Sacramento River Cats Annual River Cats Preseason Party Mar. 5

New season of River Cats baseball kicks off Sunday, March 5 at Raley Field

West Sacramento, CA – Opening Day may not be until April 6, but Sacramento River Cats fans will get a sneak peek of what’s to come on Sunday, March 5 at the annual River Cats Preseason Party at Raley Field. The event is noon to 3:00 pm and highlights new additions to the ballpark as well as treats fans to free food.

Raley Field will open its gates once again with some new changes for the 2017 season and fans at the Preseason Party will be the first to see what’s in store. All-new concession storefronts line the concourse and the Down on the Farm kids’ area has undergone a near-complete transformation.

The River Cats will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:45 pm to officially open the fully-renovated Down on the Farm kids’ area. Down on the Farm has new Sacramento-themed play equipment and amenities for children to enjoy during family trips to the ballpark. In addition to these renovations, fans will be able to enjoy free hot dogs and sodas and go behind the scenes with the Raley Field clubhouse tour.

Another exciting feature of this year’s Preseason Party is batting practice on the field (weather permitting). Fans of all ages will have an opportunity to take batting practice down on the field just like pros. All donations made for batting practice will benefit the River Cats foundation. There will also be free activities for kids including arts and crafts, face painters, and more. St. Baldrick’s and Bell Brothers also return to the annual Preseason Party as they raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.

Not only will fans have the opportunity to get their first look at Raley Field, they’ll also be among the first to purchase individual game tickets. This includes tickets for premium games like Opening Night, Independence Day Eve, Fan Appreciation Day, all giveaway dates, and more. The Round Table Pizza Ticket Office will open at 12:00 pm and fans are encouraged to get their tickets now to avoid box office lines and sellouts during the season.

River Cats faithful can also gear up for the 2017 season by visiting the On Deck Shop at Raley Field. The On Deck Shop will have exclusive Preseason Party sales going on all day.

Season ticket plans are still available and fans are encouraged to schedule a tour to check out available seats by calling (916) 371-HITS (4487) or emailing

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

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