Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance, will host their annual Welcome North Open House event on Tuesday, April 2 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm.

Fans will have their first chance to see the 2019 Thunder work out on the field at ARM & HAMMER Park. Gates will open for all fans at 3:00pm and will have the unique chance to see the team before they head to UPMC Park to take on the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers) on Friday, April 5. Following the practice, fans will have the the opportunity to meet the team and seek autographs for approximately one hour. Concession stands will be open throughout the event and will serve $1 hot dogs and free sodas. The Family Fun Zone will also be open during the event, free of charge, and all fans can enjoy tours of ARM & HAMMER Park. 

This is a rain or shine event that will conclude for the general public at 6:30pm. 

“The 2019 season at ARM & HAMMER Park will be one filled with affordable, family-friendly entertainment and I’m thrilled to welcome back all of our summer friends to the ballpark,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley. 


WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
WHO: Open to Media, Sponsors, Season Ticket Holders and General Public

Gates Open For Fans: 3:00 PM
Stadium Tours: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Team Practice Ends: 5:15 PM
Player Autograph Session: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Ballpark Closes: 6:30 PM

Times are approximate and may change

The 2019 season will begin in Erie on Friday, April 5 at UPMC Park. Opening Night at ARM & HAMMER Park will take place on Friday, April 12 against the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox). Individual tickets are on-sale now at

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