Baseball fans can catch a game and a fireworks display at three sites in Iowa to mark Independence Day. The Iowa Cubs are at home against Albuquerque and after the game Sec Taylor Stadium will feature fireworks. Cubs General Manager Sam Bernabe says the holiday is an important date for all the Pacific Coast League teams. The league has a rule you get to play on the third or the fourth in your home park, so he says there are fireworks shows on both nights. Bernabe says the Cubs will offer fireworks after tonight and Saturday night’s game. He says the holiday shows are a little bigger than the normal shows.The holiday always means big crowds and he expects two of the biggest crowds of the year for the Friday and Saturday night. There will also be fireworks in Cedar Rapids, where the Kernels host Peoria in Midwest League action.Kernels G.M. Jack Roeder says they schedule a five o’clock game and then have performers and then people go to the downtown fireworks that are part of the city’s Freedom Festival. He says baseball equals large crowds, so he hopes there’s good weather. Roeder says all the holidays attract big crowds, and says they request Memorial Day, Labor Day , Father’s Day for home dates.Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo will have fireworks after tonight’s game between the Waterloo Bucks and Rochester.
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