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  • July 4th weekend brings fireworks, baseball, soccer to Kino Sports Complex

    Jun 23, 2013 | Read More News
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    FireworksThe skies above Kino Stadium will light up two nights over the long Independence Day weekend.

    The fireworks show following the Tucson Padres baseball game against the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday, July 4, will be the biggest of the season and will be accompanied by patriotic music.

    Fireworks will also follow the Padres game on Friday, July 5. Both shows are presented by Giant convenience stores, NOVA Home Loans, Western Refining, KiiM-FM 99.5, and KOLD-TV.

    The first 3,000 fans at Friday’s game will get a miniature American flag, compliments of the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Jazz Band will play at Gate A before the game. Also a group of young men and women will be sworn into the U.S. Army on the field.

    The Padres play Las Vegas again on Saturday, July 6. The first 2,000 adults, 17 and older, with a paid admission will get a free patriotic Padres T-shirt.

    All three games start at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on July 4 and at 6 p.m. on July 5 and 6.

    Tickets to the Padres game are available online at, by phone at (520) 434-1367 or at the Kino Stadium box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Ticket vouchers worth $2 (box seats or general admission) are available for Friday’s game at all Giant convenience stores.

    Also on Saturday, July 6, Women’s Premier Soccer League teams from the Tucson Soccer Academy and SC del Sol in Phoenix face off at 5:15 p.m. in the North Grandstand. FC Tucson takes on the winner of the Chapman Tucson Champions League, featuring the Tucson area's top adult amateur leagues, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit

    Kino Sports ComplexKino Sports Complex is the largest sports and entertainment venue in Pima County. The home of the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, a 1,000-seat North Grandstand soccer field and a 2,000-seat North Stadium under construction. Along with seven more baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, and four more soccer fields, it is a great fit for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. Visit or call (520) 546-5466.