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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office



For Immediate Release: June 15, 2009

Free fireworks, fun and music Goodyear's Star Spangled 4th


GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (June 15, 2009) Goodyear presents the Star Spangled 4th celebration 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.


Admission is free.


The event this year moves to Goodyear Ballpark from its former location at Goodyear Community Park, so be sure to come to the new location!


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.


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.


George Foster, Cincinnati Reds 1977 MVP, 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.


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.


The Kids Zone will feature 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.


Don't miss the F-16 flyover. Expect to see the jets arriving from Luke Air Force Base (tentatively planned for 7 p.m.).


Parking is free around the ballpark and at Desert Edge High School (including a free shuttle to the ballpark and back).



New this year


The Luxury Suites are air conditioned and feature party facilities for groups of 15 people. The 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, nonalcoholic 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.


For more information about the ballpark's private party facilities or to book a Luxury Suite or The Terrace, call 623-882-3120.


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 Goodyear Ballpark's website.


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