(AKRON, OHIO) January 29, 2015 - The Akron RubberDucks, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will take on the Indians Single-A affiliate Lake County Captains in a pre-season exhibition game on Tuesday, April 7 at Canal Park in Akron. The seven-inning contest will start at 5:00 p.m.
This will be the second consecutive year the teams meet in a pre-season affair after not facing off since 2007. Last year, the RubberDucks defeated the Captains, 11-1, at Classic Park in Eastlake. The game will give Akron fans a first-look at its 2015 roster and a chance to see future RubberDucks in action.
"We are thrilled to host this fun matchup. It will give our fans their first chance to sit and have a drink at the Tiki Bar, try an Extreme Food item, and get sneak peak at the 2015 RubberDucks before Opening Day," said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. "We want to thank Lake County General Manager Brad Seymour and his staff for hosting this game last year, and we want to thank the Cleveland Indians for granting our fans a look at the future of the Tribe!"
Individuals or companies with full season ticket packages for the RubberDucks will receive game tickets and access to a private post-game meet-the-teams event. The post-game event will feature the opportunity to take pictures with, and get autographs from all of the players and coaches from both teams.
Tickets for the game will go on-sale when the 2015 regular season single-game tickets become available at a later date.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2015 season will be its 19th since moving to Canal Park and its second as the RubberDucks. Last season, the team attracted 350,704 fans to Canal Park, an average of 5,157 per game. The team will begin the 2015 regular season at home on Thursday, April 9 against the defending Eastern League champions, the Binghamton Mets, at 6:35 p.m. at Canal Park. For more information featuring the Akron RubberDucks, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151. The Akron RubberDucks are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks and Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck.