Star Wars Night takes over ballparks nationwide


The Force is strong with Major League Baseball and Star Wars Night…

A galaxy far, far away invades MLB ballparks across the country this summer, and on into the early part of Fall, with Star Wars Night at the stadium.

Star Wars themed nights at the sporting venues was spawned by the first celebration of Star Wars Day started in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, later expanding to the United States.

Fans typically receive a Star Wars themed T-shirt in connection to the hosting Major League team, a bobblehead, or some sort of Star Wars themed giveaway connected with specific Major League players of the host team.

In some venues, fans get a chance to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character. Paid cosplayers will often bring the characters to the ballpark for you, and the night has even been known to have a parade kicking off the events, so there really is something for everyone.

Star Wars night at Fenway Park in Boston put together a really cool video, showing just how fun this event is.

I have attended the past two Star Wars nights at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and it’s been such a blast. If you ever have the opportunity to attend, you will be glad that you did.

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Remaining ballparks left to host this event this season are: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Yankee Stadium in New York, Guaranteed Rate Field in the south side of Chicago, AT&T Park in San Francisco, The Ballpark in Arlington in Texas, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Angel Stadium in in Anaheim, Comerica Park in Detroit, Oakland Alameda Coliseum, and another in San Francisco.