How easy is it to find eight games that you could include in a “Domino’s Slice of the Season Flex Plan”? We had eight front office members pick one game that they are excited about this summer. We call it the Front Office Flex Plan. To get your five or eight game plan, call 718-37-BKLYN.
Angelina: Brooklyn The Musical – June 23rd vs. Hudson Valley - There’s no need to stand in line at TKTS in Time Square to score tickets for this show! Brooklyn the Musical Night will transport the bright lights of Broadway to Coney Island for a spectacular “One-Night-Only” event. This night is sure to have the Newsies singing all about how Wicked our Jersey Boys – err, I mean Brooklyn Boys – are playing! With performances by local talent from your favorite Broadway shows and 3 acts (or 9 innings) of baseball, who could ask for a better show? No need to get off the train at 42nd St. Stay on the Subway all the way to the end of the line at Coney Island and enjoy the neon lights of MCU Park!
Craig: The 2nd Annual Intern Games- August 13th vs. Lowell - Last year we did the first ever intern Hunger games here at MCU Park and it was a huge success. We had five interns representing the five “districts” of the stadium (bleachers, first base side, home plate, third base side and suite levels). Then each competed to be crowned “Intern Game Champion” and to win a private promo item toss for their district. Each district was assigned a color which fans in that section were encouraged to wear. We had three contests (how fast can you pull all of the tissues out of the tissue box, a dizzy bat race and a scavenger hunt using only items collected from fans in your district) to eliminate three of the five competitors. The last two interns squared off in the final showdown (an obstacle course starting from the right field flagpole, on tricycles, around the bases, avoiding tables and cones along the way and then a foot face while harnessed into a parachute, to home plate). Word around the office is that John -- The Champion from the bleacher district (who won on a headfirst dive into home plate) - will be back to defend his crown. So pick your district, wear your color and get ready to cheer, this will be an amazing night and …oh yeah there is also a baseball game.
Jared: Star Wars Night - August 2nd vs. Connecticut - Star Wars Night would be a great night to add to your 8 game flex plan. We will be having some great performances throughout the game as well as star wars themed jerseys. In addition there will be a Star Wars themed bubblehead giveaway. Did a mention Saturday Night fireworks as well? Fans can come and celebrated the theme by dressing up as their favorite star wars character. It’s a really cool night and a great game to be a part of and experience.
Billy: Seinfeld Night – July 5th vs. Aberdeen - For a show “about nothing,” Seinfeld has certainly left its mark on American pop culture over the years. On July 5th, we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the first episode of Seinfeld (Little known fact, it first aired under the title - “The Seinfeld Chronicles”) hitting the airwaves. As a person who has seen every episode of Seinfeld at least 20 times each, this may be my favorite night at the ballpark ever because the options for entertainment are nearly endless. We can turn Customer Service into “The Airing of Grievances”, we can hold an Elaine Dancing contest, mailmen in uniform get to throw out a first pitch, a closest to the hole challenge in honor of Kramer and the whale, the foul polls become Festivus polls, a guy strikes out and we play “No soup for you”, give away pencils that are chewed by either Steve Cohen (Cyclones VP) or Stephen Cohen (this guy I play softball with), the players in puffy shirts, cereal eating contests, change the name of the field to “Vandelay Industries Park” and all latex salesman will get a free ticket, games of RISK on the concourse…the options are too many to list. But my favorite part of the night? I could get in trouble for letting the cat out of the bag but…(in my whisper voice) we’re going to do a Keith Hernandez bobble head that night. But not one of him as the gold glove first baseman…that wouldn’t make sense on Seinfeld night. We’re going to do a Keith Hernandez bobble head , where he looks in the episode when he describes “The Magic Loogie” that hit Kramer and Newman. Yadda yadda yadda, it’s going to be awesome.
Bret: Zombie Night –July 2nd vs. Hudson Valley Renegades – For a Wednesday night in the beginning of July why not pretend its Halloween and come get dressed up as a ZOMBIE for the night. We are working with the NYC ZOMBIE CRAWL committee who do all the zombie walks throughout New York. Since this date falls two days before the annual Nathans Hot Dog competition we are also planning a Zombie “brain” eating competition prior to the start of the game. People will be coming out to the game in costume as zombies. How great will it be seeing hundreds of zombies heckling and scaring the Cyclones opponent that night?
Josh H: Opening Day – June 14th vs. Staten Island Yankees - 20th century painter, Pablo Picasso, once said that “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” and that’s kind of how I like to think of opening day here at MCU park. All of the frustration from winter, frustration from work, frustration from living in the most expensive city in the world gets forgotten with the opening of not only a new Cyclones season but also an opening of all new possibilities in Coney Island. Opening day for me is the unveiling of a new summer canvas that together as fans of the team will be painted through the course of 38 summer nights possibilities…Ok so while art isn’t for everyone, you can at least see fireworks after the game which is always pretty fun to see.
Madison: Princess Night – August 23rd vs. Tri City – Calling all Cyclone Royalty, you are cordially invited to Princess Night at MCU Castle! If you're a fan of playing dress up, glitz, and all things pink (or your daughter is) then this is the night for you. Every Princess in attendance will receive their own sparkly tiara and a FREE makeover by the Glitzy Chicks, who will be glitzifying the Kids Zone. Make sure to wear your best dress if you want to march in the Princess Parade led by Prince Charming and a surpise Princess (dont know who theyre sending this year) Your Fairy Tale Night will conclude with post-game Fireworks, music and dancing on the field with your princess which is truly a magical moment. Besides what goes better than baseball and princesses?
Nicole: The Price is Right Night- June 25th vs. Aberdeen: Come on down for The Price is Right Night at MCU Park! Premiering in 1972, The Price is Right is the longest running game show on television. With 42 years of material and over 80 different games to pull from, The Price is Right Night promises to be one of the most exciting nights at MCU Park this summer. It just so happens this night falls on a Wacky Wednesday so for only $10 you can come participate in what I believe to be some of the greatest games on television. How can you not come with the price being SO right! From name tags at the front gate to Plinko on the concourse, this night is sure to be filled with one of a kind cliff hangers. Not everyone can make the trip to California but I assure you everyone can make the trip down to Coney Island. So come on down, and maybe at the end of the night we can even help get your pets spayed and neutered!