Northwest Arkansas makes a unique guarantee

“No Rain Guarantee” issued for Opening Night
KFSM Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis guarantees uninterrupted game

SPRINGDALE, AR – KFSM Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis, the new official weather forecaster for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, has a guarantee that is sure to add an extra ounce of intrigue to Opening Night – he’s guaranteed the game won’t be delayed or postponed due to rain.

If Thursday night’s Naturals’ home opener against the Corpus Christi Hooks is delayed at all due to rain showers, the Naturals and KFSM will make all tickets from the home opener valid as a rain check for an additional game during the first homestand.  Should the game Thursday evening end up postponed or cancelled due to rain, Opening Night tickets could be redeemed for equivalent value tickets during the month of April for TWO GAMES – a game of the fan’s choosing during the first homestand, and one more game for a date during the remainder of the 2012 season per the Naturals’ normal rain check policy.

First pitch on Thursday will be at approximately 6:20 P.M.  Current weather models indicate that there will be a chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms in Springdale during the afternoon hours, but the chance of rain diminishes Thursday evening.  Incidentally, the drainage system at Arvest Ballpark, installed when the park was built in 2008, can drain up to 12 inches of water an hour.

”In general, as long as it is not raining at gametime, most games are able to begin ontime even when there is inclement weather earlier in the day,” stated Naturals’ General Manager Eric Edelstein.

KFSM and the Naturals also have a “Ballpark Weather Page” on that shows the current radar and weather conditions right at the ballpark along with detailed information about the weather policies and procedures at Arvest Ballpark.  Weather policies are also stated on the back of the ticket as well.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale.  Visit our website,, for information on season tickets and ticket plans.

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