Media Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Stacey Featherston
April 10, 2016 (704) 866-8622

Grizzlies Announce New 7:17 Game Time Partnership with Glenway Pub

Gastonia, NC- The Gastonia Grizzlies are proud to announce a new game time for the 2015 season. The Grizzlies are partnering with Glenway Pub in Belmont, combining the 7:17 start time with Glenway Pub’s new $7.17 weekly lunch special. The promotion will feature special winners and giveaways throughout the season.

Glenway’s General Manager, Georgia Diakolios said, “We are so excited to team up with the Grizzlies for this unique promotion. We’ve created a Grizzlies $7.17 meal option for lunch during the week to compliment the 7:17 game start time.”

Grizzlies’ Owner and President, Jesse Cole spoke to the uniqueness of this game time. “It’s safe to say this is one of the more unique start times in baseball,” said Cole. “You see teams start games at 7:00, 7:05, or 7:30 but I have never heard of a team starting their games at 7:17. Combining this with the $7.17 menu at Glenway Pub was a perfect fit.”

“We know this will help introduce our restaurant which has the best food in Belmont as well as 24 draft taps to all of the Grizzlies fans!” says Diakolios.

The Grizzlies open the season May 23 at home against the Martinsville Mustangs. All games will begin at the new 7:17 start time with the exception of June 24th and July 21st that will begin at noon as well as the Midnight Madness double-header on July 17th that will start at 8 pm.

Box seat season tickets are sold out for the upcoming season but Grizzlies tickets plans are on sale now, including the new nine game and five game plans for the biggest games of the year. For more information, visit or call the front office at 704-866-8622.

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