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Special Ticket Offer for Wednesday

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

GameStillOn480380It’s going to be 80 (!) degrees on Wednesday and, in a perfect coincidence, the BlueClaws are playing an 11:05 am game against Hagerstown, the final game of this seven-game homestand.

With that in mind, a special ticket offer just for you (because we like you). Two tickets for just $16 in honor of our 16th season of family fun ($10 savings on day-of-game price).

  • Option A: Click here and enter the promo code “BlueClaws16” at check-out. The code is case sensitive.
  • Option B: Bring your business card to the Box Office and mention this advertisement.

So what are you waiting for. Take a day off from work and we’ll see you at the ballpark!

Pirate & Princess Picnic at Kids Expo on Sunday

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The BlueClaws Kids Expo is jammed with fun on Sunday, May 22nd, including a Pirate & Princess Party & Picnic, inflatable rides, and other fun at the 1:05 game.

As part of the Kids Expo, the gates will open one hour earlier than normal, with an 11:00 am opening at this game. There will be free inflatable rides and fun near Dr. Bernard’s Kids Zone on the third base concourse.

Pirate & Princess Pincic – The picnic runs from 12 pm – 2 pm in the 3rd Base Picnic Area and includes a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, mac-and-cheese, chicken tenders, french fries, cookies, soda, and water.

Pirates & Princesses will be at the party for pictures and fun including a treasure hunt and costume contest.

Registration: Space is limited for the picnic. Register by calling Ashley Lonsway at 732-901-7000 ext 147 or click here to book online. Tickets are $29.95 for adults and $21.95 for children (your picnic ticket includes admission to the game).

For single-game tickets (non-picnic) to the game, call 732-901-7000 option 2 or click here.

Since it’s a Sunday, it’s also a Sunday FUNDay – Kids Eat Free (ShopRite), Kids Run the Bases after the game, fans can bring their dogs for Yappy Hour, and it’s a Corona Sunday with $2 Coronas for adults.

Craft Beer Rundown – May 19 – 25

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The BlueClaws are back home this weekend at FirstEnergy Park and have a great mix of craft beers that are available at the Craft Brew House on the right field concourse.

New Belgium Heavy Melon
Hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Ale, our newest seasonal track. Brewed with juicy watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit aromas of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. Super crisp and refreshing from start to finish, Heavy Melon Ale shreds through the summer heat.

Traveler GrapeFruit Shandy
Curious Traveler is our take on a classic European Shandy that has been brewed for generations. We started with an American craft wheat ale, which delivers a crisp, light body. We then added fresh lemon and just a touch of lime to bring out a bright, juicy citrus aroma and flavor. Simply, the Curious Traveler is “Quite a Refresher!”

Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner
Mermaid Pilsner is a light-bodied, crisp drinking, nicely hopped lager. A heavy-handed addition of rye malt adds a mild spiciness, which is balanced by a light, fruity, floral hop aroma.

Shiner Prickly Pear
Doubly good in triple digits, our unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.

Ranger IPA
Bring out the hops with Ranger IPA, beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA is the newest addition to the Rebel family of IPAs, which are brewed to showcase a wide range of hop intensities and characteristics. Rebel Grapefruit is brewed with real grapefruit for a big punch of citrus that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes.

Craft Brew House: May 12th – 15th

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The BlueClaws are back home this weekend at FirstEnergy Park and have a great mix of craft beers that are available at the Craft Brew House on the right field concourse this weekend.

Rebel Grapefruit IPA
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA is the newest addition to the Rebel family of IPAs, which are brewed to showcase a wide range of hop intensities and characteristics. Rebel Grapefruit is brewed with real grapefruit for a big punch of citrus that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes of one of the Sam Adams brewers’ favorite West Coast hops, Mosaic.

Mermaid Pilsner
Mermaid Pilsner is a light-bodied, crisp drinking, nicely hopped lager. A heavy-handed addition of rye malt adds a mild spiciness, which is balanced by a light, fruity, floral hop aroma.

