When you think of baseball, you probably don’t think of zombies. One minor league is looking to change that, at least for one night in June.
The Boomers of Schaumburg, Illinois, are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter Campaign to fund an event they’re calling the “Field of Screams Game.”
During the event, scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. the Boomers will change their name to the Schaumburg Zombies, complete with a new logo and uniforms, professional makeup artists and undead performers.
The makeup artists will not only transform the players, but will also make fans part of the zombie-style fun. Guests will be able take photographs with “trained zombies” and learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse from our zombie experts.
“If you love zombies and plan on being a part of this event, we need you to step up the plate and contribute to this unprecedented Kickstarter campaign very soon,” said (Boomers) Zombies President/GM Andy Viano. “Your promise to be a part of the Field of Screams through a Kickstarter contribution is essential, as your commitment is what gives us the ability to bring all of this to life. Without it, the Schaumburg Zombies will never get a chance to rise from the earth.”
This is no ordinary minor league baseball promotion, and that is where the community backing comes into play. Those that choose to help out with $10, will get their ticket to the game while supporting the cause. $25 will get a ticket and a “I Survived the Schaumburg Zombies” t-shirt. Larger contributions can earn a game-used Schaumburg Zombies jersey, or even the chance to get professionally “zombified” and become part of the infestation.
“We promise that if you make this event happen, we’ll deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience – something you’ll truly never forget – and we will be here at Boomers Stadium, waiting with permanently bated breath, yearning for your delicious brains to walk through those gates,” Viano said.
As of January 8, $1,150 had been pledged to fund the Field of Screams. If just 385 people buy one ticket, this night will happen, Viano said, but without it…the Zombies don’t stand a chance.
To purchase multiple tickets, simply pledge the corresponding amount on Kickstarter and indicate that you wish to receive the $10 ticket reward. Remember, if you plan on attending this game, make sure to purchase your tickets through Kickstarter to help fund the project.