D-backs announce 2015 Opening Day festivities at Chase Field

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will open the 2015 season with a series of special pregame events, including an appearance by D-backs Legend Randy Johnson and Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, before the D-backs host the San Francisco Giants this Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Chase Field.

Opening Day festivities include:

  • Pregame recognition with MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig
  • Ceremonial first pitch by 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Randy Johnson
  • National anthem sung by American Idol winner Taylor Hicks
  • Flyover by two F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base at the conclusion of the anthem

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Opening Day Street Festival. The Opening Day Street Festival will begin at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along 4th Street and Jackson and will feature food trucks, D-backs inflatables and several other activities, including a performance by The Walkens at 5:00 p.m. at the Game Seven Grill stage.

Game Seven Grill (@GameSevenGrill) will open at 11:00 a.m. for fans to enjoy live grilling and outdoor seating, as well as an expanded second story for additional seating. As fans enter the stadium, D-backs staff will hand out 40,000 2015 D-backs Magnet schedules, courtesy of Pepsi.

Limited tickets are still available for Opening Day and the rest of the series against the San Francisco Giants (April 6 - 8) and can be purchased online at dbacks.com/tickets, by calling 602.514.8400 or at the Chase Field Box Office.