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August with the ThunderBolts means Princesses, Pirates, Elvis and Video Games!

The ThunderBolts are happy to announce our August 2023 promotion schedule!

All group tickets are on sale now; Individual game tickets go on sale on Friday, April 14

Tuesday, August 1st at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – Value Tuesday:  Every Tuesday night features two great deals as all box seats and hot dogs cost just $2 each. (NOTICE: Deal not valid for 10:35 am day games.)

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – SecureOne Security Services Military Appreciation, Senior Night and Karaoke:  Wednesday is one of two Military Appreciation Nights presented by SecureOne Security Services - Illinois.  Any veteran or active military member receives two free tickets by just walking up to the ballpark box office and showing your military ID.  Seniors 55-years of age and older get a free ticket to that night's game.  Free senior tickets available day-of-game ONLY.  Just walk up to the box office!  Finally, every Wednesday night is Karaoke Night!  All participants will receive a free hot dog and drink token (alcohol included)!  Details on how to sign up are available on our social media as this game date approaches.

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – White Castle Wrestling and Beverage Specials:  It's another one of our White Castle Wrestling Thursdays!  Every wrestling Thursday the ThunderBolts transform into the Windy City Sliders!  The home team will wear special "Sliders" team jerseys which will be auctioned off with ALL proceeds going to Castle Share Charity!  Bid on these jerseys all season long HERE (bidding opens on May 25th).  The night includes can't miss drink specials including $1.50 Retro Beers (12 oz cans of Busch Light, Natural Light, Old Milwaukee and Naturdays).  Other select beers are just $2.75 (16 oz cans & draft of Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra, PBR, Old Style and 12 oz cans of Bud Light Lime and Estrella Jalisco).  All craft beers and seltzers are just $4.00!  After the game, EGO Pro Wrestling performs their 1-hour wrestling show!

Tuesday, August 8th at 6:35 pm vs. Evansville – Value Tuesday:  Every Tuesday night features two great deals as all box seats and hot dogs cost just $2 each. (NOTICE: Deal not valid for 10:35 am day games.)

Wednesday, August 9th at 6:35 pm vs. Evansville – SecureOne Security Services Military Appreciation, Senior Night and Karaoke:  Wednesday is one of two Military Appreciation Nights presented by SecureOne Security Services - Illinois.  Any veteran or active military member receives two free tickets by just walking up to the ballpark box office and showing your military ID.  Seniors 55-years of age and older get a free ticket to that night's game.  Free senior tickets available day-of-game ONLY.  Just walk up to the box office!  Finally, every Wednesday night is Karaoke Night!  All participants will receive a free hot dog and drink token (alcohol included)!  Details on how to sign up are available on our social media as this game date approaches.

Thursday, August 10th at 6:35 pm vs. Evansville – White Castle Wrestling, Beverage Specials & Pint Glass giveaway:  It's another one of our White Castle Wrestling Thursdays!    Every wrestling Thursday the ThunderBolts transform into the Windy City Sliders!  The home team will wear special "Sliders" team jerseys which will be auctioned off with ALL proceeds going to Castle Share Charity!  Bid on these jerseys all season long HERE (bidding opens on May 25th).  Also the first 500 fans 21-years of age and older will receive a Pint Glass courtesy of Lakeshore Beverage.  The night includes can't miss beer specials including $1.50 Retro Beers (12 oz cans of Busch Light, Natural Light, Old Milwaukee and Naturdays).  Other select beers are just $2.75 (16 oz cans & draft of Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra, PBR, Old Style and 12 oz cans of Bud Light Lime and Estrella Jalisco).  All craft beers and seltzers are just $4.00!  After the game, EGO Pro Wrestling performs their 1-hour wrestling show!

Friday, August 18th at 6:35 pm vs. Schaumburg – Princess & Pirate Night with Postgame Fireworks:  Our popular Princess & Pirate Night returns with appearances by Anna, Elsa and Captain Jack Sparrow (plus two other princesses to be announced) courtesy of Windy City Wishes; Also the first 500 kids receive a princess tiara or pirate eye-patch. Pregame parade for all those dressed in princess or pirate costumes starts at 6:00 pm!  Stick around after the game for our famous fireworks show!

