Everything you need to know about Express Opening Day

Dell Diamond (KXAN Viewer Photo)
Dell Diamond (KXAN Viewer Photo)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Nothing says spring like settling into a plastic seat, ordering a hot dog and watching the first pitch.

On Thursday, the Round Rock Express kicks off the 2017 season at Dell Diamond against the Nashville Sounds. No matter if you have season tickets or are planning your first visit to a game, here are some tips to make your visit a fun one.

Opening Day 

  • Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
  • First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
  • In Honor: Austin Copeland will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in honor of his father Sean and brother Brodie, who were killed in the terrorist attack in Nice, France last summer. 
  • National Anthem: Will be sung by the Round Rock Community Choir
  • Stay Late: There will be fireworks after the game!
  • What’s New:
    • Hall of Fame Grille in the Intel Club
    • Nolan Ryan’s Beef Fireball Grill
  • Parking: It’s $10. Drive a Lexus? If you drive it to the stadium you get complimentary parking, courtesy of Lexus of Austin and Lakeway.

Visit the Round Rock Express website for a full schedule of coming games.

Fun Facts

The Round Rock Express says they sell about 6,000 hot dogs every Monday night during dollar hot dog night.

They go through 10 to 11 dozen baseballs per game. which means they use more than 9,000 per season!

If you’re a fan of bobbleheads, get thee to a game! They expect to give away 5,000 bobbleheads this year.

For the fireworks show on Opening Day, they’ll use 1,463 shells/devices.

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