Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs, Class AA Eastern League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced its home schedule for the 2010 season. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 PM at Hadlock Field against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees). The Sea Dogs will open the season on April 8th on the road. Individual tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM at the Hadlock Field Ticket Office.
The Eastern League season consists of 142 games (71 home and 71 away) against 11 opponents. The 2010 season will be the Sea Dogs 17th year in Portland and eighth as a Boston Red Sox affiliate. Last season the Sea Dogs drew 404,709 fans, an average of 6,132 fans per game including 16 sell outs.
Highlighting the 2010 schedule will be ten home games against the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Additionally, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays), the Sea Dogs neighbor to the south will make two trips to Hadlock Field in 2010 for a total of 8 games.
The Connecticut Defenders, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have relocated to Richmond, Virginia for the 2010 season. The new Richmond team will play a three game series against the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field on August 6th through August 8th.
The Sea Dogs will be home on Patriot’s Day (April 19th at 6:00 PM), Memorial Day (May 31st at 1:00 PM), Father’s Day (June 20th at 1:00 PM), and Labor Day (September 6th at 1:00 PM). Although the Sea Dogs will not be home on the Fourth of July, the Sea Dogs are home on July 5th at 6:00 PM; a game that will feature Fireworks.
Standard game times this year will remain the same. April and May weekday games will begin at 6:00 PM, while weekend games will be at 1:00 PM. In June, July, and August weekday games will start at 7:00 PM, Saturday’s at 6:00 PM, and Sunday’s at 1:00 PM. In addition, the Sea Dogs will play five games at 12:00 noon on weekdays; April 21st, May 6th, May 20th, July 12th, and August 19th.
Individual Tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale at the Hadlock Field Box Office on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM. Phone & Internet orders will begin at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 7th. Season Tickets are currently on sale. Any questions regarding tickets should be directed to the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or email@example.com.
The 2010 schedule once again promises to be filled with many fun and exciting promotions. Although the promotional schedule is not yet determined, the Sea Dogs will once again have a series of firework shows, bobblehead doll giveaways, and bring back traveling acts like the ZOOperstars and Christopher. The fan favorite “Field of Dreams” promotion will also continue in 2010. A complete promotional schedule will be announced at a later date. A printable 2010 home schedule is available at http://www.seadogs.com/.
Courtesy Portland Sea Dogs