With the excitement building for Opening Day, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced game times and scheduled fireworks dates for the inaugural 2020 season. The 70-game home schedule will feature 16 fireworks shows, including a display each Saturday night.
The Cannon Ballers will officially take flight and celebrate Opening Day in Kannapolis on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will light up the Kannapolis night sky with a post-game fireworks extravaganza. The fun continues during opening weekend as the team welcomes fans to enjoy another display on April 18, the first of 11 Saturday fireworks games.
Similar to previous seasons, the Cannon Ballers will take the field at 7:00 p.m. for the majority of weeknight and Saturday games. On Sundays, fans can plan for a family-friendly 1:30 p.m. game time, with the exception of three Sunday night games (May 24, July 5, Sept. 6) that will include post-game fireworks to celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. With Memorial Day falling on a Monday (May 25), the Cannon Ballers will have the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 13 have been designated “Education Days” with start times scheduled for 10:30 a.m. On these special dates, the Cannon Ballers invite schools and educational groups from the surrounding areas out to the ballpark at a discounted rate. In addition to the action on the field, students will be exposed to STEM-related programming, exhibits, and displays.
In conjunction with the signature Jiggy with the Piggy event, the Cannon Ballers have scheduled a special 5:00 p.m start time on Friday, May 1 to accommodate festivalgoers. Jiggy with the Piggy, which has been named one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, is a two-day celebration hosted by the City of Kannapolis. Friday night’s Cannon Ballers game will feature a unique barbeque-themed giveaway for fans, in addition to a fireworks display after the conclusion of Saturday’s game.
Celebrating our nation’s independence, the Sports & Entertainment Venue will provide post-game fireworks for fans, not just on July 4 (6:00 p.m.), but also on July 5. In doing so, the Cannon Ballers plan to celebrate Independence Day for fans near and far with two of the biggest fireworks shows of the season.
With a fun new twist on camp days, the Cannon Ballers will be introducing Kinetic by Windstream “Splash Days” on July 7 and July 29, with both games starting at 12:00 p.m. During these midday games, camps will have the opportunity to take advantage of the state-of-the-art splash pad that is being installed down the left field line.
To wrap up the inaugural season, the Cannon Ballers will light the fuse on back-to-back fireworks nights in the final home series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, both at 7:00 p.m. The 2020 regular season finale will take place on Labor Day, September 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Season and group tickets are on sale now. For more information on how to be a part of this historic season, please visit www.kcballers.com or contact the Cannon Ballers Ticket Office by phone at 704-932-3267.
FIREWORKS SHOWS BY MONTH
April: 16 / 18
May: 2 / 16 / 23 / 24
June: 6 / 27
July: 4 / 5 / 18
August: 1 / 15 / 29
September: 5 / 6