ZEBULON, NC - The Carolina Mudcats, first year affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, announce today their 2017 Carolina League season schedule with the club's home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 13 at Five County Stadium versus the Frederick Keys and the overall season opener on the road in Frederick on Thursday, April 6.
The Mudcats are also excited to announce that full, half and quarter season ticket packages as well as group ticket packages and the latest Muddy's Unreal Deals are all immediately available by visiting the Five County Stadium front office in Zebulon, by calling (919) 269-CATS (2287) and by visiting www.carolinamudcats.com.
The season opener in Frederick on April 6 marks the start of Carolina's 27th consecutive season of baseball and the club's first as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Opening Night 2017 on Thursday, April 13 in Zebulon marks the start of what will be a 70 game home schedule (with an additional four home dates versus Buies Creek where Carolina will play as the away team) for the Mudcats at Five County Stadium.
The Mudcats, for the sixth consecutive season, will once again host the ever popular "Mudcats For America" Independence Day post-game fireworks series beginning on Monday, July 3 and continuing on Tuesday, July 4. The "Mudcats For America" series will include consecutive nights of the finest post-game fireworks show in Eastern North Carolina. The new schedule is also highlighted by games on Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
In all, the Mudcats will play 140 total games in 2017, with the majority of which coming versus their Carolina League Southern division rivals; the Winston-Salem Dash, Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the newly added clubs in both Kinston (Down East Woods Ducks) and Buies Creek (Houston Astros affiliate).
The Mudcats will see the Dash a total of 24 times in 2017 including 13 at home and 11 on the road in Winston-Salem. Carolina will also take on the new Buies Creek Astros team 23 times in 2017 with 16 of those scheduled on the road. However, four of the 16 road games versus Buies Creek will be played at Five County Stadium (April 20 - April 23) with the Astros acting as the home team and the Mudcats as the visiting club. The 2017 schedule also includes 21 meetings against the Pelicans (eight home, 13 away) and Wood Ducks, including 14 at Five County Stadium and seven in Kinston.
The season opener on April 6 in Frederick will be the first of 18 games against the Keys, the most for the Mudcats against a non-divisional opponent during the 2017 season. The majority of those 18 games will be played over the first two months of the season with 11 meetings in April and three more in May.
The remainder of the Mudcats schedule includes seven games against the Wilmington Blue Rocks (four home, three away), eight versus the Potomac Nationals (four home, four away), nine versus the Lynchburg Hillcats (six home with a doubleheader scheduled for April 18, three away) and nine versus former division rivals in the Salem Red Sox (three home, six away).
A full calendar of in-season events, theme nights, promotions and giveaways will be announced at a later date.
The Carolina Mudcats are the proud Carolina League, Class A Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. First established in 1991, the two-time Southern League Champion Mudcats are entering their 27th consecutive season of baseball at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C.
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*At Five County Stadium