Labor Day Celebrations Planned At Drillers Stadium

Friday, September 4th 2009, 8:34 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Drillers have big plans for Labor Day Weekend, as they celebrate what will be their last games of the regular season at Drillers Stadium. The team plans many special events for fans that to mark the end of nearly three decades of play at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

The Drillers will host a three-game series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals) that will run from Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7.

The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive special commemoratives Saturday and Monday. On Sunday night, the game is followed by what is being called the largest fireworks show in stadium history.

The Drillers will host Northwest Arkansas on Monday, starting at 6:05 p.m. After the final out, team President Chuck Lamson will be joined on the field by Mayor Kathy Taylor and John Gibson, the CEO of Tulsa-based ONEOK Inc.

They will remove the bases, which will be taken using a limousine to a temporary location. The bases will be used in the opening game next season at Oneok Field, the Drillers' new downtown home that is under construction.

Fans will participate in a countdown from 29 to mark the team's 29 seasons at Drillers Stadium. When the count reaches zero, the lights will be turned off.

The Drillers are the AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Next year, the Drillers will play at ONEOK Field, a new downtown park under construction now in the Greenwood District.

Tickets for all three games are now on sale at the stadium ticket office. Tickets are also available at or by calling 918-744-5901.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.