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Diamondbacks announce events, ceremonies, giveaways for Opening Day game at Chase Field

Posted at 2:39 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 16:33:48-04

The first game of the Arizona Diamondbacks' regular-season schedule will feature award presentations, an awesome flyover and a ceremonial first pitch featuring D-backs from past and present.

The D-backs have announced their full list of scheduled festivities, ceremonies and giveaways before their Opening Day game vs. the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night at Chase Field. They include:

-An Opening Day Street Festival, which will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along Fourth Street and Jackson Street. Food trucks, D-backs inflatables and live music will be a part of the festival.

-Rally towels and a 2018 D-backs schedule magnet for the first 40,000 fans.

-Presentations of the National League Manager of the Year award to D-backs manager Torey Lovullo, a Silver Slugger Award to D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, and Gold Glove Awards to Goldschmidt and pitcher Zack Greinke. 

-A national anthem rendition by Roger Clyne, who sings the "D-backs Swing" song heard at the end of every D-backs home win.

-A flyover by four F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force base at the end of the national anthem.

-A ceremonial first pitch by members of all six D-backs teams to advance to the postseason: Erubiel Durazo (1999), Luis Gonzalez (2001), Mark Grace (2002), Brandon Webb (2007), J.J. Putz (2011) and Archie Bradley (2017).

The D-backs have added cabanas and other amenities at Chase Field heading into the 2018 season, and a number of food and drink options have been added to the Chase Field menu.

Go here for tickets to Thursday night's season opener in Phoenix.