Heading in to the 45th season in franchise history, the Omaha Storm Chasers’ top priority remains the same year after year: Providing affordable, accessible, family-oriented fun at Werner Park all spring and summer. With those key values in mind, the Storm Chasers will host their fifth annual Family Fest on Wednesday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Family Fest is free for fans of all ages and features the first look at the 2013 Storm Chasers roster. Everyone in attendance on April 3 will receive a voucher for a free small popcorn and a free small Pepsi fountain drink upon entrance. During the event, fans can tour all public areas of Werner Park and enjoy family-oriented fun free of charge. Areas open at the event include the Centris Family Fun Zone, the Borsheims Diamond and making its Werner Park debut, the Soby Traveling Ranch (petting zoo).
The newly renovated Storm Front Team Store and select concession stands serving $2.00 specials will be open throughout Family Fest. Young Chasers fans will have the opportunity to get their faces painted, get an autograph from Stormy, Casey or Vortex and can sign up to win a free Valentino’s Birthday Party by visiting the new Stay in the Game: Get Screened for Colon Cancer Fan Services Booth located behind Section 115. Fans will also one final chance to “Select Their Season Seat” in person.
“This is the only opportunity for fans to see the Storm Chasers practice for free annually,” said President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “We hope that fans will check out the team and enjoy $2.00 concession items as we eagerly await the start of another Werner Park season.”
The Storm Chasers will work out on the field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Family Fest. This public practice is the final run-through before the team starts the season on the road against the Round Rock Express on April 4. Select players will give autographs from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. while all Chasers players and coaches will be available to the media from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Family Fest will set the stage for the 2013 home opener on Friday, April 12 against the Nashville Sounds. To purchase tickets for Opening Weekend or any game during the 2013 season, call (402) 738-5100, visit the Werner Park Ticket Office weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or online at www.omahastormchasers.com.