The Akron RubberDucks announced today that tickets are sold out for the Independence Day Celebration presented by FirstEnergy, including a post-game Fourth of July fireworks show.
The Akron RubberDucks and the City of Akron are teaming up to host Independence Day fireworks presented by FirstEnergy. The fireworks will follow a 6:35 p.m. game against the Bowie Baysox. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
The fireworks show will run for 15 minutes, the longest show on Independence Day in Akron in more than five years.
"We're thrilled to have sold out the Fourth of July celebration, our sixth sellout of the season. The fan response has been amazing," Akron RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander said. "We are excited to continue to provide Northeast Ohio the very best in affordable, family entertainment, and we hope this great partnership between the RubberDucks and the City of Akron becomes an annual tradition."
Tickets are going fast for the remainder of the weekend series, including Saturday's game against the Bowie Baysox at 7:05 p.m. Great seats remain available for the post-game fireworks set to music by Akron natives The Black Keys and performances by the ZOOperstars! throughout the game. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a free bobblehead of The Black Keys.
On Sunday we salute the Karate Kid with Ninja Night and welcome Quack Pack members for another Sunday Family FUNday sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital. Members can enjoy pre-game catch on the field, and postgame Kids Run the Bases sponsored by Smith Dairy. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. for the 2:05 p.m. game. To get a free membership to the Quack Pack, sign up on the Akron RubberDucks website or email Kids@akronrubberducks.com for more information.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2014 season is its 18th since moving to Canal Park and its first since becoming the RubberDucks. For more information and merchandise featuring the Akron RubberDucks, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151. The Akron RubberDucks are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks and Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck