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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office

           

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2009

 

 

Goodyear's Fireworks are the Best in the West and Free!

 

 

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (July 2, 2009) Enjoy the APS Fireworks Spectacular beginning at 9:35 p.m. Gates to Goodyear Ballpark open at 6 p.m.

  

Best in the Southwest Fireworks!

 

Goodyear is one of only a few West Valley cities to offer a fireworks display this year...and it's FREE.

 

The APS Fireworks Spectacular in Goodyear earned the West Valley View Reader's Choice Award as the number one fireworks show in the Southwest Valley. The 25-minute show is set to popular and patriotic music, and begins at 9:35 p.m.

 

The celebration is from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, at Estrella Parkway just south of Yuma Road. There will be live music, activities for kids and adults, and plenty of fun. Ballpark vendors will offer plenty of food and beverage choices, along with beer, wine and cocktails.

 

Free admission and parking

 

Parking around the ballpark and at Desert Edge High School is free. There is a shuttle between Desert Edge High School and the ballpark.

 

The 4th of July celebration is moving this year to Goodyear Ballpark from its former location at Goodyear Community Park, so be sure to come to the new location!

 

Highlights

 

Music

Enjoy live R&B, jazz, blues, soul, and funk with headliner Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, along with special guests Capt'n Henry & the Rum Runners.

 

Food etc.

A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase from vendors throughout the ballpark, including hot dogs, nachos, tamales, sandwiches, sno-cones, beer and margaritas.

 

Cincinnati Reds 1977 MVP George Foster will sign autographs. $20 fee includes autographed baseball or 8x10" photo. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

 

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone features an expanded area with water rides on the third base concourse, bouncers and other inflatable fun on the first base concourse, and more.  Unlimited-ride wristbands are available for $10, or five rides for $5.

 

F-16 Flyover

Don't miss the F-16 flyover from Luke Air Force Base at 7 p.m.

 

Cool Zone

Enjoy a stroll through the Cool Zone on the Concourse, where temperatures are 15-20 degrees lower!

 

 

New this year

 

The Luxury Suites are air-conditioned and feature party facilities for groups of 15 people. A flat rate price of $750 includes food, non-alcoholic beverages, plasma flat screen televisions and reserved parking. In-suite cash bar service is also available. Balconies with an unparalleled view of the fireworks make this a perfect place to host an Independence Day celebration for friends, family and business associates.

 

The Terrace, located on the third level at the ballpark, is ideal for an exclusive party of 40 or more guests. A casual dining buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and reserved parking are included in the flat rate pricing of $1,500 and up. Beer, wine and cocktail service is also available at an additional charge. Misters and generous shade help keep guests at the private party cool and comfortable throughout the celebration.

 

To book a Luxury Suite or The Terrace, or for more information, call 623-882-3120.

 

The Cool Zone, located on the Goodyear Ballpark Third Base Concourse, will offer welcome relief from the summer heat. Enjoy a shady stroll through the misting fans, where temperatures are 15 to 20 degrees cooler.

 

Tips for your trip

 

Guests are welcome to bring:

 

  • One factory-sealed plastic bottled water per person
  • Single-serving snack items, pre-packaged and factory-sealed only
  • Juice boxes
  • Baby food and formula
  • Small umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Seat cushions/blankets/towels
  • Small soft-sided coolers and bags (16"x16"x8" maximum)

 

The following are prohibited:

 

  • Lawn chairs, large umbrellas, canopies
  • Hard-sided or large coolers
  • Glass, cans, sports bottles or thermos bottles
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Skateboards, bicycles, scooters, inline skates, shoe-skates and other action sports equipment
  • Pets, except for certified service dogs for guests with disabilities
  • Smoking

 

For a complete listing of Goodyear Ballpark rules and regulations, visit http://www.goodyearaz.gov/index.aspx?NID=1942.

 

For more information, contact Goodyear Ballpark at 623-882-3120.

 

 

 

 

 


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749