2017 Promo Schedule Unveiled

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
by Kelsey Gilbert

An unprecedented 22 fireworks shows, a trio of spectacular giveaways, everyone’s favorite theme nights and a few brand-new, wacky ideas you will have to see to believe highlight the Schaumburg Boomers 2017 promotion schedule. All Boomers promotional events will be presented with the first-class brand of family-friendly, affordable fun and entertainment fans have come to expect from Chicagoland’s premier minor league baseball franchise.

The best seats for the best dates are sure to go fast, so be sure to get yours early and catch all the weird, wacky fun happening at Boomers Stadium this summer. As in the past, all Tuesday through Friday games begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday contests begin at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. There are a few exceptions, so be sure to check the full 2017 schedule at www.boomersbaseball.com. 

The Boomers sixth season opens at home in Schaumburg with a bang on Friday, May 12th at 6:30 pm against the Traverse City Beach Bums and continuing the celebration on Saturday, May 13th at 6:00 pm. The Opening Weekend celebration is full of everyone’s two favorite things - fireworks and free stuff! Friday night and Saturday night will each feature a spectacular fireworks show, as well as a Magnet Schedule giveaway on both nights for the first 1,000 fans courtesy of Kamphaus Auto Care. The Boomers will cap off the season's first homestand with a nod to all of the special Mother’s in our lives with a special Mother’s Day Brunch during Sunday’s (May 14th) 1:00 PM game.

Dial up your babysitter now, because 21 and Over Night is back in all of its uncensored glory on Thursday, May 25! Join us for an evening of raucous grown-up fun at the ballpark with a special 7:30 p.m. start time, complete with games on the concourse you may remember from college, R-rated clips from your favorite baseball movies, a pre-game ceremonial first toast!

The excitement keeps rolling as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on May 26, 27 and 28 with three straight nights of fireworks. That’s right – back-to-back-to-back fireworks! But that’s not all – on Friday night grab your buzzer and thinking cap as the Boomers bring Game Show Night back for its third season. Saturday, assemble the minions and dress up for the Boomers Despicable Me Night costume contest.  And there’s no better way to cap off Memorial Day Weekend in BOOMerica than with our annual Tribute to the Troops Night and a third straight night of fireworks.

Many fun and unique theme nights are planned for the 2017 season, including Pirates Night on Saturday, May 13th and Starwars Night on Saturday, June 24th.

Other anticipated theme nights include:

  • Game Show Night on Friday, May 26
  • The Great American Ballpark Mystery Night on Friday, June 2
  • Disney Night on Saturday, June 3
  • Autism Awareness Night featuring a specialty jersey auction on Sunday, June 4
  • Jimmy Buffett Night on Saturday, June 10
  • Princess Night and Girl Scout Sleepover on Friday, June 21
  • Squirt Gun Fight Day on Sunday, July 23
  • Harry Potter Night and Boy Scout Sleepover on Friday, August 4
  • Marshmallow Fight Night on Saturday, August 5
  • Back to School Night on Saturday, August 19

There are also various promotions planned for Boomers fans next year, including these great giveaways and entertainers for the first fans through the gate:

  • Lederhosen Jersey Auction as a part of Oktoberfest in June Night on Friday, June 9
  •  ZOOPerstars on Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 22
  • Myron Noodleman and special extended fireworks show on Monday, July 3
  • Post-game Diamond Dig on 80’s & Ladies Night on Thursday, July 20
  • Boomers Bleed Blue Night honoring our local police forces on Thursday, August 3
  • BirdZerk! on Saturday, August 5
  • Used Car Giveaway Night on Thursday, August 17

The Boomers set aside four days throughout the season just for the kids as they celebrate Grand Slam School Day on Wednesday, May 24, and three Day Camp Days on June 21, June 22, and July 19, each with a special 11 AM start.

It's a PAW-ty at Boomers Stadium as the Boomers slate two games in 2017 for Bark in the Park days, presented by Lagunitas Brewing Co.! Bring your four-legged friends out to the ballpark on Sunday, June 25 and Sunday, August 27. Complete with a pre-game pet parade, in-game pet contests, and post-game run the bases for both pets and people, these afternoons are bound to be a dog-gone fun time.

In addition to the daily promo calendar, Boomers Stadiums featured Weekly Promotions have been upgraded and are listed below:

  • Thursdays: $2 regular hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts as the Boomers celebrate Thirsty Thursday.
  • Fridays: Friday Night Fireworks
  • Saturdays: Post-game Fireworks
  • Sundays: Family Sundays, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, featuring post-game autographs and Family Sunday Four Packs.


Purchase a 2017 Boomers Bundle plan to make sure not to miss your favorite promotions this season. Ticket plans start at just $45 and provide the very best bang-for-your-buck. The more games in your plan, the more incentives and behind the scenes action you will receive. Visit www.boomersbaseball.com to stay up to-to-date with all the latest news and promos from the Schaumburg Boomers. Remember that the promotional schedule is subject to change and we are making exciting new additions every day. Check back often for all the fun and excitement from the ultimate destination for summer fun in Chicago. 

Group Outings, Boomer Bundles and Season Tickets for the 2017 season are now available for purchase! Order online at www.boomersbaseball.com, over the phone at 847.461.3695, or in person at the Boomers Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 More Info: The 2013 & 2014 Frontier League Champions and 2013 & 2016 Organization of the Year, the Schaumburg Boomers are an independent professional baseball franchise based in Schaumburg, IL. The club captured the back-to-back titles for the Village of Schaumburg and for prominent Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Patrick A Salvi and his wife, Lindy Salvi, the team owners. Named after the Greater Prairie Chicken, which once roamed throughout Schaumburg and the surrounding areas in the 19th century, the Boomers excel in providing fun, affordable family entertainment and the best customer service in the business. For more information, visit www.boomersbaseball.com.


 Fri., May 12       Opening Night, Magnet Schedule Giveaway (first 1,000 fans) and Post-Game Fireworks 

Sat., May 13       Pirates Night, Magnet Schedule Giveaway (first 1,000 fans) and Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., May 14     Mother’s Day Brunch and Celebration

Wed., May 24    Grand Slam School Day - special 11:00 am start time

Thur., May 25     21 and Over Night presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company
                              Special 7:30 p.m. start time
                              PLEASE NOTE: no one under 21 years of age will be admitted to the ballpark    

Fri., May 26        Gameshow Night: Post-Game Fireworks

Sat., May 27       Despicable Me Night, presented by Strike Ten Lanes; Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., May 29    Tribute to the Troops and Post-Game Fireworks 
                              Special 6:30 p.m. start time

Fri., June 2          The Great American Ballpark Mystery Night; Post-Game Fireworks       

Sat., June 3         Disney Night; Post-Game Fireworks    

Sun., June 4       Autism Awareness Night presented by Autism Home Support with specialty jersey auction

Fri., June 9          Early Oktoberfest Night; Jersey Auction; Post-Game Fireworks

Sat., June 10      Jimmy Buffett Night; Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., June 11     Cars (The Movie) Night, presented by Jets Pizza

Tues., June 20    Friendship Day, presented by Friendship Village

Wed., June 21    Day Camp Day, special start at 11 AM

Thurs., June 22  Day Camp Day, special start at 11 AM

Fri., June 23        Halfway to Christmas; Boy Scout Sleepover; Post-game Fireworks

Sat., June 24      Starwars Night with Post-Game Fireworks and a special appearance by the ZOOperstars!            

Sun., June 25     Bark in the Park, presented by Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Mon., July 3       Independence Day Week Celebration; Post-Game Fireworks and special appearance by Myron Noodleman

Tues., July 4       Independence Day – special extended fireworks show

Wed., July 19     Day Camp Day - special start at 11 AM

Thurs., July 20   80’s and Ladies Night; Post-Game Fireworks and Diamond Dig

Fri., July 21         Princess Night; Girl Scout Sleepover; Post-Game Fireworks

Sat. July 22         Superhero Night with special appearance by the ZOOperstars and Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., July 23       6th Annual Squirt Gun Fight

Thurs., Aug. 3    Boomers Bleed Blue Night; Post-Game Remote Dig

Fri., Aug. 4          Harry Potter Night; Boy Scout Sleepover; Post-Game Fireworks

Sat., Aug. 5         Marshmallow Fight Night, presented by Campfire Marshmallows; Post-Game Fireworks and a special appearance by BirdZerk!

Wed., Aug. 16    Businessperson’s Day – special 1:00 pm start time

Thurs., Aug. 17  Elvis Night and Used Car Give Away

Fri., Aug. 18          St. Patrick’s Day in Summer with special St. Patrick’s Themed Hat Giveaway courtesy of Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C.; Post-Game Fireworks

Sat., Aug. 19      Back to School Night; Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., Aug.24    Family and Faith Day

Fri., Aug 25         Nurses’ Night; Post-Game Fireworks

Sat., Aug. 16      Zombie Night and Post-Game Fireworks

Sun., Aug.27    Bark in the Park presented by Lagunitas; Team Photo Giveaway

Thurs., Aug. 31  Strike out Stroke Night, presented by Amita Health and Genentech; Fan Appreciation Day; Final Fireworks show of 2017