COLUMBIA, S.C. - March 28, 2018 - Columbia Fireflies Baseball games will be heard on a new radio station this season. The full 140-game schedule will be broadcast on iHeartMedia Columbia's Fox Sports Radio 1400AM. Fans can also stream games live on https://foxsportsradio1400.iheart.com/ and on iHeartRadio. Every Fireflies broadcast will feature the Fireflies pregame show, which will begin 15 minutes prior to first pitch.
"We are excited to join the Fox Sports Radio family for the 2018 season," said Fireflies team president John Katz. "Fox Sports is synonymous with Major League Baseball, and there are great synergies between the Fireflies and iHeartMedia's family of stations in the Midlands. We are really looking forward to working with their team."
Returning for his third season as the voice of the Fireflies, Kevin Fitzgerald will be in the booth calling every game this season. Sam Hyman will be joining Kevin in the booth again this year for his second season.
Opening Day for the Columbia Fireflies is April 5 at 7:05p.m. against the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants). Individual game tickets for the entire 2018 season are now on sale and can be purchased at the Fireflies box office, over the phone at 803-726-HITS, or online at FirefliesTickets.com.
Season ticket packages are available for the 2018 season. Reserve your seats by calling the Fireflies box office at 803-726-HITS or visiting ColumbiaFireflies.com for more information. 2017 season ticket members can renew their package by contacting their ticket account manager or by calling the ticket office. Plans start as low as $99.
Tickets for the University of South Carolina vs. College of Charleston baseball game on Wednesday, May 9 are available for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Fireflies box office, online at FirefliesTickets.com or over the phone at 803-726-HITS.
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet District. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook (facebook.com/columbiafireflies) and all popular social media platforms.
About Spirit Communications Park
Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park also hosts everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park, with a wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit www.SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.
About iHeartMedia Columbia SC
iHeartMedia Columbia owns and operates WCOS-AM, WCOS-FM, WLTY-FM, WNOK-FM, WVOC-AM, WXBT-FM and WXBT-HD2 and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company's station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.
iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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