Opening day for the Lake County Corn Dogs is Thursday, May 26, at Legacy Fields, located at Center Ross Park, 851 Center Ross Road.
First pitch is 7 p.m. for the Thursday-Friday-Saturday series versus the Corn Dogs’ ready-made rival, the NWI Oilmen. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
A new era begins
Throwing out the first pitch will be Crown Point Mayor David Uran, who will be leaving office soon to become the Executive Director of the Lake County Convention & Visitor Bureau, and was instrumental in bringing the Corn Dogs to the city for its inaugural season. In his new role, he will drive a bigger prize across the region’s sports entertainment landscape. The economic success of the new baseball franchise and the other teams from the Northern League (home fields in Whiting, Hammond, South Chicago) will further validate Lake County as a great place to visit and have fun.
“So, we’re ready to play baseball. Our team is assembled and I know we’ll be very competitive,” Corn Dogs Majority Owner Ralph Flores said. “But we wouldn’t be here without the mayor’s support. He gave us a great place to play for our first season, and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone. We’ll continue to work together to grow baseball in Lake County and deliver on our commitments to the community.”
Please remove your caps
Singing the National Anthem prior to first pitch will be one of the talented performers chosen from auditions the Corn Dogs recently held, Eli Hernandez. In fact, the call for auditions exceeded expectations, and it’s evident that there is a lot of singing talent around Lake County.
The Corn Dogs will, of course, be selling corn dogs, and a variety of ballpark fare, courtesy of Crown Point Babe Ruth. Fans can participate in fun games and contests in between innings, and there will be live music before the game featuring Eli and the Elements. While the adults meet up in the beer garden, the youngsters can jump and play in the Kids Zone.
Team ownership, front office staff, and the dedicated baseball people who have helped the ball club attract some of the best young baseball talent in the region, will be on-hand to meet and greet the opening day crowd.
Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Justin Huisman is the Corn Dogs’ manager. Andrew Mild will call the radio play-by-play, and Tom Byelick will entertain the crowd as public address announcer.
Tickets are available at corndogsbaseball.com/tickets/, or on game day at the Legacy Fields ticket office. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. Group packages are available.
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