While we are still desperately searching for weather conditions that feel like Spring here in Eastern Iowa, a little taste of America's pastime can certainly jump start the process, at least in our minds. Temps on Saturday, April 7 may barely approach 40 but the Cedar Rapids Kernels are ready to heat things up!

The Kernels will take on the Quad Cities River Bandits with the first pitch flying at 5:05 p.m. Danielle Borntreger of Iowa City was our recipient of the Family 4-pack of tickets to opening night. Congratulations, we hope you enjoy the game!

Then, starting Sunday, April 8 and every Sunday home game with the Kernels again this season, join 104-5 KDAT and our sponsors Western Fraternal Life and Prairie Farms for Kids Eat Free Sunday and Run The Bases Sunday.

  • Every Sunday home game, all kids 12-under receive a voucher for a FREE hot dog, popcorn and Capri Sun at the Kernels Concession Stands, thanks to Western Fraternal Life.
  • After every Sunday home game, kids and adults can run the bases, play catch and get autographs from the Kernels on the field, presented by Prairie Farms.
    • Enjoy free face painting by Kennedy High School and balloon art by Papa Balloon as well.
    • Play Travel Advisors Baseball Bingo for a chance to win a trip to Minneapolis to see a Twins game. Five players qualify each Sunday with the finals on August 26th.

Sunday home games occur on April 8, 15, 22; May 6, 27; June 17, 24; July 15, 29; August 5, 26.

We look forward to having you join us for another fantastic and entertaining season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels!

See the season schedule HERE.