. The first place winner will take home $30,000 along with a trophy. Just keep an eye out for one of these top bowlers to take home the PBA Tour Finals trophy. Who will win this trophy? This is up for grabs.

Every game will be taped which is a first time for the PBA. This event is tape-delayed and will air at a later date on CBS Sports on May 30, 2017 @ 9:30pm ET, June 6, 2017 @ 9:30pm ET, June 13, 2017 @ 9:30pm ET, June 20, 2017 @ 9:30pm ET, and June 27, 2017 @9:30pm. It is unknown why they are tape-delaying this event. Air times maybe subjected to change without notice. Years ago ABC sports had the live telecasts of the bowling finals every Saturday afternoons.

If you love bowling then check out this tournament. For more information go to www.pba.com/Tournaments/Details/2421 or www.mainevent.com/locations/orlando-fl . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please visit us at www.otownfun.com .

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Former Golfsmith Location Is Now Open For Business as Galaxy Golf in Altamonte

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Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Altamonte Springs, FL – As of today, one will notice a new sign attached to the building outside and by the road too which is under the new name of Galaxy Golf. Dick’s Sporting Good bought out the Golfsmith Company last year. They have not had a formal grand opening yet. This store re-opened in February 2017. More changes are coming in-store at Galaxy Golf.

Galaxy Golf is located on West State Road 436 just right off I-4. There is plenty of free parking available. This location was a former Rooms-To-Go Store back years ago. Then before that was a Taco Bell Restaurant. Then recently Golfsmith took over this location and now it is a Galaxy Golf Store.

This store has the same feel as the old Golfsmith Store. Basically, they have the same merchandise for the advanced to pro golfers as before. Some of their flagship brands that Golfsmith carried are no longer being produced and sold. They have very little inexpensive golf equipment at this store location. Galaxy Golf is considered a high-end golf equipment and appeal store. These prices are competitive with some of the other golf stores in the Central Florida area.

There is some used and pre-owned golf equipment sold at this store. They have clubs, putters, and much more. Sorry no used golf balls. But they do run specials on golf ball sets. While you’re their try out a putter on they’re mini putting green. There are many different putter styles out on the market. Find the putter that fits you. Try it out. Then bring to the golf course near you and improve your golf game.

Don’t forget about your golf clothing for the golf course. Everyone wants to look the part as a professional golfer whether you’re one or not. There is a large selection of pants, collar shirts, shoes, socks, and much more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for just ask a store associate for assistance.

Need some golf lessons? They have a golf pro on-site to get your game back into the top swing. Stop by and set-up an appointment for your golf lesson today. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner to the advanced golfer. This service is located at the back of the store.

From the outside of this store looks the same except for an exterior paint job and signage. It is worth a drive to this stand-alone store location in Altamonte Springs. For more information go to www.galaxygolf.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .


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Experience an Orlando City Soccer Game in 2017

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Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Orlando, FL – This year is a new season and a new home for the Orlando City and the Orlando Pride in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The Orlando City Soccer Club is one of the hottest sporting event tickets in town compared to the Orlando Magic. Read on to get a real feel of the game day experience.

With all the hype, Orlando City season tickets are hard to come by. Now there is a waiting list for season tickets for next year’s games. Single game tickets are a little easier to come by for this year. The hottest team Orlando has sells-out games almost every time. It is recommended to buy your tickets on-line for the best seating location. The club has gone paperless. Now fans must download the team app to show their ticket electronically at the gate to the stadium.

The Orlando City Stadium is a whole new experience for the fan and for the club. One cannot compare Orlando City Stadium to Camping World Stadium. These are two different places to attend sporting events. Orlando City Stadium holds 25,000 spectators, which has all natural grass surface, fans are closer to the field, covered stadium seating, cup holders at each seat, the only standing supporter section in North America, limited parking around the stadium, free WIFI inside the stadium, and much more. During half time the concourse is clogged with a sea of fans trying to use the restrooms and buy some food and drinks.

While Camping World Stadium hold 62,500 spectators, has an Astro Turf grass surface, more parking spaces surrounding the stadium. Plus, there are bigger suites, larger media area, bigger Team Locker Rooms, and larger concourse. In the future, larger soccer games will be held at Camping World Stadium as opposed to the Orlando City Stadium.

When attending an Orlando City and or Orlando Pride game. Parking maybe an issue. It is recommended to pre-plan your parking ahead of the game day. Most fans are parking at the Gieco Parking Garage, City Commons Parking Garage, Church Street Station Parking Garage, and others throughout the Downtown area. Parking fees will vary depending on the location. It is recommended to walk in groups to and from the stadium as a safety precaution. Many fans may encounter some homeless walking and begging on the streets. There is a heavy presents of law enforcement on game day.

I suggest arriving early on game day for the Fan Zone. There are various activities and vendors giving away free things. There is even food trucks row for those hungry fans to snack on down. Many people meet up with friends and family outside the stadium. Plus, there is some great entertainment to watch and listen too.

What to experience at an Orlando City game is the crowds having a great time. There is sure to be a bunch of yelling, chants, and a whole lot of noise. Don’t forget to bring your earplugs. Another thing fans will experience are the smoke bombs going off when our team makes a goal and the confetti thrown on to the field. This happens in the Supporters Section on the North side of the stadium. Most fans will tell you they have a great fan experience on game day.

