2013 PONY National Opening Ceremonies

Newtown ROCK & PONY are Thrilled to Announce:
Opening Ceremonies will be held at the home of the New York Yankees Double AA Trenton Thunder!

(Each team will receive a block of 20 reserved seats for the Opening Ceremony and the Trenton Thunder game, compliments of ROCK Softball)

Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton, NJ, located just across the Delaware River from Newtown, PA.

One Thunder Road (aka Cass Street)
50 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611


  • Teams to assemble on the first base side of the park near the River Gate along the sidewalk.
  • Teams should wear their uniform tops and bring banners and signs to indicate their team name
  • Bring your Tournament Pins to exchange during this time

4:00pm – Gates open for all ticketed Pony Nationals Opening Ceremony attendees

4:30pm – Opening Ceremonies & Team parade on the field

5:30pm – Gates open for Trenton Thunder season ticket holders

6:00pm – Ceremony concludes and gates open to the general public

6:30pm - Field of Dreams & National Anthem
(27 girls will join the Trenton Thunder players on the field - 3 at each position - for the National Anthem.
Coaches will receive a ticket at Team Check-in if their team has been selected to send a player.)

7:05pm -  Trenton Thunder vs. Altoona Curve game begins (see below for details)


Option 1:
We've arranged for free parking and a shuttle service between the ballpark and a surface lot just up the street.  The shuttle will start running at 2:30pm.

Option 2:
If you arrive before 4pm, you might find some free parking in the ground lot or the parking deck next to the ballpark.  Those lots are used by folks working in the office buildings during the day but they start to leave around 3-3:30 in the afternoon.  The top level of the parking deck rarely gets filled during the day.  Around 4pm, the Thunder begins charging for parking here.

Each participating team will receive a block of 20 reserved seats for the Opening Ceremony and the Trenton Thunder game, compliments of ROCK Softball.  Tournament participants, ages 14 and under will also receive a meal voucher upon entering Arm & Hammer Park that entitles them to a kids hot dog, 16oz. soda, and a small bag of popcorn. 

Family and friends of tournament participants can purchase $5 “General Admission/SRO” tickets or $6 “Reserved Seat” tickets (on-line only) using promo code PONY2013 beginning June 1, 2013. Tickets can be ordered on-line from the following link: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/buynew.asp?eventid=89731 and can be printed at home.

Note: “General Admission/SRO” tickets provide admission to the Park for both the Opening Ceremony and the Trenton Thunder game but they do not guarantee a seat. All “General Admission/SRO” ticket holders will have full access to the “Upper Picnic Area” on the third base side which has been reserved for our group. Seating is limited and based on availability. There are no refunds or ticket exchanges.  Complimentary parking and shuttle service to additional parking facilities will be available.