Opening night for the 2023 Stripers season is Friday, March 31, 2023.
See the details below!
It’s almost baseball season! If you’ve never been to minor league game, make time this spring to visit Coolray Field and cheer on the Gwinnett Stripers, the triple-A affiliate team to our Atlanta Braves.
A Stripers game is an affordable outing for families, and a perfect cheap date — with tickets starting at just $8 and special promotion days that bring added value. Everything about the experience is less expensive than a Braves game at Truist Field. Plus, you’re sitting much closer to the action.
From April through September, the Stripers alternate home games and away games on a weekly basis. You can see the 2023 schedule online — the home games appear in red calendar boxes.
Coolray Field is located in Lawrenceville at 2500 Buford Drive. This is Gwinnett County.
Opening weekend fun!
The opening night game is on Friday, March 31st at 7:05 p.m. and it launches a 3-day series against Jacksonville. You can expect a fantastic fireworks show, and the first 2500 fans to arrive will get a special gift.
On Saturday, April 1st, the first 2000 fans receive a Stripers clear fanny pack (no fooling!)
And Sunday, April 2nd is a Sunday Funday game — come early to play catch on the field or stay after the game for Kids Run the Bases.
2023 home game schedule
Be sure to look at the special promotions below!
March 31 – April 2
(with opening night fireworks)
April 11 – 16
April 25 – 30
May 2 – 7
May 23 – 28
June 6 – 11
June 20 – 25
July 4 – 9
July 18 – 23
Aug. 1 – 6
Aug. 22 – 27
Sept. 5 – 10
Sept. 19 – 24
Special promotion days for Stripers home games
♦ Family Value Tuesdays — Buy hot dogs for just $2 each, and get a select dessert for just $1 (a recent game featured vanilla ice cream cones).
♦ Wet Nose Wednesdays — Dogs get in FREE with a paid owner, for $8 lawn seats. Or, upgrade to a Doggie Bag (includes your game ticket, a hot dog, and Stripers dog bandana) for just $14!
Note that your pet is limited to a designated area on The Bank only. And for all other games, only certified guide dogs are permitted in Coolray Field.
♦ Thirsty Thursdays — Fans 21 and over can purchase select domestic beer for just $2 per 12-ounce draft.
♦ Fireworks Fridays — A spectacular fireworks display will follow each Friday night game. There will also be fireworks after the game on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th.
♦ Saturday Giveaways — The first 1000 people to enter get a special gift, which might be a hat, jersey, t-shirt, bobblehead figure, etc. On Saturday, July 30, 2022, the giveaway is a replica of the 2021 Braves championship ring!
♦ Sunday Fundays — After the game, kids are invited on to the field to run bases.
Other 2022 promotions include (visit the promotions page for details):
We will update for 2023 as soon as the info is available!
- May 21 — appearance by Peppa Pig with photo opps
- May 30 — Memorial Day fireworks
- June 16 — Pride Night
- June 19 — Father’s Day
- July 4 — Independence Day fireworks
- July 16 & 17 — The Braves’ World Series trophy on display, with photo opps
- July 28 — Margaritaville Night with pregame Caribbean music
- July 30 & 31 — First 1000 fans get a replica of the World Series championship ring
- Sept. 3 — Meet and take pictures with Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, the heroes of PJ Masks
- Sept. 15 — Oktoberfest promotion
You can view the complete promo schedule online.
Note that all Stripers tickets are now contactless mobile tickets.
You get a $3 discount when you buy tickets in advance at the Coolray Field ticket office.
There’s also a $3 discount for buying in advance online, but the Ticketmaster fees are $3 per ticket, so it cancels out any savings. Still, you may appreciate the convenience of buying online.
Lawn tickets are just $8 for home games when you buy in advance (or $11 at the gate). Bring a blanket and camp out on The Bank, which is a grassy area behind the Right Field fence. Note that lawn chairs are not permitted.
The least expensive seats are $15 (or $18 at the gate, or the total price including fees for an online purchase).
It’s also easy on your wallet to splurge at a Striper’s game — dugout seats are just $20 in advance (or $23 at the gate, or the total price including fees for an online purchase).
New for 2022 is the All-You-Can-Eat Seats at Coolray Field!
For just $29 advance purchase, you’ll get a Field Box ticket and access to an all-you-can-eat menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, chips, and soda. (There is $4 in fees tacked on if you buy online thru Ticketmaster.)
The Stripers are also hosting special all-you-can-eat buffets on select game nights — for $33, your ticket includes access to a shrimp boil, BBQ, or wing tailgate before the game. You can browse these ticket specials online.
Discounts for military and first responders — click here to be instantly verified thru GovX and to buy discounted tickets.
Know before you go
Parking is just $5 per vehicle (currently cash only) in the lots around Coolray Field.
There is a clear bag policy in effect at Coolray Field. You can see the details online in the A to Z Guide.
Gates open about an hour before game time — for example, at 6 p.m. for a 7:05 game. Season ticket holders can enter 15 minutes prior to the regular gate time.
The Designated Rideshare Zone is located at the corner of the VIP Lot (Lot A), just steps from the main entrance at Coolray Field.
The Stripers’ mascot, Chopper the groundhog, is always out and about interacting with fans or causing mischief, and he’s more than happy to stop for pics!
Check out the informative A to Z Guide for Coolray Field — it’s like an FAQ page, but better.
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