Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stone Crabs Host Three-Game, Holiday Weekend Homestand

[Press release provided by Jonathan Gantt of the Charlotte Stone Crab.]

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Charlotte Stone Crabs will host a three-game series against the Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates) starting on Thursday, July 1 at Charlotte Sports Park that includes a Thursty Thursday, the Stone Crabs Sluggeritaville beer tasting event on Friday and a July 3 Fireworks spectacular.

The homestand begins on Thursday, July 1 with a Thursty Thursday presented by The Ice House Pub where drink specials include $1 domestic drafts and $2 domestic bottles through the fifth inning. The specials start when gates open at 6:00 p.m. and first pitch is 7:05 p.m.

The series continues on Friday, July 2 with the Stone Crabs Sluggeritaville beer tasting event where fans can sample more than 20 different beers, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and get a free team hat for just $25. Beers at the event include Sierra Nevada, Samuel Smith's, Shiner, Harpoon, South Hampton, Magners, Flying Dog, Palm, Peroni, Leinenkugel and more. Space is limited but spots are still open for the event. Call 941-206-HITS (4487) or visit for more information. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for the game with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

The three-game set ends with a bang on Saturday, July 3 with a special, post-game Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. The fireworks display is scheduled to start shortly after the game ends.

Tickets range from just $6-11 for all home games and are available three ways: visiting the Charlotte Sports Park box office, calling 941-206-HITS (4487), or visiting For a full promotional schedule with descriptions of each event, please visit or call 941-206-HITS (4487).

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