Friday, January 19th, 2018
For Immediate Release


Contact: Mikaela Higgins
Phone: 517-485-4500 ext. 236


Lansing Lugnuts Announce Full 2018

Promotional Schedule: Best in the League!

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Lugnuts are excited to announce their 2018 All-Star Summer Promotional schedule! The star of the show is on June 19th as the Lugnuts host the 54th Midwest League All-Star game presented by LAFCU, welcoming some of the top prospects in Minor League Baseball.

The season kicks off on Saturday, April 7th with the Opening Day Block Party, Auto-Owners Insurance Fan Pick giveaway and LAFCU Fireworks. Rounding out the season is one of the Lugnuts’ greatest traditions: Crosstown Showdown presented by Auto-Owners Insurance where the Lugnuts will take on the Michigan State Spartans! The 2018 schedule features fan-favorite promotions, 13 premium giveaways and new theme nights! Check out the full 2018 promotional schedule >


6. Mike Sadler Night – May 3rd
Join us in honoring former Michigan State punter, Mike Sadler, with a night dedicated in his memory. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Michigan State-Green Lugnut #3 jersey. Hey Diddle Diddle, a craft beer dedicated to Mike, will be available for sale courtesy of Atwater Brewery. Proceeds from the game will go to the Sadler Foundation. 

5. Backyard Baseball: Tribute to Pablo Sanchez powered by MI Student Aid – August 18th
Salute to Backyard baseball and the G.O.A.T himself: Pablo Sanchez. Come celebrate the iconic 1997 video game on Pablo Sanchez’s 21st birthday: August 18th, 2018. First 1,000 fans will receive a Pablo Sanchez Lugnuts bobblehead.

4. Game of Thrones Night – May 29th
Baseball is coming to Cooley Law School Stadium on May 19th, 2018. Join fellow fans in celebrating Game of Thrones Night. Sit on the throne, enjoy wine tastings, food specials and more! The first 1,000 fans get a custom Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones bobblehead!

3. Harry Potter Night powered by MI Student Aid – June 23rd
The magic is back at Cooley Law School Stadium on June 23rd! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as the stadium is transformed in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enjoy Butterbeer, Quidditch, photo-ops, trivia, sorting, House Cup challenge and more! PLUS, a SECRET giveaway to the first 1,000 fans!

2. Opening Day Block Party – April 7th
Opening Day is April 7th 2018! Celebrate the start of the Lugnuts’ 2018 All-Star Summer with a pre-game Block Party on Michigan Avenue with games, food & drink and live music! Meet the team and get autographs from your favorite Lugnuts players! First 1,000 fans will receive a scarf courtesy of Auto-Owners Insurance and stay after the game for 2018’s first LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular!

1. All-Star Game presented by LAFCU – June 19th
The Lansing Lugnuts will be hosting the 54th annual Midwest League All-Star Game presented by LAFCU on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018! Meet the best baseball players in the league with a picture and autograph session! Giveaway to first 1,000 fans courtesy of LAFCU! Catch a homerun during the pre-game homerun derby before the West battles the East in an All-Star showdown! Stay after the game for the biggest LAFCU Fireworks show of the year! Be on the lookout for special guest appearances and entertainment throughout the game!


College Keystone Night and Salute to Bro-Tanks – Saturday April 14th
 Enjoy Keystone specials all game long!  First 1,000 fans get a Lugnuts “Lug Life” bro-tank.

Pride Night – Friday May 18th
All are welcome to celebrate Pride Night at Cooley Law School Stadium!

Swipe Right Night – Thursday May 31st
Singles: Download your favorite dating app, set your radius to surround the stadium and swipe to your heart’s delight!  There will be a special area to mingle and socialize, as well as prizes awarded to fans who match with Big Lug!

Stranger Things Night – Saturday July 21st
Enter the Upside Down on July 21st. Meet your favorite characters from Stranger Things, enjoy featured Eggo drinks and food specials!

Dollar Deal Days – Every Tuesday Home Game (excludes June 19th and Sept. 4)
In addition to $1 Hot Dogs, Fountain Drinks and Ice Cream Sandwiches, we are also adding $1 Popcorn and 12oz Miller High Life to the Dollar Deal Day menu!

Labatt Thirsty Thursdays – Every Thursday Home Game
In addition to $2 beers and half-off crafts, we are also adding $2 wine to the selection!


  • ComicCon Night – Saturday, May 5th
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 28th
  • Star Wars Night – Saturday, June 16th
  • Delta Dental’s Kids Day, Father’s Day – Sunday, June 17th
  • Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4th
  • Salute to Service – Friday, July 20th
  • Pure Michigan Night presented by Farm Bureau Insurance – Saturday, August 11th


  • Fan-Pick Scarf presented by Auto-Owners Insurance - Saturday April 7th
  • Lug Life Bro Tank - Saturday April 14th
  • Lugnuts/MSU #3 Jersey dedicated to Mike Sadler - Thursday May 3rd
  • Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones Bobblehead - Saturday May 19th
  • Special Jersey - Sunday May 20th
  • Father’s Day Jersey - Sunday June 17th
  • All-Star Giveaway presented by LAFCU - Tuesday June 19th
  • Tri-Wizard Cup powered by MI Student Aid - Saturday June 23rd
  • Collectable Beer Stein - Thursday July 19th
  • Superhero Jersey presented by Sparrow - Sunday July 22nd
  • Michigan-inspired Jersey presented by Farm Bureau Insurance - Saturday August 11th
  • Pablo Sanchez Bobblehead - Saturday August 18th
  • Crosstown Showdown Hat presented by Auto-Owners Insurance–Tues. Sept. 4th 


  • Grand Slam School Days – May 2nd, May 15th, May 30th
  • Grand Slam School Night – May 4th
  • Helicopter Drops – May 6th and August 12th
  • Eat-A-Palooza Nights presented by Gordon Food Service – May 26th and August 29th
  • Young Professionals Networking Nights – April 26th and August 2nd
  • Family Faith Nights – June 15th and August 3rd
  • Postgame LAFCU Fireworks – Select Fridays and Saturdays


  • Mondays – Dog Days of Summer: Bring your dog to the ballpark every Monday!
  • Tuesdays – Dollar Deal Day: $1 hotdogs, Miller High Life 12oz can, Soda, Popcorn & Ice cream Sandwiches!
  • Wednesdays – Winning Wednesdays: If the Lugnuts win, raincheck your ticket!
  • Thursdays – Labatt Thirsty Thursdays: $2 Beer & Wine, Half-Off Crafts!
  • Sundays – Delta Dental’s Kids Day: Kids run the bases / play catch / player autographs!

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Lansing Lugnuts Baseball
Cooley Law School Stadium - 505 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517.485.4500 Fax: 517.485.4518 -