Baseball returns to Victory Field Thursday night

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 14, 2016)- Baseball returns to Victory Field Thursday night.

The Indians host the Columbus Clippers in the team’s first home stand of the 2016 season. Governor Mike Pence and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will both throw out ceremonial first pitches before the game starts at 7:05 p.m.

After the action on the field wraps up fans are encouraged to stick around for a post-game fireworks show. The first 12,500 people through the gates at Victory Field on opening night will receive a 2016 Indianapolis Indians schedule magnet.

Expectations are high for the Indians this season after team finished just one win shy of the International League Championship in 2015.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Victory Field, which opened in July of 1996. The Indians will commemorate the special occasion during a game on July 8.

Chick-fil-A is teaming up with the Indians for a special one-day promotion on April 14. Fans wearing Indians apparel can get a free chicken sandwich at select Indy-area Chick-fil-A locations.

Tickets for Thursday night’s home opener are still available. Click here to see the available seats.

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