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Friday, May 7, 2010
Star Wars @ Dodger Stadium
CELEBRATING THE 30THANNIVERSARY OF THE FAN-FAVORITESTAR WARS™ INSTALLMENT, DODGER STADIUM WILL HOSTTHE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKNIGHT ON MAY 21
Themed My Town Section Will Include Character Appearances, Giveaways and More
LOS ANGELES –The Dodgers will celebrate the 30thAnniversary ofStar Wars: Episode VThe Empire Strikes Backon May 21 – three decades from the day the classic trilogy’s beloved middle chapter first debuted in theaters. Fans can sit in a special My Town Section – dubbed “Dodgertown, A Galaxy Far Far Away” – when the Dodgers play against Detroit at 7:10 p.m. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will also receive a numbered, limited edition, foil-stamped 30th Anniversary poster featuring iconicEmpireimages coupled with a custom version of the Dodgers “This is My Town” logo.
Inter-galactic festivities will begin before the game with appearances by classicStar Warscharacters – including Stormtroopers, Yoda, R2-D2 and more – who will take photos with fans in Autograph Alley. Chewbacca the Wookiee will throw the ceremonial first pitch – launching an evening ofStar Wars-themed in-game entertainment.
“Dodgertown, A Galaxy Far Far Away” will be located in the Lower Reserve sections 56 - 60. All fans sitting in this section will receive the free “Dodgertown, A Galaxy Far Far Away” T-shirt with the iconic image of infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Fans in this section will also enjoy unlimited ballpark favorites such as Dodger dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn and soft drinks, as well as a specialStar Wars-themed menu – such as Boba Burgers, Darth Tater Chips and Ice Sabers.
One lucky row in the My Town section will winStar WarsDVD prize packs and there will be additionalStar Warsgiveaways in this section throughout the game. Also, the My Town section will be visited byStar Warscharacters for the duration of the game.
The Dodgers continued its “This is My Town” billboard campaign for the 2010 season. This month, the club will unveil two specialStar Warsadditions – featuring Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett. Currently, fans can even create their own virtual “This is My Town” billboard onwww.dodgers.com/2010.
Last season’s My Town section, Dodgertown, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, sold out. Group tickets for the “Dodgertown, A Galaxy Far Far Away” section are $37 and individual seats are $45. Both can be purchased atwww.dodgers.com/starwarsor by calling 1-866-DODGERS.