Citradelic IPA
Tune in and hop out with New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness.

Grapefruit Traveler
The mother of all citrus, the behemoth from Barbados, the original forbidden fruit. It’s big, it’s juicy, and it’s in your beer. Presenting Traveler™ Grapefruit Shandy. You don’t need a tiny arsenal of bowls, knives and mini spoons to enjoy the good stuff. Full flavor with the tart tang you’d expect from a lusciously ripe grapefruit, balanced by a smooth, refreshing finish you can only get with a shandy. Traveler Grapefruit Shandy is a deceptively delicious wheat beer made with real grapefruit. It delivers a bright and satisfying citrus aroma and flavor, then quickly disappears, leaving you searching for another.

New Belgium Ranger IPA
India Pale Ale beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

Shiner Prickly Pear
Doubly good in triple digits, our unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.

Deep-Fried Standings

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

We gave you a rundown of BlueClaws new concession items (here), so let’s check in on some of them. After one homestand, here are the Deep-Fried Standings – aka the most popular deep-fried items at the new Deep-Fried Food Stand on the third base concourse.

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Craft Brew House Beer Rundown – April 14-20

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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The BlueClaws Craft Brew House is back for another season and we have the rundown of craft beers that will be available during the first BlueClaws homestand – April 14-20.

Note – These beers are not available for $1 during Thirsty Thursdays and are only available in the Craft Brew House down the right field line.

New Belgium Ranger IPA: Bring out the hops with RANGER IPA! This clear amber INDIA PALE ALE beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas.

Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy: Traveler Grapefruit Shandy is a deceptively delicious wheat beer made with real grapefruit. It delivers a bright and satisfying citrus aroma and flavor, then quickly disappears, leaving you searching for another.

Ommegang Game of Thrones 3-Eyed Raven: Three-Eyed Raven harbors a deep dark brown, almost jet-black color with a light tan head. Yeast forward aromas are packed with peppery phenolics and fruity esters. Despite what you might expect from a dark hued beer, the flavor brings to mind a traditional saison: a light, malty body with a hint of sweetness, and roast accentuated by herbal and spicy hops, yet underpinned by pleasant yeastiness. Finish is crisp, with lingering notes of herbal hops and Belgian yeast

Shiner Bock Prickly Pear: Doubly good in triple digits, unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.

Boulevard 80 Acre: With roots in two of today’s most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by their brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.

Blue Moon White IPA: For White IPA the brew masters wanted to combine the citrus flavors of an IPA with the smooth, balanced malts of a Belgian white Belgian-Style Wheat Ale. They began by experimenting with hop after hop until they found the perfect combination of four hops, including a rare German hop called Huell Melon. The result is a pronounced citrus and fruity hop taste, perfectly balanced by wheat, coriander, and orange peel. Bringing the best of two styles together to craft an IPA with a unique twist. Hoppy. Unfiltered. Balanced.

New Food Items This Year at FirstEnergy Park

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Yesterday on BlueClaws.com, we unveiled some of the new things fans can look forward to seeing at the ballpark this year. Included on the list are two new food items that we wanted to highlight here.

One new food item that fans can enjoy is pork roll deep-fried in funnel cake batter topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

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Fans can also enjoy thick-cut bacon dipped in chocolate then fried in funnel cake batter.

Both the deep-fried bacon and pork roll are only available at the Funnel Cake Stand on the third base concourse.

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Special Opening Day Ticket Offer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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For two days only, and in celebration of the start of their 16th season of family fun, the BlueClaws have a very special offer – two tickets to Opening Day for just $16! This offer, online only, expires at 11:59 pm on Tuesday night.

Presently, these are the only single-game tickets available – except for Opening Day, which you can get by clicking here.

By booking your Opening Day tickets as part of this special offer, you’ll save $5 on the single-game ticket price.