After the game many fans head to Church Street Station for some post-game fun. There is many shops and restaurants. Prices on food and drinks will vary. I urge all Central Floridians that has not seen an Orlando City soccer game to come out and support our home team. This is a once is a lifetime experience. Now the team is restructuring to build a championship team for the near future. If your unable to make it for an Orlando City Team A game than try Team B. Team B has been averaging 1,000 – 3,000 fans per game. One can pick just about any seat in the house. Just remember Team B players are working hard to move up to Team A. The USL league is still an exciting game. Ticket prices for Team B are vary inexpensive.

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2017 Florida’s Fire Frogs 1st Baseball Game in Kissimmee

Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Kissimmee, FL – Central Florida is adding another minor league baseball team to the area. Now many Central Floridians have a choice either going to Daytona Beach or Kissimmee to see a baseball game. The very first game will be played on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 6:35pm, at Osceola County Stadium located on the Osceola Heritage Park property. Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…

The Florida Fire Frogs play and practice at Osceola County Stadium where the Houston Astros formerly played their spring training games ending in Spring 2016. Now Kissimmee has a baseball home team again. The Florida Fire Frogs are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and compete in the Florida State League. Previously the team played at Space Coast Stadium in Brevard County under the Brevard Manatees. The Manatees are no longer a team in Brevard. Come on down and see an exciting baseball game. Ticket prices are reasonable. These minor league baseball players have a lot of heart and hustle. Their dream is to make it to the majors one day once they get the call up.

The sights and scenes at Osceola County Stadium will want you coming back for more. There are a variety of amenities at this stadium. It is commended to purchase the box seats for a more comfortable experience. They have concession stands, souvenirs, and much more. Catch the team’s new mascot name Striker and have your photo taken with him.

Opening night is going to be huge. The first 1,000 fans will receive an Inaugural Season Opening Night Commemorative Ticket and a free t-shirt. The first 1,000 fans exiting the stadium will receive an inaugural season magnet schedule. The team will also hold a Celebration of the Braves. Stick around after the contest for Post-Game Fireworks! Thursdays are “Thirsty Thursdays” at the ballpark, where fans can enjoy 12 oz. beers and 12 oz. sodas for just $1 each (limit of two beers per purchase).

Get to know some of the players. The inaugural roster features eight of the Atlanta Braves’ top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com. 19-year-old outfielder Ronald Acuna (8) tops the list for the Fire Frogs.Left-handed pitcher Luiz Gohara (11), right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint (12), infielder Austin Riley (13), left-handed pitcher Ricardo Sanchez (20), catcher/outfielder Alex Jackson (24), left-handed pitcher Drew Harrington (26), and outfielder Braxton Davidson (29) round out the eight ranked prospects.

The roster includes 16 players from the Rome Braves’ (ATL, A-) 2016 South Atlantic League championship team that defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws, 3-1. Those players feature Corbin Clouse, Josh Graham, Chase Johnson-Mullins, Taylor Lewis, Sanchez, Toussaint, Devan Watts and Jacob Webb on the mound, with Jonathan Morales, Wigberto Nevarez, Carlos Castro, Riley, Alejandro Salazar, Acuna, Ray-Patrick Didder and Tyler Nelsony in the field.Didder led the South Atlantic League with 95 runs scored.

The average age of the Opening Day roster is 21.9-years-old, with the youngest being Sanchez (19) and the oldest being right-handed pitcher Andres Santiago (27). 14 players reside in the U.S., including two Florida representatives. Fire Frogs’ left-handed pitcher Tyler Pike, was selected in the Compensation B round of the 2012 draft out of Winter Haven High School by the Seattle Mariners. Pike was acquired from the Mariners in a trade in 2016. Seven other countries are represented on the Fire Frogs roster, including Brazil, Haiti, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Aruba.

Of the roster, 12 players were drafted by the Braves, including Davidson in the first round in 2014. Five members of the team were acquired through trades, and seven were signed as non-drafted free agents. Many more players will be shuffled around during the season.

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Florida Fire Frogs Open House in Kissimmee Preview

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Press Release

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 28, 2017) – The Florida Fire Frogs will host a free open house for its fans on Tuesday, April 4 at Osceola County Stadium from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with the Fire Frogs players starting their practice at 6 p.m.

Fans will experience some of the amenities Osceola County Stadium has to offer such as free rides on the inflatables. The team store will feature specials for fans to purchase select Fire Frogs gear at a promotional rate, and the stadium’s box office will be open for fans to purchase tickets to opening weekend. Fans will also have the opportunity to preview the concessions menu at the home of the Florida State League’s newest member.

Players will be available for meet-and-greet and autographs in the picnic area at the conclusion of practice. We ask that fans please limit their autographs to one item per guest.

The Florida Fire Frogs open their inaugural season with a seven-game homestand with four games against the Daytona Tortugas, and three matchups with the Dunedin Blue Jays. Opening night is Thursday, April 6, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

About the Florida Fire Frogs

The Florida Fire Frogs are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and compete in the Florida State League. The Fire Frogs play their home games at Osceola County Stadium, located at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Thursday, April 6th is the start of the Fire Frogs inaugural season at Osceola County Stadium, having previously played at Space Coast Stadium in Brevard County. Tickets for the first homestand are available now. For more information, please visit www.FloridaFireFrogs.com, and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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