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Camp Out Night, Country Night with a Mechanical Bull, Fireworks, Petting Zoo, $1.50 Beer and Postgame Wrestling are all part of a six game homestand starting Friday!

The ThunderBolts host the Southern Illinois Miners the weekend of August 3-5 as well as the Lake Erie Crushers August 7-9 in a six-game homestand at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.


Friday, August 3rd at 7:05 pm:  Be a part of our annual Camp Out Night presented by Emagine Theater – Frankfort!  The ThunderBolts will also be wearing special jerseys this game sponsored by Illinois Operation Lifesaver.  CN's "Little Obie" will be offering free train rides for the kids from 6 pm - 8 pm!  These jerseys will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to promote railroad safety in Illinois.  After the game will be our world famous postgame fireworks and all kids can run the bases.  However the fun does not stop after the fireworks as all fans who have a ticket to the game are invited to get their stake-less tents and head to the outfield where they can run around the field and enjoy the ballpark.  The movie "The Sandlot" will be shown on our videoboard, snacks and refreshments will be handed out, and everyone can sleep under the stars on the field!  In the morning, a light breakfast will be served to all campers before leaving.

Saturday, August 4th at 6:05 pm:  Country Night is back at the ballpark presented by Lakeshore Beverage!  Kick it off with a pre-game concert at 4:30 pm by the "Scott Marek Band."  The first 500 fans will receive a Can Koozie courtesy of JULIE, Inc.  We will have a FREE mechanical bull on the concourse and will be jamming out to country tunes all night long!  Stick around after the game for our world famous fireworks show and kids can run the bases!

Sunday, August 5th at 2:05 pm:  Our Family Day Sundays are back and better then ever sponsored by JULIE, Inc.  Get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 chips, 4 sodas, AND 4 ThunderBolts hats for just $50! (Get the deal without the hats for $40)  THIS DEAL IS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE...instructions on how to purchase are below!  Also during the game from 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm we will have a fantastic PETTING ZOO for the kids!  This show is courtesy of Animal Quest - Chicago and will be held under the Left Field Picnic Pavilion.  Finally after the game all fans are allowed on the field to run the bases, get autographs, and play catch in the outfield!

Tursday, August 7th at 7:05 pm:  $2.00 Ticket Tuesday is back!  All box seats in the ballpark are just $2 including group and individual sales in advance or on the day-of-the-game.  (10:35 am games are NOT $2 Tickets)

Wednesday, August 8th at 7:05 pm:  We are happy to introduce "Senior Night" at the ballpark!  Every Wednesday night game during the 2018 season fans 55-years of age and older get a FREE ticket!  Just walk-up to the box office on the day of the game and get your free Senior ticket.  Also we are keeping our "Win it Wednesday!" promotion where if the ThunderBolts win, your ticket becomes a free voucher for any game during the 2018 season!  As always kids get to run the bases after every game in 2018!  (Senior Night tickets are day-of-game ONLY.  No advance sales for free tickets.  Just come up to the box office window on gameday!)

Thursday, August 9th at 7:05 pm:  We regret to announce that the "ODB" appearance has been CANCELLED.  The 1-Hour postgame wrestling show will go on as scheduled!  Our famous White Castle Wrestling Thursdays are back!  After the game a fantastic 1-hour postgame wresting show will be put on by "Wrestle League" out of Chicago.  Finally it is our improved Bud Light "Thirsty Thursday" with specials on both domestic and craft beer! (see pricing below)  Also the first 500 fans 21-years of age and older will get a Pint Glass from Lakeshore Beverage.  As always kids run the bases after every game in 2018!

2018 Bud Light "Thirsty Thursday" Beer Specials

$1.50 Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra 12 oz drafts / $2.25 Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra, PBR 16 oz cans / $3.00 Craft Cans / $3.75 Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra 30 oz drafts


2018 Group Ticket Information (On-Sale NOW)

Regular Box Seats with or without food (minimum of 20)

Executive Suites (15-50 people)

Party Box (10-15 people)

All-You-Can-Eat Picnics (25-300 people)

#WinCity Party Patio (10-200 people)

Birthday Package  (minimum of 20)

Windy City ThunderBolts professional baseball and Standard Bank Stadium is located at 14011 South Kenton Avenue in Crestwood, Illinois! Your Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball...Representing the SouthSide for our 20th season!


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