Baseball is almost back in Frisco and even though the team has yet to take the field, this season is shaping up to be the most exciting season to date. The 2022 Frisco RoughRiders promotional schedule was released last week and there is literally something on it that will appeal to everyone.
Opening Day on April 8th will feature the first Firework Friday of the season and Division Champions weekend with a magnet schedule giveaway. In total, the RoughRiders 2022 promotional schedule features 25 post-game firework shows that are sure to be a blast.
It also features 10 guest appearances, along with the most giveaways ever. The RoughRiders will also introduce fans to two new and exciting monikers. The Copa de la Diversion (team identity and uniforms will be announced prior to the season) and they will play three games as the Dallas Black Giants, paying homage to the former Negro Leagues team that played in Dallas. Bob Kendrick will be present at Riders Field and will throw out the first pitch. I have never been more excited about the team taking on new identities that I am for these two.
Bring your dog to the ballpark! For those that want to take Rover with them to the game, Bark at the Park is coming back on April 24th. The next one will be on May 29th and August 26th.
This season, the RoughRiders will be among the Copa de la League teams. Their first scheduled game is on Cinco De Mayo which gives a transformation on the Friday Copa identity. The RoughRiders Copa program will be presented by Baylor.
Gone are Weiner Wednesdays but replacing that $1 hot dog will be a Texas Baseball Legend where a baseball legend will be making an appearance for a meet and greet. The Baseball legends consist of Tom Grieve, Hall of Famer and former Rangers pitcher Fergie Jenkins, and others.
Breakdown of 2022 Frisco RoughRiders promotional schedule by day of the week
- Tuesday: Silver Slugger Tuesday: fans 65 and over get a discount when showing their ID at the Riders Box Office.
- Wednesday: Texas Baseball Legend: One of the legends scheduled on Wednesday May 25 is former Rangers pitcher, the great Fergie Jenkins, who in 1974, had 29 complete games, a franchise record that is safe.
- Thursday: Thirsty Thursday: it’s back. Come to Riders Field Thirsty and find yourself some drink specials.
- Friday: Fireworks Friday: immediately after the game, head onto the field to catch post-game fireworks that can’t be beat.
- Saturday: Sky-Lit Saturdays: can’t go wrong with more post-game fireworks.
- Sunday: Kids Sunday Funday: Be sure to bring the rugrats to the game and they will have a blast with kid-themed days.
Full Breakdown of the 2022 Frisco RoughRiders Promotional Schedule
|Home Game #||Opponent||Date||Promo|
|1||Travelers||Friday April 8||Division Champions* Weekend; Magnet Schedule giveaway presented by Carpet Tech; Fireworks Friday|
|2||Travelers||Saturday April 9||Division Champions* Weekend; 2021 Division Champions Pennant giveaway; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|3||Travelers||Sunday April 10||Division Champions* Weekend; Allen ISD Night; Pregame Easter Egg Hunt; Riders Kids’ Division Champions T-Shirt giveaway; Kids Sunday Funday|
|4||Naturals||Tuesday April 19||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|5||Naturals||Wednesday April 20||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Steve Buechele)|
|6||Naturals||Thursday April 21||Frisco ISD Night presented by Whataburger; Thirsty Thursday|
|7||Naturals||Friday April 22||IHeartFrisco Night; Girl Scout Night; Frisco-themed giveaway presented by Visit Frisco; Fireworks Friday|
|8||Naturals||Saturday April 23||It’s Gonna Be May Night; Boy band-themed giveaway; Perfect meet and greet with Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|9||Naturals||Sunday April 24||Crayola Day at the Ballpark; Color in Kids Jersey Giveaway; Bark in the Park; Kids Sunday Funday|
|10||Travelers||Tuesday May 3||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|11||Travelers||Wednesday May 4||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Emily Jones), Star Wars Night|
|12||Travelers||Thursday May 5||Cinco de Mayo with Copa identity; Copa-themed giveaway; Thirsty Thursday|
|13||Travelers||Friday May 6||FC Dallas Night; Riders Soccer Scarf giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|14||Travelers||Saturday May 7||Kentucky Derby at the Diamond; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|15||Travelers||Sunday May 8||Baseball Mom Night/Mother’s Day; Wine Bottle Holder giveaway; Kids Sunday Funday|
|16||Hooks||Tuesday May 17||Education Day presented by Olsson with 11:05 a.m. first pitch; Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|17||Hooks||Wednesday May 18||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Craig Gentry).|
|18||Hooks||Thursday May 19||NFT Night; NFT giveaway; Thirsty Thursday|
|19||Hooks||Friday May 20||Hometown Heroes Weekend; First Responders Night; Fireworks Friday|
|20||Hooks||Saturday May 21||Hometown Heroes Weekend; Armed Forces Day; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|21||Hooks||Sunday May 22||Hometown Heroes Weekend; Strike Out Cancer Night; Kids activities with Frisco Parks and Rec; Kids Sunday Funday|
|22||Missions||Tuesday May 24||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|23||Missions||Wednesday May 25||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (featuring Hall of Famer and former Texas Rangers pitcher Fergie Jenkins)|
|24||Missions||Thursday May 26||Salute to Supply Chain Night; Giveaway pending delivery…Stuck at sea; Thirsty Thursday|
