Thursday, May 22 | Submitted by Rusty Worley | Downtown Central
(SPRINGFIELD, MO—MAY 21, 2014)
After drawing 15,000 people last year, “Fireworks at the Field” returns to downtown Springfield on Saturday, June 28, with a dramatically larger fireworks display for Southwest Missouri’s biggest Independence Day celebration.
Patrons with a June 28 Springfield Cardinals ticket will be able to ice skate and play on inflatables from Amberg Entertainment in the Mediacom Ice Park, create art and crafts at The Creamery Arts Center, and enjoy the hands-on activities at the Discovery Center beginning at 3:00 pm. The Springfield Cardinals will host the San Antonio Missions at 5:10 pm at Hammons Field and then Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf will headline the pre-fireworks concert after the game.
The region’s largest fireworks show will begin at Hammons Field at 9:45 pm. AM Pyrotechnics has worked with organizers and sponsors to double the amount of firepower in this year’s display. Fans will once again be allowed on the outfield grass after the sun sets.
The Fireworks at the Field date was changed from July 4 to Saturday, June 28 to coordinate with the Springfield Cardinals game. A Springfield Cardinals ticket will provide admission to all activities at participating venues. Tickets start at $7 and are available immediately at the Hammons Field box office, by calling 417-863-2143, or at www.springfieldcardinals.com. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early as reserved seating is limited.
City Utilities will offer free shuttles linking all the participating venues. There is also a wide variety of paid and free parking options available in the Jordan Valley Park area.
CoxHealth is the title sponsor for Fireworks at the Field. “Every summer at CoxHealth we treat a number of fireworks-related injuries,” said Ron Prenger, Senior Vice President & Chief Hospital Officer. “We’re proud to be the lead sponsor of this event so area families can have a safe venue to celebrate our nation’s independence.”
“The Cardinals and Hammons Industries are excited to host this growing Independence Day tradition,” Cardinals Vice President and General Manager Matt Gifford said.
Additional event sponsors include Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute, Oxford Health Care, Great Southern Bank, School of Rock, AM Pyrotechnics, KY3, and Midwest Family Radio.
Additional event information is available at www.springfieldcardinals.com or by calling the Hammons Field box office at (417) 863-2143.