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Mighty Mussels April 26-May 1 homestand: Brian Baumgartner, Beerfest and costumed characters

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels will return to Hammond Stadium on April 26 for a six-game series against the Clearwater Threshers.

Homestand highlights include a celebrity appearance by Brian Baumgartner, an actor from The Office, the first of five Beerfest events this season and two games where fans are encouraged to dress in costumes – Halfway to Halloween Night and Star Wars Night.

“Our opening homestand was an enormous success, and thanks to our new partnership with BRANDT, we are able to offer more gameday promotions that appeal to fans of all ages,” said Team President Chris Peters. “It’s not always easy to find affordable family fun in Southwest Florida, so our goal is to create an environment where everyone leaves the ballpark with a smile on their face.”

The Mighty Mussels recently announced BRANDT, an Illinois-based agricultural company that helps farms adopt new and profitable technologies, as a presenting sponsor for the 2022 season.

Promotions for the Mighty Mussels six-game opening homestand at Hammond Stadium include:

Tuesday, April 26 (first pitch at 7 p.m.)

  • Two for Tuesday: BOGOs on beer, soda and hotdogs

Wednesday, April 27 (first pitch at 7 p.m.)

  • Bark in the Park: Dogs are welcome (leash required)
  • Guaranteed Win Night: Fans get a free ticket to the next day’s game if the Mussels don’t win
  • Dollar Dog Night: Hotdogs cost $1
  • Ladies Night: Women get 2-for-1 deals on seltzer and wine
  • Silver Sluggers: Club members 55+ receive free tickets and free parking
  • Reading Program Night: Students who completed the Mussels Reading Challenge get a free ticket

Thursday, April 28 (first pitch at 7 p.m.)

  • Halfway to Halloween Night: Wear your costumes to compete in a costume contest
  • FGCU Night: All students, alumni, faculty and staff with valid IDs can buy tickets for $5
  • College Night: Students with valid college IDs can purchase $5 tickets
  • Miracle Throwback Night: Players will wear retro Miracle jerseys
  • $1 and $2 Beer Night: 12-ounce cans are $1 and draft beers are $2

Friday, April 29 (first pitch at 7 p.m.)

  • Brian Baumgartner Appearance: Actor from The Office will sign autographs during the game
  • Fireworks Friday: Postgame fireworks spectacular after the ninth inning
  • Lee County Night: All Lee County government employees get free tickets
  • Wicked Dolphin Happy Hour: BOGO drinks at the Salty Crab/Wicked Dolphin Bar

Saturday, April 30 (first pitch at 7 p.m.)

  • Beerfest: Beer aficionados can purchase $30 tickets that include game entrance and unlimited samples from more than 50 beers
  • Star Wars Night: Fans can compete in a costume contest, participate in photo ops and enjoy themed music
  • Animal Cruelty Awareness Night: Join the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to raise awareness and fight animal cruelty
  • Guaranteed Win Night: Fans get a free ticket to the next day’s game if the Mussels don’t win
  • Post-Game Fireworks; Postgame fireworks spectacular after the ninth inning
  • Bucket Hat Giveaway: First 500 fans receive a Mighty Mussels bucket hat

Sunday, May 1 (first pitch at 1 p.m.)

  • Sunday Brunch: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat ballpark brunch for $15
  • Kids Club Sunday: Club members 14 and under get free tickets and a T-shirt
  • Kids Catch on the Field: Children can play catch from noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Kids Run the Bases: Children can run bases after the game

For a complete list of promotions and special events, please visit MightyMussels.com.

About the Mighty Mussels

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are the Low-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and have played home games at Hammond Stadium since 1992. The franchise, which offers affordable family fun for all ages, plays in the Florida State League’s highly competitive West Division. The Mighty Mussels are led off the field by Majority Partner John Martin and President Chris Peters, and on the field by Manager Brian Meyer. Notable alumni include MLB All-Stars Joe Mauer, David Ortiz, Jose Berrios, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Torii Hunter. Tickets for Mighty Mussels games start at $10. For more information or to purchase individual, group or season tickets, please visit MightyMussels.com or call 239-768-4210 and follow the Mighty Mussels on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

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