Lexington Legends announce 2020 promotional schedule

Lexington Legends
Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends. The team is now affiliated with the Kansas City Royals.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Legends have announced the team’s 2020 promotional schedule. From giveaways to theme nights, the Legends’ 20th season is sure to be full of memorable moments, including 13 fireworks displays.

“In our 20th season, we are proud to offer fans another fun-filled season of Legends baseball. Our promotional schedule will appeal to fans of all ages as we continue to offer affordable family fun for the community,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea.

Kicking off the season will be Opening Night on April 9 with postgame fireworks. Fans can bring their dogs for the first Pepsi Bark in the Park and enjoy $2 beer presented by Lexington Brewing Co.

After another championship season, fans will be able to dig for their very own 2019 South Atlantic League Championship Ring on Friday, April 10.

On Saturday, April 11 the first 1,000 fans will receive a 2019 SAL Championship Replica Ring presented by Lexington Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

The Force will be strong on Friday, May 8 when Star Wars Night returns to the Lexington Galaxy.

The first 1,000 fans through the gates on May 22 will receive a Jared Lorenzen statue presented by KSR. A Covington, Kentucky native, Lorenzen had a standout four-year career at UK and held school records for total offense yardage in a game, consecutive passes without an interception and passing yardage in a game. He went on to play professionally with the New York Giants and was a member of the 2007 Super Bowl Championship team. Lorenzen passed away on July 3, 2019.

“Jared was not only a fierce competitor on the field for the University of Kentucky Football, but also dedicated to the entire Kentucky community. We are proud to be able to honor him with a statue giveaway while contributing to an organization that he was so passionate about,” said Shea.

On Friday, May 29 YouTube and literary sensation Pete the Cat will be wandering Whitaker Bank Ballpark ready for photos and fun!

Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol brings Rubble and Chase to Lexington on Friday, June 12 at 7:05 p.m. Fans can mingle with the two, as well as take photos and interact with them.

On Saturday, June 13 it is First Responders Night presented by WoodmenLife. The first 1,000 fans will receive First Responder Baseball Cards with local heroes that were submitted by fans.

Faith and Family Night will take place on Friday, July 24 at 7:05 p.m. that will feature a postgame concert with an artist to be named at a later date.

On Friday, Aug. 14, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Lexington-native Walker Buehler bobblehead presented by LEX18. The bobblehead will feature Buehler in his Henry Clay High School uniform. Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of Vanderbilt University as the 24th overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft, he had another elite season on the mound in 2019 finishing with a 14-4 overall record and 3.26 ERA.

The 2020 season will also feature Jewish Heritage Night (Monday, April 13), Italian Heritage Night (Monday, June 29) and Irish Heritage Night (Monday, Aug. 10).

The Legends will once again become Las Leyendas as part of Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diviersion initiative. Sunday, April 12, Tuesday, May 5, Sunday, May 24, Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, Aug. 16 will feature food trucks, dancers and other in-game festivities to honor Latin American Heritage.

Returning for 2020 will be popular promotional nights such as Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by LBX (Saturday, May 30) and Superhero Night (Sunday, July 26). Weekly promotions will return also, including $0.25 hot dogs presented by the Kentucky Coal Association on Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays presented by Lexington Brewing Co. and Bark in the Park presented by Pepsi. Kids 12 and under get in free on Sundays with Family Playtime on the Field!

A new addition to the Days of the Week Promotions is Fri-Yay! Fans can enjoy $3 hard seltzers and $4 canned cocktails from the time gates open until the end of the first inning every Friday night (excluding April 24).

The Legends open the 2020 season with an exhibition game facing the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Tuesday, April 7. Opening Day at Whitaker Bank Ballpark is Thursday, April 9 at 7:05 p.m.