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Jackson Generals Announce Fan Fest

The Jackson Generals will hold their first ever Fan Fest Tuesday, April 12th, with the Pringles Park gates opening at 5:00 PM. The event is completely FREE and open to the public. The Fan Fest will prelude the Generals’ home opener against the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins Affiliate) on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:05 PM. Fans will get to meet the 2011 Jackson Generals, watch batting practice, take photos, get autographs ON THE FIELD and much more!

Fan Fest will feature something for everyone in the family. For the kids, the Generals’ will set up the Kids Zone with a bounce house, inflatable slide and more. Fans can challenge themselves in the Interactive gaming bus from Games2u Entertainment with PS3, XBOX, and Wii systems. Generals’ mascot, Sarge will be entertaining fans and of course, available for pictures. You can also find your favorite Pringles Park food items for sale at the concession stands that will be open throughout the event.

"We are anxiously anticipating the home opener on April 13th," said Generals GM Tom Hanson. "We are excited to roll out the new Jackson Generals logo and brand to our great fans of Jackson and West Tennessee. We want everyone to have a great time and open the season with a blast!"

Entertainment will be provided by Memphis Jones and door prizes will be given throughout the night.

Prime seat locations will be marked available for fans that are interested in purchasing season tickets. Remember, each season ticket comes with $340 in free food! The box office will be open with flex plans, individual game tickets, family four packs and All-Star Game packages for sale. Parents can sign up their kids, 12-and-under up to join the new Junior Generals Kids Club, presented by Clubhouse Barbers. The Generals' Official Team Store will be open and showcasing brand new Jackson Generals’ merchandise.

Prior to Fan Fest, at 4:00 PM, the 30th Armored Brigade (Sep) Association will hold a dedication ceremony for a bronze statue representing the “Children of Tennessee’s Fallen Warriors” at the entrance of Pringles Park.


Schedule of Events for Fan Fest 2011:

- 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – Dedication of “Children of Tennessee’s Fallen Warriors” Monument

- 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Pringles Park gates open/ Team batting practice on field

- 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Welcome and Player Introductions on field

- 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Fan Photo and Autographs on field

- 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM – Season Ticket Holder Picnic and Player Meet and Greet

The Jackson Generals are the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and a member of the Southern League. The 2011 season opens Thursday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. in Pearl, Miss, against the Mississippi Braves R, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. For more information, visit www.jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or call (731) 988-5299.