Express prepare for large fireworks crowd tonight


The Round Rock Express are expecting a sellout crowd for their Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza Tuesday night and urging fans to arrive early at Dell Diamond.

As of mid-afternoon, only a limited amount of tickets remain. More than 11,000 have been sold, and the crowd should hit the 12,000 mark for a game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Outfield berm seating is first come, first served.

Gates will open early, at 5:30 p.m., for the 7:05 p.m. start. David Hurlbutt (2-5, 4.70 ERA) will pitch for Round Rock against Adrian Houser (1-0, 2.70). The Express are wrapping up a nine-game home stand Tuesday.

The Sky Sox, the Brewers’ top farm club, lead the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division with a 46-36 record. The Express are last in the American Southern with a 38-45 mark.

The largest fireworks display of the season will follow the game and, for those waiting for traffic to ease after the show, Matt Deaton will give a free concert at the Beer Garden located along the third base concourse.

Round Rock will wear special Fourth of July stars and stripes caps that will be available for purchase on an eBay auction.

Tips for fans:

  • Will call lines will be long, so fans are encouraged to pick up their tickets as early as possible or print at home.
  • All four entrances to Dell Diamond will be open, and all four entrances lead to each of the parking areas at the complex.
  • Staff recommendation is to use the entrances along Highway 79 adjacent to Hat Creek on the east side or the northwest entrance off Harrel Parkway, near the Salt Lick on the west side.



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