Baby Cakes release 2017 schedule

New Orleans throws out first pitch of PCL season on Thursday, April 6

December 1, 2016 1:11 PM ET

The New Orleans Baby Cakes have released their schedule and game times for the 2017 season, which opens at home on Thursday, April 6 with a 7:00 p.m. start against the Memphis Redbirds.

Entering their first season as the Baby Cakes, the 2017 campaign will be the franchise's 25th in New Orleans, the 20th as a member of the Pacific Coast League, and ninth as the top affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

The 2017 home schedule features 71 games at the "Shrine on Airline" spanning 14 homestands, including games on Memorial Day (May 29 vs. Oklahoma City), the 4th of July (vs. Omaha) and the season finale on Labor Day (September 4 vs. Nashville). The entire schedule can be viewed here.

Following the season-opening homestand against Memphis, the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, visit New Orleans for eight of the next 12 home contests from April 18-21 and May 2-5.

There are 32 weekend dates (Friday-Sunday), with Friday games scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Saturday games for 6:00 p.m., and Sundays for 1:00 p.m. The exceptions are a 1:00 p.m. start on Saturday, April 8, and 6:00 p.m. Sunday games on May 28 and September 3.

All individual tickets for lower level seating at Zephyr Field in the 2017 season will be priced at $12 in advance or $13 on game days, while upper level seating is $10 in advance or $11 on game days. Children ages 2-12, seniors ages 60 and up and first responders and military personnel (with valid ID) receive $1 discounts. The outfield "Levee" will be open for $5 general admission seating for all 71 games.

The schedule of promotions will be released at a later date prior to individual game tickets going on sale next spring, but season memberships, mini plans and hospitality areas are currently available by calling (504) 734-5155.

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