Thunder, Thunder, ThunderBolts Go!

With the outfield grass freshly cut and the infield raked the Windy City ThunderBolts season is upon us! Today marks the opening game against the Joliet Slammers and yours truly has his spot in line at the box office firmly secured. While it may only be 9 am and I’m the only one here in line I can’t wait for the first pitch tonight at 7:05 pm, the cross town rivalry has grown immensely and the T-Bolts want their Championship trophy back!

For those of you that have not had the privilege of visiting the stadium I can tell you that you’re missing out. While a game at “The Cell” or “Friendly Confines” can set you back a pretty penny Standard Bank Stadium offers all of the amenities at a fraction of the price. Located in Crestwood, IL is easily accessible from the south suburbs, as it is two blocks east of Cicero Avenue on the Midlothian Turnpike, just 1.5 miles south of I-294.

Standard Bank Stadium
features catered picnic areas, skybox suites, three concession stands with a wide menu of delicious food as well as a grill area and beer garden. Standard Bank Stadium also features one of the few upper decks in minor league baseball. Not to mention all the fun filled areas for the kids, like the Dino Jump Kid Zone and the Speed Pitch and who could forget the loveable mascot BOOMER!!!

This year Standard Bank is sponsoring three fun filled nights.

  1. Jimmy Buffet Night on Saturday, June 23rd, enjoy Cheeseburgers in paradise, margaritas and your very own Hawaiian leis
  2. Bring your cowboy hat and jeans for Country Night on Saturday, July 14th and cheer on the T-Bolts with a baseball themed cowbell!
  3. And the night everyone looks forward to…Elvis Night on Saturday, August 11th. Each lucky fan will be styling in Elvis’ very own sunglasses

So mark these nights on your calendar and don’t forget to stay for the spectacular fireworks show after each Saturday home game. Tickets start at just $8 so bring your friends and family for a great night under the lights. For more information visit, or like us on facebook.

This is your ThunderBolts Super Fan signing out for now. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the season so stay tuned.

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