COLUMBIA, S.C. - In conjunction with the South Atlantic League, the Columbia Fireflies have released the schedule for the fourth season of professional baseball at Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia.
2019 Columbia Fireflies Schedule
The Columbia Fireflies open the 2019 season at Spirit Communications Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019, against one of their Southern Division rivals, the Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees). The contest kicks off Columbia's first seven-game homestand of the year, which includes a four-game series with Charleston, followed by a three-game set with the Rome Braves (Atlanta Braves).
"The planning of our fourth season at Spirit Communications Park has already begun," said Fireflies team President John Katz. "This has been an incredible home for us to play baseball in Columbia, and we can't wait to introduce a host of new, exciting promotions and theme nights to our fans in the coming months."
The Fireflies play a 140-game schedule in the South Atlantic League, with 70 home games played at Spirit Communications Park - the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year. Check out the highlights of the 2019 home schedule:
- 12 Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays ™
- 11 Friday night games
- 11 Saturday night games
- 10 Splash Day Sundays
The Fireflies will play home games on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12 vs. Rome) and Father's Day (Sunday, June 16 vs. Lexington) in 2019. The annual Independence Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 3 vs. Greenville.
Game times and the 2019 promotional schedule will be announced in the fall.
2019 Season Ticket Packages - Current season ticket members will have a priority period to renew and reserve their same seat locations for 2019. Following that period, season tickets will be available to the general public. Fans interested in a new ticket package may contact the Fireflies at 803-726-HITS to be added to the priority list.
Individual tickets for 2019 Fireflies home games will go on sale in the spring, however, a limited number of games will go on sale prior to the holiday shopping season. For more information, visit ColumbiaFireflies.com or call 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 ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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, SC. 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 can also host 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 the wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.
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