Large part of York Revolution's 2018 promotional schedule released

  • The York Revolution has released its 2018 promotional schedule.
  • The team is the defending Atlantic League champion.
  • The season will start Thursday, April 26, with a celebration of the 2017 season.

With more than three months to go until the start of the 2018 season, the defending Atlantic League champion York Revolution has announced large portions of its promotional calendar for the coming year.

The York Revolution players celebrate after winning the Atlantic League championship. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

“We’ve got a championship to celebrate and defend, terrific support from sponsors, and a fan base eager to pick up right where we left off,” said Revs president Eric Menzer in a news release. “We’re excited to be able to announce some great plans already in place, and we’ll have more news to come regarding theme nights, celebrity appearances and giveaways. Revs Time can’t get here quickly enough.”

The 2018 season will start Thursday, April 26, with a celebration of the 2017 season, when the Revs went from the bottom of the Freedom Division at the league’s halfway point to win the Atlantic League title in a sweep of the Long Island Ducks. Opening-day festivities will include unveiling the team’s third league pennant in the outfield of PeoplesBank Park and presenting championship rings to returning coaches and players.

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The team further announced the following highlights of the 2018 season:

►Seventy-two home games (two more than 2017).

►Twelve Saturday post-game, inside-the-park fireworks displays (one more than last season), including a display on June 9 presented by MidAtlantic Industrial Equipment and one on June 23 presented by Allied Milk Producers.

►Three confirmed giveaways so far — a Revolution T-shirt on May 12 presented by the Law Firm of Dale E. Anstine, an eco-friendly tote bag on June 9 presented by York County Solid Waste Authority and a Revolution hat on Aug. 26 presented by Stambaugh Plumbing & Heating.

►Three crab feasts presented by Capt. Bob’s Crabs — June 10, July 22, and Aug. 26.

►Three trivia nights hosted by Showtime Trivia — June 18, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20.

►Three weekday day games — Baseball in Education days on May 2 and May 30 and Camp Day on July 25.

►Three chances to camp in the outfield after the game — Boy Scout Nights on June 29 and Aug. 3 and Girl Scout Night on July 20.

►Five games celebrating area schools — Spring Grove Area School District on April 28, York Country Day School on May 11, Dover Area School District on May 13, Northeastern School District on May 15 and Southern York County School District on May 16.

►The return of baseball on July 4. The Revs host a special 5 p.m. game followed by July4York presented by York Traditions Bank, with fireworks presented by Glatfelter Insurance.

►Youth Football and Spirit Night on July 21, featuring an appearance by an NFL celebrity to be announced later.

►Theme Nights to date are:

May 11: Grease Night (in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary).

May 12: Soccer Night.

May 13: Emergency Responders Day.

May 25: Star Wars Night.

May 27: Salute to Veterans.

June 7: Swim Night, presented by the York County YMCA.

June 9: Superhero Night.

June 10: Princess Day.

June 20: LGBTQ Pride Night.

June 23: Ag & Farm Night, presented by BB&T.

June 24: Pirate Day.

June 29: Harry Potter Night.

July 13: Stranger Things Night.

Aug. 25: Bike Night.

Aug. 31: Game of Thrones Night.

Sept: 2: Made in York Day (Salute to the American Worker).

Sept: 14 – Ladies Night.

Sept: 15: High School Spirit Night.

Sept: 16: Fan Appreciation Day.

Full-season, half-season, and multi-game ticket plans for the 2018 Revs season are on sale. Fans can build custom ticket plans to attend exactly the events they want from the promotional calendar. For information, go to, call (717) 801-4487, or visit the PeoplesBank Park Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Single game tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

Information for this story was provided by the York Revolution.