JUPITER, FL - It will be another year packed with Minor League action at Roger Dean Stadium as the Florida State League season returns in April. The Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals will each play 70 home games at Roger Dean Stadium and the two will square off 17 times throughout the season.
The Hammerheads kick off opening day on April 6th against the Fort Myers Miracle, game time 6:30 p.m. The Cardinals home opener follows two days later when they face the St. Lucie Mets at 5:30 p.m. The majority of Monday through Friday games, throughout the season, will start at 6:30 p.m. All Saturday games will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday games will start at 1 p.m. with the only exception being the July 2nd game at 5:30 p.m. The regular season will run through September and concludes with the Cardinals taking on the St. Lucie Mets on September 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Roger Dean Stadium's "Fins vs. Feathers" rivalry kicks off on April 28th as the Hammerheads play host to the Cardinals. In 2016, the Hammerheads took home bragging rights in the annual series going 11-7 against the Cardinals.
This season will be the most exciting season yet at Roger Dean Stadium with ten special promotional nights. This will include fan favorites like Stars War Night (April 8th), Baseball, Brews & BBQ (May 13th), Halfway to Halloween (May 27th), Mega Bash (July 3rd & 4th) and Super Hero Night (September 2nd); While also adding to the excitement with Sail Way with RDS (June 10th), Princess & Pirates Night (June 24th), Christmas in July (July 22nd), National Night Out (date TBD) and Fall Football Night (August 19th)
In addition to the special promotional nights, the Hammerheads and Cardinals will host two Education Days and two Super Splash Days throughout the season. The Hammerheads will host the first Education Day against the Daytona Tortugas on April 27th at 10:30 a.m. The Cardinals conclude the Education Days on May 4th against the Florida Fire Frogs, also a 10:30 a.m. start. This will mark the first appearance at Roger Dean Stadium for the Fire Frogs since rebranding and relocating from Brevard County following the 2016 season.
The first of two Super Splash Days is scheduled for June 29th as the Hammerheads take on the Fire Frogs, game time 12 p.m. The final Super Splash day is scheduled for July 14th at 12 p.m. as the Cardinals play host to the Hammerheads.
A full schedule for the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals Florida State League season can be found at www.RogerDeanStadium.com. Fans can also find information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets by visiting the website or by calling the stadium office at (561) 775-1818.
About Jupiter Stadium, LTD: Opened in 1998, this $28 million complex/stadium is specially designed to house two Major League and two Minor League Baseball Teams. The stadium is home to the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals for Spring Training. The Florida State League's Jupiter Hammerheads (Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Miami Marlins) and Palm Beach Cardinals (Class A Advanced Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) make their home at Roger Dean Stadium from April through September. This year round facility can accommodate the smallest birthday party to the largest corporate outing, while never forgetting that each and every fan is our most important product.