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Huntsville Stars, Havoc nights highlight Trash Pandas season-ending homestand

MADISON — The playoff-bound Rocket City Trash Pandas return to Toyota Field this week for their final homestand of the regular season.

While the arch-rival Birmingham Barons may be in town, the highlight of the week is a salute to the Huntsville Stars.

The Trash Pandas will take the field in Huntsville Stars jerseys Thursday night. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game.

Former Stars Hunter Morris, Francisco Matos, Jimmy Jones, and Kevin MacLeod will throw out the first pitches. They will also have a pre-game meet-and-greet with fans on the concourse.

On Friday, the baseball team celebrates its minor league hockey neighbor the Huntsville Havoc. There will be inflatable games and a display table in the outfield. During the game, Havoc mascots Chaos and Rukus, as well as coaches and players including Head Coach Glenn Detulleo will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

The series against the Trash Pandas’ division and I-65 rivals will feature a number of other promotions. It starts Tuesday with Hispanic Heritage Night; Dog Day on Wednesday; fireworks spectaculars on Friday and Saturday; and Fan Appreciation Day on the season finale Sunday.

Here is this week’s schedule:

Tuesday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Hispanic Heritage Night: A pregame Hispanic Heritage parade of flags will take place on the warning track as part of Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by Drake State. DJ Rafi will also be live at the Inline Electric Rock Porch. Fans can also enjoy Hispanic food near the Bullpen Bar in the outfield.
  • Ladies Night: Ladies will have the opportunity to win great prizes and all fans can enjoy $1 off canned wine, sponsored by Reed Jewelers.

Wednesday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Bike Night: A special parade of motorcycles will begin at 5:45 p.m., with bikers riding around the warning track before the game.
  • IDEXX Labs Dog Day: Fans can bring their furry friends to Toyota Field and sit with them on the Budweiser Berm. A $1 donation per dog is requested, benefitting the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. At the Bullpen Bar, fans can purchase a pup cup for $5, a great treat of whipped cream for dogs to enjoy throughout the game.

Thursday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Huntsville Stars Throwback Night: The Trash Pandas will take the field in specialty throwback Huntsville Stars jerseys. Former Stars Hunter Morris, Francisco Matos, Jimmy Jones, and Kevin MacLeod will be on hand to throw the first pitch and take part in a meet-and-greet with fans on the concourse before the game.
  • Huntsville Stars Jersey Auction: Fans can bid on game-worn, autographed jerseys from the Trash Pandas throughout the game by texting ‘huntsvillestars’ to 76278 and by visiting huntsvillestars.givesmart.com The jersey auction will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at the end of the seventh inning. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Kids To Love and the Rocket City Trash Pandas Foundation. Additionally, a team-signed jersey will be available in a raffle for fans in attendance. Raffle tickets are three for $5, seven for $10, and 20 for $20.
  • Burgers & Buds Thursday: Fans can get a burger and a Bud or Bud Light for just $12, available at Dumpster Dive, Gravity Grille, or All-Stars concession stands.
  • Happy Hour: From 5-7 p.m., fans can enjoy $3 domestic drafts at the Inline Electric Rock Porch and Bill Penney Toyota Plaza. Morgan Laubach will be performing at the Rock Porch before the game.

Friday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Huntsville Havoc Night: The Huntsville Havoc will have inflatable games and a display table in the outfield. During the game, Havoc mascots Chaos and Rukus, as well as coaches and players including Head Coach Glenn Detulleo will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
  • Live Music: Before the game, head to the Inline Electric Rock Porch for a live performance from Gabe Larose.
  • Friday Night Fireworks: Following the game, a dazzling fireworks display will light up the Rocket City sky, presented by Smartronix.

Saturday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Live Music: Before the game, head to the Inline Electric Rock Porch for special performance from Lowery Riethmaier.
  • Player of the Month: The Trash Pandas will announce the Blue Orbit Player of the Month in a special pre-game ceremony on the field.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks: Following the game, fireworks will light up the Rocket City sky courtesy of Boeing.

Sunday

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 1 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 12:30 p.m. First pitch is at 2:35 p.m.
  • Live Music: Before the game, go to the Inline Electric Rock Porch for live performance from Olivia Farabaugh.
  • Fan Appreciation Day: All fans attending Sunday’s game will be given a QR code to scan upon entry to Toyota Field. Once the code is scanned, everyone will be able to enter to win autographed Trash Pandas memorabilia and other great prizes throughout the game.
  • Ladies Day: To make up for a rainout earlier in the season, Sunday is a special Ladies Day! Ladies will have the opportunity to win great prizes and all fans can enjoy $1 off canned wine, sponsored by Reeds Jewelers.
  • Kids Run The Bases: All kids are invited to run the bases after the game, presented by The Yard Milkshake Bar. Be sure to listen for an in-stadium announcement prompting those interested to line up at the designated location.

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