Saturday, August 19th at 6:05 pm vs. Schaumburg – Elvis Night with Postgame Fireworks: Our popular Elvis Night is back where tunes from "The King of Rock and Roll" will be heard all night.  Pregame entertainment goes from 4:15 - 5:30 pm when the must see John "Elvis" Lyons takes the field for your viewing pleasure.  The night will continue with Elvis music and activities during the game before we close with our famous fireworks show!

Sunday, August 20th at 1:05 pm vs. Schaumburg – JULIE, Inc. Family Sunday:  Family Sundays are back presented by JULIE, Inc!  For just $43, families will receive 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips, 4 soda/waters, 4 ice cream cups AND 4 souvenirs! (foam finger, hat, thunderbolts crown, softy ball and thunderstick)  On top of the affordable ticket option, families will be able to enjoy face painting from Marvelous Faces and a fantastic in-game live animal presentation.  After the game all fans are allowed on the field to run the bases, play catch in the outfield and get autographs from your favorite ThunderBolts!  Finally, Sunday is one of two Military Appreciation Nights presented by SecureOne Security Services - Illinois.  Any veteran or active military member receives two free tickets by just walking up to the ballpark box office and showing your military ID.

Friday, August 25th at 6:35 pm vs. Joliet – Video Game Night with Postgame Fireworks:  We bring back our exciting Video Game Night with Postgame Fireworks!  Visit the 8-bit era with appearances by Sonic, Mario and Luigi courtesy of Happy Kids Chicago!  Plus enjoy hearing your favorite classic video game music all night long!  Also the first 500 fans 21-years of age and older will receive a can koozie from JULIE, Inc!  Stick around after the game for our famous fireworks show!

Saturday, August 26th at 6:05 pm vs. Joliet – SUPER MEGA Fireworks Night presented by Lumina Pyrotechnics: We go out with a bang with our annual SUPER MEGA Fireworks Night!  This show will be longer, brighter, and the best show of the year.

Tuesday, August 29th at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – Value Tuesday:  Every Tuesday night features two great deals as all box seats and hot dogs cost just $2 each. (NOTICE: Deal not valid for 10:35 am day games.)

Wednesday, August 30th at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – SecureOne Security Services Military Appreciation, Senior Night and Karaoke:  Wednesday is one of two Military Appreciation Nights presented by SecureOne Security Services - Illinois.  Any veteran or active military member receives two free tickets by just walking up to the ballpark box office and showing your military ID.  Seniors 55-years of age and older get a free ticket to that night's game.  Free senior tickets available day-of-game ONLY.  Just walk up to the box office!  Finally, every Wednesday night is Karaoke Night!  All participants will receive a free hot dog and drink token (alcohol included)!  Details on how to sign up are available on our social media as this game date approaches.

Thursday, August 31st at 6:35 pm vs. Lake Erie – White Castle Wrestling, Beverage Specials & Pint Glass giveaway:  Our final game of the 2023 regular season is another White Castle Wrestling Thursday!  Every wrestling Thursday the ThunderBolts transform into the Windy City Sliders!  The home team will wear special "Sliders" team jerseys which will be auctioned off with ALL proceeds going to Castle Share Charity!  Bid on these jerseys all season long HERE (bidding opens on May 25th).  Also the first 500 fans 21-years of age and older will receive a Pint Glass courtesy of Lakeshore Beverage.  The night includes can't miss beer specials including $1.50 Retro Beers (12 oz cans of Busch Light, Natural Light, Old Milwaukee and Naturdays).  Other select beers are just $2.75 (16 oz cans & draft of Bud, Bud Light, Mic Ultra, PBR, Old Style and 12 oz cans of Bud Light Lime and Estrella Jalisco).  All craft beers and seltzers are just $4.00!  After the game, EGO Pro Wrestling performs their 1-hour wrestling show!

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Finally do not forget that all kids can run the bases after every home game!

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2023 Group Information is available and tickets for our Executive Suites, all-you-can-eat Picnics, and our popular #WinCity Party Patio are on-sale now.  Individual game tickets go on-sale Friday, April 14th at 10 am.  For more information, please call 708-489-2255.  We look forward to seeing you at Ozinga Field in 2023!  Be sure to follow the ThunderBolts all off-season at wcthunderbolts.com and stay up-to-date with us on social media with Facebook, Twitter(@wcthunderbolts) and Instagram(wcthunderbolts)!

Important 2023 Season Printable PDF Links

2023 Game Schedule  -  2023 Hospitality Guide (Group Information)

2023 Fundraiser Info Packet  -  2023 All-Star Week Guide



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