Bethany at the Ballpark - Mankato

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Franklin Rogers Park - Mankato, Minnesota

Bethany alumni and friends, please join us at the ballpark on Saturday, May 4, as the Bethany Lutheran College Vikings take on the College of St. Scholastica Saints in a doubleheader at the new home of BLC Baseball, the newly-renovated Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota. Field opens at 4:30 p.m (Game 1 starts at 5 p.m., and Game 2 at 7 p.m,). Free Bethany Viking baseball caps will be available (while supplies last) as you walk into the park, and we’ll have a BBQ up on the party deck. The BBQ will be catered by TNT Eats, and they will be serving Smoked Brisket on Mac and Cheese with their award winning great white sauce. Hot Dogs will be served as well, and bottled water will be available too.

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What: Bethany at the Ballpark

When: Saturday, May 4

Where: Franklin Rogers Park (601 Reed Street, Mankato, MN) - Directions 

Field entrance/Parking options:

  • Enter at the Left Field Gate (Hope Street) - Park in the Madison East Mall lot
  • Enter at the Main Gate (Reed Street) - Park in the main lot, or on the nearby streets. 


4:30 p.m: Party Deck opens (deck is on the 3rd Base/Left Field side of the park).

  • As you enter the park, make your way to the Party Deck. You will check-in (pay for your meal(s) if you haven’t already) as you enter the deck. Bethany Viking baseball caps available (1 hat per guest, while supplies last). 
  • Food provided by TNT Eats: Smoked Brisket on Mac and Cheese with its award-winning white sauce, Hot Dogs, Cookies, Bottled Water/Soda (Pepsi products)
  • Plenty of seating available on the Party Deck to eat, visit with guests, and watch the game. Also, feel free to move around the field and watch the games from other great viewing areas: Grandstand, or Patio Area or Grass Berm (1st Base/Right Field side)

4:45 p.m.

  • Team Introductions
  • National Anthem (sung by Dan Gerdts, BLC Bookstore Manager)

5:00 p.m. 

  • First Game – Bethany Vikings Baseball vs. St. Scholastica Saints

7:00 p.m. (or a half hour after the first game ends)

  • Second Game – Bethany Vikings Baseball vs. St. Scholastica Saints 

Cost: Free to enter the park and watch the games. BBQ on Party Deck (RSVP required) - $10 per person, $5 ages 10 – 5, and ages 5 and under are free. This includes food and refreshments on the deck. 

Register for the event below, and you can pay securely online, or pay the day-of as you enter the party deck (Cash or Check only if paid the day-of - checks can be made out to “Bethany Lutheran College”).

Contact Jake Krier at Bethany Lutheran College with any questions you may have about this event, or postponements, or cancellations. He can be reached via email or at (507) 327-2545. 

Thank you and see you at "The Frank"on Saturday, May 4!