Get Your 2016 BlueClaws Opening Day Tickets here.

Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Untitled-1One of the giveaway items that figures to be among the most popular this year is the Travis d’ArGnome, in honor of 2009 BlueClaws catcher Travis d’Arnaud – of course, now the starting catcher on the Mets.

d’Arnaud hit 13 home runs with the BlueClaws in 2009 in helping the team win that year’s South Atlantic League championship and will be honored with a Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway for the first 1,500 fans on June 2nd thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas.

As we’ve been noting, your first chance to get tickets for this event, as well as Asbury Park Press Dollar Weekend and all other BlueClaws games, is FanFest on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

There are several other great reasons to come to FanFest as well (including free food, the fact you’ll save $3 per ticket, and much more) detailed here.

FanFest Countdown: Wallet Stickems (July 21st)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

WalletSTickAs part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

July 21st: BlueClaws Wallet Stickems thanks to Central Jersey Blood Center. They will be given to the first 1,500 fans and are perfect for storing your credit cards or business cards. They will stick right to the back of your phone.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

Multiple Dates! The BlueClaws have unveiled the Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads that will be given out at three different games in 2016.

The bobbleheads will be given out individually on three separate nights (each time to the first 1,500 fans):

  • Pork Roll: Thursday, June 30 thanks to Case’s Pork Roll Company
  • Egg: Monday, July 25 thanks to Barcelona Nut Company
  • Cheese: Wednesday, August 17 thanks to the NJEA

The three bobbleheads will come together to form a home plate and are perfect for display and will make great collector’s items!

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Irish Baseball Cap Giveaway (August 6th)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

IrishHat1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 6th: It’s Irish Heritage Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive this BlueClaws Irish Cap thanks to AJ Perri Heating & Cooling. There is a shamrock on the left side of the cap.

Irish Heritage Night is a fun-filled night that includes a pre-game musical performance in the Coors Light WRAT Trap from 5:00 – 6:45 pm. We also have a $16 package that includes a game ticket, mug, and drink voucher (Mike Kasel, 732-901-7000 ext 195).

For more on Irish Heritage Night, click here.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Power Bank Giveaway (August 18th)

Monday, March 7th, 2016

PowerBank1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 18th: BlueClaws Power Banks thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas. These will be given to the first 1,000 fans at the game that night and are portable USB charging devices. You plug your phone charger into the USB drive on the Power Bank and charge your phone on the go!

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

BlueClaws Hospitality Menus

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Looking for that next great place to host a company event, family outing, birthday party, or other night of fun? The BlueClaws have several great hospitality options on the Luxury Suite level of FirstEnergy Park – the Monmouth Medical Center Champions Club, BlueClaws Party Decks, and BlueClaws Luxury Suites.

We have posted the menus for each of the three to their respective pages on BlueClaws.com. We’ve linked to the pages of each on BlueClaws.com or to the menus specifically.

Monmouth Medical Center Champions Club (page, menu) – This is a triple-box party room that can hold up to 60 people and includes both indoor & outdoor seating, cable television, a cash bar, climate comfort, and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Just one outing available per game.

Party Decks (page, menu) – BlueClaws Party Decks are open-air, under-cover private party areas for up to 80 guests that also include an all-you-can-eat buffet. Party Decks are located on the flanks of the suite level (one on the first base side and one on the third base side) and have a cash bar, cable television, and both stadium-style and table seating.

Luxury Suites (page, menu) – Luxury Suites include 20 tickets to a private box, indoor/outdoor seating, climate comfort, cable television, and a dedicated suite attendant to cater to your every need. The BlueClaws have a very limited number of suites available (nightly amount varies) and have packages starting at just nine games.

All three areas, of course, offer a majestic, panoramic view of that night’s game.

For more, call 732-901-7000 option 3 or click here to fill out an interest form, after which you will be contacted by a BlueClaws staff member.