|25||Missions||Friday May 27||Copa Night; Copa-themed giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|26||Missions||Saturday May 28||Marvel Defenders of the Diamond Night; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|27||Missions||Sunday May 29||Bark in the Park; Kids Sunday Funday|
|28||RockHounds||Tuesday June 14||Super Splash Day presented by Olsson with 12:05 p.m. first pitch; Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|29||RockHounds||Wednesday June 15||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Kevin Mench)|
|30||RockHounds||Thursday June 16||Tribute to the Suburbs Night; Thirsty Thursday|
|31||RockHounds||Friday June 17||Fireworks Friday|
|32||RockHounds||Saturday June 18||Whataburger Food Bank Night; Scout Night; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|33||RockHounds||Sunday June 19||Come out for a Father’s Day to remember; Juneteenth; Salute to the Dallas Black Giants with Black Giants uniforms; Dallas Black Giants hat giveaway; Kids Sunday Funday|
|34||HooksRock||Tuesday June 28||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|35||Hooks||Wednesday June 29||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Mark McLemore aka Dr of defense).|
Blue Norther Rowdy at the River
|36||Hooks||Thursday June 30||Ivan Hall (the Bachelorette) will be at Riders Field on Singles Night; Thirsty Thursday|
|37||Hooks||Friday July 1||Stars and Stripes Weekend; Mini flags giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|38||Hooks||Saturday July 2||Stars and Stripes Weekend; Mini flags giveaway; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|39||Hooks||Sunday July 3||Stars and Stripes Weekend; Mini flags giveaway; Double-fireworks show; Kids Sunday Funday|
|40||RockHounds||Tuesday July 12||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|41||RockHounds||Wednesday July 13||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (former Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg)|
|42||RockHounds||Thursday July 14||Thirsty Thursday|
|43||RockHounds||Friday July 15||Christmas in July; Teddy Leg Lamp Bobblehead giveaway (first 1,500 fans); Fireworks Friday|
|44||RockHounds||Saturday July 16||Copa Night; Copa-themed giveaway; Bobble Head giveaway (first 1,500 fans) Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|45||RockHounds||Sunday July 17||Marvel Super Hero Night presented by Buckner; Kids Sunday Funday|
|46||Sod Poodles||Tuesday August 2||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|47||Sod Poodles||Wednesday August 3||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday|
|48||Sod Poodles||Thursday August 4||Thirsty Thursday|
|49||Sod Poodles||Friday August 5||Lone Star Weekend; Whataburger Night; Fireworks Friday|
|50||Sod Poodles||Saturday August 6||Lone Star Weekend (Ride a mechanical bull); Welcome to Texas Night; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|51||Sod Poodles||Sunday August 7||Thomas Nicholas will make an appearance on Baseball Movie Night; Back to School Night; Lunch box giveaway; Kids Sunday Funday|
|52||Missions||Tuesday August 9||Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|53||Missions||Wednesday August 10||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Bobby Witt Sr.)|
|54||Missions||Thursday August 11||8/11 Day presented by CoServ; Giveaway presented by CoServ; Thirsty Thursday.|
Kids lunchbox giveaway
|55||Missions||Friday August 12||Golf Night; Golf-themed giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|56||Missions||Saturday August 13||Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|57||Missions||Sunday August 14||Dallas Black Giants Night; Dallas Black Giants Jersey Figurine giveaway (first 1,500 fans); Kids Sunday Funday|
|58||Wind Surge||Tuesday August 23||Silver Slugger Tuesday (Fox Monarch Night, celebratingthe show premiering Sunday Sept. 11)|
|59||Wind Surge||Wednesday August 24||Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (Tim Crabtree).|
|60||Wind Surge||Thursday August 25||College Night; Thirsty Thursday|
|61||Wind Surge||Friday August 26||Bark in the Park; Dog bandana giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|62||Wind Surge||Saturday August 27||State Fair Night; Frisco Corny Dogs Night; Corny Dogs Socks giveaway; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|63||Sind Surge||Sunday August 28||Frisco Discovery Center Day; Kids Sunday Funday|
|64||Drillers||Tuesday September 6||Education Day Game presented by Olsson with 11:05 a.m. first pitch; Silver Slugger Tuesday|
|65||Drillers||Wednesday September 7||Salute to the Dallas Black Giants; Texas Baseball Legend Wednesday (featuring Mr. Ranger Tom Grieve)|
|66||Drillers||Thursday September 8||Hispanic Heritage Night; Copa Night presented by Baylor Scott & White Health; Thirsty Thursday|
|67||Drillers||Friday September 9||Dallas Stars Night; Stars/RoughRiders Beanie giveaway; Fireworks Friday|
|68||Drillers||Saturday September 10||Fan Appreciation Night; Sky-Lit Saturday fireworks show|
|69||Drillers||Sunday September 11||Patriot Day; Kids Sunday Funday|
The RoughRiders give a disclaimer that giveaways are while supplies last and they are also subject to change.
The 2022 Frisco RoughRiders promotional schedule is probably the strongest one in franschise history.
The Southern Division RoughRiders’ opponents consist of the Amarillo Sod Poodles, San Antonio Missions, Midland RockHounds, and Corpus Christi Hooks. Besides, the Central Northern Double-A division comprises Wichita Wind Surge, Springfield Cardinals, Tulsa Drillers, Arkansas Northwest Naturals, and Arkansas Travelers.