- $25 for four-person package to see a Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game ($50 total value)
- Where: U.S. Steel Yard
- Seating: Box seating, marked in brown on the seating chart
- Door time: 1 hour prior to first pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Package Contents and Game Dates
The package includes the following:
- Four tickets (a $10 value each)
- $10 worth of Cat Coins, valid toward concessions, merchandise, and tickets
Choose from the following games (promotions in parentheses):
- Against the Lincoln Saltdogs on Monday, August 4, at 7:10 p.m,
- Against the Saltdogs on Tuesday, August 5, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Saltdogs on Wednesday, August 6, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Sioux City Explorers on Monday, August 11, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Explorers on Tuesday, August 12, at 7:10 p.m. (clunker car night)
- Against the Explorers on Wednesday, August 13, at 7:10 p.m. (bark in the park night)
- Against the St. Paul Saints on Monday, August 18, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Saints on Tuesday, August 19, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Saints on Wednesday, August 20, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Kansas City T-Bones on Sunday, August 24, at 2:10 p.m. (fan appreciation day)
The Scouting Report
The RailCats seem to be getting hot at the right time. With just over a month left in the American Association’s regular season, the Cats have built a solid lead in the Central Division thanks in large part to what they’ve done in July. This month, the team won 15 of its first 20 games, widening the gap between its first-place spot and the second-place Lincoln Saltdogs. Outfielder Drew Martinez has played a major role in that success. Through 63 games, he leads the league in batting average and only struck out 23 times in nearly 300 plate appearances, putting more baseballs in play than an out-of-control pitching machine.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
During the Gary SouthShore RailCats' inaugural season in 2002, the players spent an estimated 200 hours on buses—traveling approximately 12,000 miles without their own ballpark to call home. Indeed, the diamond at U.S. Steel Yard was still under construction, forcing the team to play its entire first season on the road. But while the trip could have been a rocky way for an organization to start out, it instead forecasted a wild ride ahead in which the RailCats never stopped moving. After just four years, the RailCats captured their first Northern League title, marking the first of five straight appearances in the championship series—a Northern League record.
Despite that first year away from home, the RailCats seem to have settled in well at U.S. Steel Yard. Within the park, views of the South Shore commuter train remind fans of the team's origins, and a 55-foot scoreboard towers over left-centerfield in much the same way early pitchers once towered over batters from atop a stack of milk crates.