Storm Chasers to honor Apollo 11 landing

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 09:42:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Storm Chasers are set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first time a human set foot on the moon with Lunar Landing Night, July 20 at Werner Park.

The first 2,000 fans through the gates at 6 p.m. will receive a Lunar Lady bobblehead featuring the team’s newest mascot, "Sue Nami." There will also be a plethora of space-themed activities for the entire family around the ballpark. A gigantic moon map, multiple original LEGO displays and a fireworks show after the game will also be part of the night's festivities. Clayton Anderson, a Nebraska astronaut who was on Expedition 15 to the International Space Station in 2007, will be throwing a virtual ceremonial first pitch.

“Our organization is excited to celebrate the giant leap that was taken 50 years ago by the U.S. space program and its astronauts,” said Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “This theme night will be the most interactive of the 2019 season and will feature several STEM activities that will be fun for kids and their parents as well.”

Tickets for the game are available by clicking here.