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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:51 am | Updated: 11:57 am, Tue Aug 20, 2013.

The Tucson Padres return home Wednesday, August 21 for a nine-game homestand, the final nine Triple-A games in Tucson. The first five games are against Tacoma (Mariners affiliate) and their prospect-filled starting rotation, including Taijuan Walker. The last four games are against Reno (Diamondbacks affiliate), the franchise that used to call Kino Stadium home as the Sidewinders. It was believed when the team moved to Reno following the 2008 season that Triple-A baseball was gone forever. Three years later the Tucson Padres and Triple-A baseball returned for the 2011 season. Tucson Padres General Manager Mike Feder said “you can never say never as far as Triple-A baseball returning to the Old Pueblo, but this is goodbye for now.”

The final nine nights are eventful, with a San Diego Chicken appearance, a fireworks show, Bear Down Friday, the final game and more:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 - 7:05 pm WIENER WEDNESDAY presented by KVOI – Fans can enjoy one dollar hot dogs all night long. It’s also Social Media Night. Fans can go to the Tucson Padres Facebook page to see this week’s great offer.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 - 7:05 pm BUDWEISER TOROS THIRSTY THURSDAY presented by Golden Eagle Distributors, KMSB Fox 11, K-HIT, La Poderosa and the Tucson Weekly - The 12oz Budweiser, Bud Light and Coca-Cola products will go on sale for only $1.00 when the gates open at 6:00 pm. The dollar beer special ends at 9:00 pm. Craft beers from Odell and Barrio Breweries start at only $2.50. All college students will be admitted for $4.00 with a school ID. The Padres will wear Toros uniforms from the 90s at both Thursday home games. It’s also Gallo Barefoot Night in the Park – There will be wine sampling of Barefoot Refresh wine until 9:00 pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 - 7:05 pm – BEAR DOWN FRIDAY presented by Western Refining - In the spirit of the U. of A. Friday “wear the colors”, all fans wearing Wildcats-related attire will get a box seat for only $5. The regular price is $10. A U. of A. alumni athlete softball game will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on the field.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 - 7:05 FINAL GIANT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR and SAN DIEGO CHICKEN APPEARANCE presented by Western Refining, GIANT, 106.3 The Groove and KOLD NEWS 13 NOW – The most popular mascot in the history of sports will visit Kino Stadium to entertain fans of all ages for one final visit. This is one of only two appearances The Chicken is doing 2013. He wanted one “last hurrah” in the Old Pueblo. This is the last fireworks show of the season. Fans can stop by their favorite GIANT Convenience store to pick up a coupon good for $2 off General Admission or Box Seat tickets to the game. The Hermosillo Naranjeros mascot, BETO COYOTE, will also be on hand entertaining the crowd throughout the game! The Padres will also recognize former Toros players, field staff, fulltime staff and game day employees before the game with an on-field ceremony. Some of the players and former manager include Tim Tolman (former manager in 1996), Carlo Colombino, Dave Rohde, Terry Clark and Bronswell Patrick.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 - 7:05 pm CHASE MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT / BARK IN THE PARK presented by Chase, PointGuardU.com and KIIM FM– All military personnel (active, retired and veterans) and a guest will be admitted for FREE with Military ID, compliments of Chase and the Jim Click Automotive Group. The Military ID will be presented at the Padres Box Office. Dogs will also be admitted free with their owners, with the first 100 dogs receiving a free Frisbee, courtesy of PointGuardU.com. Fans may sit on the berms or in their seats with their four-legged friends. The Padres will also recognize former Sidewinders players, field staff, fulltime staff and game day employees before the game with an on-field ceremony.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26 - 7:05 pm FAMILY FOUR-PACK NIGHT – A group or family of four can get four box seats, four hot dogs and four soft drinks FOR ONLY $20 – a $70 value! Any tickets purchased after four will be sold at a $5.00 price.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 - 7:05 pm EEGEE’S FREE TICKET NIGHT - Stop by your favorite eegee’s restaurant in the Tucson area and get your FREE tickets to this game.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 - 7:05 pm WIENER WEDNESDAY presented by KVOI – Fans can enjoy one dollar hot dogs all night long. It’s also Social Media Night. Fans can go to the Tucson Padres Facebook page to see this week’s great offer.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 - 7:05 pm SEASON FINALE/ BUDWEISER TOROS THIRSTY THURSDAY presented by Golden Eagle Distributors, KMSB Fox 11, K-HIT, La Poderosa and the Tucson Weekly - The 12oz Budweiser, Bud Light and Coca-Cola products will go on sale for only $1.00 when the gates open at 6:00 pm. The dollar beer special ends at 9:00. Craft beers from Odell and Barrio Breweries start at only $2.50. All college students will be admitted for $4.00 with a school ID. The Padres will wear Toros uniforms from the 90s for the final home game. This game is the final Tucson Padres home game in their three-year history. Many specials are planned throughout the evening.

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