Wilmington, Delaware’s minor league baseball team and affiliate to the Washington Nationals, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, are set to play another season at Frawley Stadium beginning this April. The Blue Crew will kick off their season at home on Friday, April 11 against the Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers) with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.! You won’t want to miss the opening day festivities (details below).
This season consists of 132 regular-season games – 66 at home and 66 on the road. Home games always bring fun and excitement to the Wilmington Riverfront. Enjoy post-game fireworks shows, family-themed nights, pet-friendly games, and plenty of giveaways to make this the most exciting season to date! Add in an amazing selection of restaurants, a beer garden, mini-golf, and the Riverwalk and you have the makings of a fun family outing, date night, or a chance to hang out with your closest friends.
April at Frawley Stadium!
Opening Night: Tuesday, April 11
Fans coming out to cheer on the Blue Rocks on Opening Night will receive a 2023 schedule magnet as they enter the gates, courtesy of Highmark BlueCross BlueShield Delaware. The retirement of Wilmington native and former Blue Rocks Outfielder Tyler Hill will also be celebrated during pre-game festivities. Of course, Opening Night on a Tuesday means the return of the famous ‘Bark in the Park’ night, presented by Concord Pet Foods & Supplies. Bring your very good boys and girls to the game with you to enjoy an evening out under the lights! Plus, fans will be able to get discounted Truly Hard Seltzer beverages during ‘Yappy Hour’ from 5:30 -7:00 p.m.!
The Crawdads will stick around all week and so will the fun and festivities! Frawley will light up the night sky with the first post-game fireworks display of 2023, presented by Bank of America!
It’s a bird…. It’s a plane… It’s ‘Comic Hero Night’ at the ballpark! The evening will feature some special character appearances, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Mr. Celery Beanie Hat, thanks to Delaware State Parks!
Sunday's game marks the return of ‘Sunday Family Fun Days’ at Frawley Stadium. Fans will have the opportunity to play catch in the outfield before the game. Plus, the kiddos can stick around after to run the bases – just like their favorite Blue Rocks players!
The Rocks hit the road the following week but will return to the Riverfront against the Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore Orioles)!
On Wednesday, the whole stadium will be rockin’ out for ‘Rock Night’, featuring $3 Miller Lite cans for 90-minutes from the time gates open.
The force will be strong at Frawley Stadium with the welcome return of ‘Star Wars Night!’ The first 1,000 kids in attendance will receive a custom T-shirt giveaway, presented by IMPACT.
May at Frawley Stadium!
After another road trip, the Blue Crew returns or a six-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York Mets). Don’t forget it’s Bark in the Park night!
‘Nine Innings of Networking’ makes its 2023 return; job seekers can visit the ballpark to meet with prospective employers from various businesses. The Blue Rocks will also use this game to recognize the hard work, dedication and many accomplishments of local educators as the Blue Rocks celebrate ‘Teacher Appreciation Day’ presented by M&T Bank.
It’s a showdown at sundown for ‘Wild West Night’ at the ballpark. Of course, it’s Friday so that means the evening will be capped off with another post-game fireworks extravaganza!
The good times will roll with a rally towel giveaway to the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of Delaware State Parks.
It’s time to celebrate Mom just in time for Mother’s Day. From pre-game catch on the field with Mom, to post-game moms & kids running the bases, we’ll help you give her the day she deserves.
The Rocks roll back into town for another week against the Hudson Valley Renegades (New York Yankees). The series kicks off with a special 6:05 p.m. game time. Tuesdays always mean ‘Bark in the Park’, presented by Concord Pet Foods & Supplies. Throw in an extra spin on this game when the Blue Crew features the K9 Card Set giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. Fans can go online and register for the chance to have their K9 buddy on a Blue Rocks baseball card.
Play hooky from work and come on out for some morning baseball! It’s ‘Education in Baseball’ day, with a scheduled first pitch time of 11:05 a.m.
Put your knowledge and skills to the test for ‘Game Show Night’ – featuring a special post-game fireworks show!
Dust off your Tamagachi, 90’s fans, because it’s ‘90s Night!’ The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a fanny pack, courtesy of Coca-Cola. The stadium will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers with a special Power Rangers character appearance.
This jam-packed weekend wraps up with ‘Faith & Family’ Night on a special Sunday evening game. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. when fans will be treated to special post-game Sunday fireworks as well as a post-game concert.
June at Frawley Stadium!
The Blue Rocks hit the road for a two-week south division trip in early June but will return home for another “Bark in the Park” night taking on the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies).
At this game, the stadium will celebrate the return of ‘Christmas in June!’ Santa will be roaming the stadium all night getting a head start on his naughty and nice list!
The Delaware Emergency Management Association presents ‘Disaster Preparedness Night’ as the stadium educates fans about being prepared for natural occurrences. The night will finish with a post-game fireworks extravaganzan.
The Blue Rocks will be celebrating all sports o for ‘Sports Night!’ The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a limited-edition T-shirt, thanks to Chickie & Pete’s.
The series against the BlueClaws wraps up for Father’s Day! Bring Dad out to the ballpark to play catch in the outfield, run the bases afterwards, and enjoy some special fun and games throughout the afternoon!
The Blue Rocks’ ‘Heritage Series’ kicks off when Wilmington returns home to take on the IronBirds. ‘Irish Heritage Night,’ presented by Ferris Home Improvements, will bring Irish fun, music, culture and games to the park. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a Heritage Series mini-pennant – the first one of the collection!
The Blue Rocks will pay a special tribute to the brave men and women in our nation’s armed forces. ‘Military Appreciation Night’ will feature a commemorative Military Card Set giveaway to fans entering the gates and will be capped off with post-game fireworks courtesy of Neumann University.
Blue Rock Fans love the beach so they’re bringing the beach to the ballpark! During ‘Margaretville Night,’ the first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Hawaiian shirt giveaway presented by the Delaware Lottery! Enjoy beach games, prizes and fun all night long!
Bring your birthday hats as the team and fans celebrate everyone’s favorite Moose – Rocky Bluewinkle! ‘Rocky’s Birthday’ will feature appearances by some of your favorite mascots, and there’s no way to know what antics they will get into!
To top it off...
Not only will the Blue Rocks feature themed nights with giveaways and more... they will also be having daily promotions.
“Bark in the Park Tuesdays” - bring your pups to Frawley
“Wet Your Whistle Wednesdays” - discounted Miller Lite cans 90-minutes from when the gates open
“Beer :30 Thursdays” - discounted Dog Fish Head cans 90-minutes from when the gates open
Every Friday Game will have Postgame Fireworks
Every Saturday Game will have exclusive giveaways and a “Truly Happy Hour” - discounted Truly Hard Seltzer cans 90-minutes from when the gates open
Every Sunday Game is “Family Fun Day” - pre-game catch in the outfield and post-game running of the bases
All tickets for all 2023 home games are on sale now! Order online at bluerocks.com or over the phone by calling 302-888-2015.
*All game times and promotions are subject to change.