The Frisco RoughRiders (Class AA; Texas League) will reach a major milestone this week, as the team will welcome its 8-millionth fan in franchise history. The 8-millionth fan is expected to arrive at Dr Pepper Ballpark during the RoughRiders’ homestand that runs May 1-8.
The RoughRiders face the San Antonio Missions from May 1-4 and Midland RockHounds from May 5-8 in consecutive four-game series. The homestand opener is Tuesday, May 1 at 7:05 p.m.
The 8 Millionth Fan is expected on Thursday, May 3, for the 7:05 p.m. game against San Antonio. Anyone in attendance that night is eligible to be “officially” named the Riders’ 8 Millionth Fan. A special contest will take place throughout the game to determine the 8 Millionth Fan and the winner of a Riders Prize Pack that includes season tickets for life and a chance to take home a big money jackpot. Other prizes will also be available for fans that night.
May 3 is also the latest installment of the Deep Ellum Brewing Party @ The Yard. The Party @ The Yard transforms the area of the ballpark beyond the outfield wall into an all-inclusive 21-and-up party scene. For just $10 per person presale (additional $5 cover change if purchased game day), Party @ The Yard guests will enjoy drink specials including $1 beer, $2 crafts and multiple mixed drink offerings, along with unique food truck offerings, live radio DJs and tailgate games. Outside of the Party, in the seating bowl, fans will enjoy Thirsty Thursday specials featuring $1 beer, $2 crafts, $3 wine (from 6-8 p.m.) and $1 Dr Pepper products all game long.