Big lineup for Lexington Legends home opener, one week from today

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s Opening Day and also one week from the Lexington Legends home opener at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!

Anne Mapson, special projects manager with the Legends, says they just wrapped up their 2018 Championship trophy tour and will be giving out one of their replica rings at their first game, “The first thousand fans will get these as they walk through the gate.”

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Mapson says attendees can bring their dogs for Bark in Park on Thursday, April 4th. They’ll also feature dollar beers and fireworks after the game.

“We have a few new concession stands. We’re going to have some different, extreme items,” added Mapson, who said specialty hot dogs will be served up.

Whitaker Bank Ballpark will also have a different feel Friday nights with their new Copa de la Diversion program.

“We will be Las Leyendas for 11, all of our Friday home games this year,” said Mapson.

And after coming off a winning season, Mapson says they’ve been busy touring, “We have the trophy. Before it goes into the case, we wanted to make sure that we went to to as many places as possible.”

Mapson says you can still purchase tickets to their home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 7:05 p.m. at the Legends box office at Whitaker Bank Ballpark or buy them online HERE.

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