Lake County Press

Baseball, Bikes, Chickens and Leprechaun’s at US Steel Yard


If you are looking for fun in Northwest Indiana, you don’t need to go any further than US Steel Yard, home of the Gary SouthShore Railcats.

This week is full of great events for everyone.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day (Almost)

On Tuesday, August 17th, the Railcats are giving the fans $2 off the ticket price if you show up dressed in your St. Patricks Day finest.

St. Patty’s Jersey Auction
The RailCats will be wearing special St. Patty’s Day Jerseys for the game and then will auction them off after the game. Don’t miss a chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind uniform.

Tuesday Kids Day
Tonight’s special 6:00 start makes sure everyone’s home by bedtime, and tonight’s game is all about kid-friendly fun! The first 1,000 youngsters (12 and under) will get a voucher for a free hot dog and all members of the RailCats Reading Club get admitted free.

Picture Pack Giveaway (1,000 Fans)
Sponsored by Great Lakes Orthopedics
The first 1,000 fans of all ages every Tuesday night will pick up a pack of glossy photos featuring select RailCats players, and before the game those players will be on the concourse near the Main Gate signing autographs!

Megaphone Giveaway (500 kids)
Sponsored by “A Place of Our Own” and Lakeshore Public Television.
The first 500 kids entering U. S. Steel Yard will receive a megaphone courtesy of “A Place of Our Own” and Lakeshore Public Television.

Hobart Community Night
The RailCats invite all Hobart residents to the ballpark on this night for a fun-filled evening. Plus, with a valid Indiana ID, Hobart residents are eligible for a discount by calling the RailCats at 219.882.2255.

On Wednesday night the fun continues!

Famous Chicken Appearance
The Clown Prince of Baseball makes his annual stop at U. S. Steel Yard and has been making fans laugh until their sides burst since 1974. You haven’t really laughed if you haven’t seen the Chicken yet, and this is his ONLY Region appearance of the year! More at famouschicken.com

Wet Your Whistle Wednesday
Sponsored by Miller Lite, X-Rock 103.9
Take the mid-week break you know you deserve and kick back with $2 MGD and Miller Lite drafts (fans 21 and over only) at every Wednesday night game in 2010.

Bike Night
$5 Tickets for riders and guests includes ticket to the game and participation in pre-game bike parade so don’t miss your chance to show off your hog and see a baseball game!

So head out to US Steel Yard for some great family fun and some exciting Railcats Baseball, home of Northwest Indiana’s favorite sports team.