The International League North-leading Lehigh Valley IronPigs have released their schedule for the 2019 season.
The home schedule at Coca-Cola Park features 70 games, 32 weekend contests, a number of holiday games, nine Iron Rail Rivalry games against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and a team-record 11 home dates vs. the Syracuse Chiefs.
Coca-Cola Park will host a game on Mother's Day (May 12 vs. Indianapolis), Memorial Day (May 27 vs. Buffalo), Father's Day (June 16 vs. Columbus) and Independence Day (July 4 vs. Pawtucket).
Lehigh Valley opens its 140-game campaign on Thursday, April 4, with a 7:05 p.m. contest against the Rochester Red Wings. The opening homestand features seven games - four against Rochester and three against the RailRiders.
Those RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, will make three trips to Coca-Cola Park in 2019, playing three games on each visit. The Iron Rail Rivalry contests at Coca-Cola Park will be April 8-10, June 28-30 and August 23-25 to conclude the Pigs' final homestand of 2019. Lehigh Valley will also play nine road contests vs. its in-state rivals.
The Pigs will face the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's Triple-A affiliate, eight times at Coca-Cola Park in the months of June and July. The PawSox visit for two games on June 5-6, four leading into the All-Star Break on July 4-7 and a final two on July 29-30.
The Syracuse Chiefs will make a record number of trips to Minor League Baseball's finest venue in 2019. The Chiefs will play their 11 games at Coca-Cola Park on April 29-May 2, May 21-23 and August 19-22. A 10-game plan featuring the majority of the Pigs' contests vs. Syracuse is available here.
In addition to facing each IL North team at least eight times at Coca-Cola Park, the IronPigs will host each IL South and IL West squad exactly three times at home in 2019.
Most Monday-through-Friday contests will begin at 7:05 p.m. with the following exceptions: May 2 (10:35 a.m. vs. Syracuse), May 8 (10:35 a.m. vs. Durham), May 27 (Memorial Day, 1:35 p.m. vs. Buffalo) and July 30 (11:35 a.m. vs. Pawtucket). Saturday contests are all scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. with Sunday contests, except Memorial Day Weekend (May 26 6:35 p.m. vs. Buffalo) will begin at 1:35 p.m.
All game dates and times are subject to change.
In conjunction with today's schedule reveal, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced the dates for their nine-game Bacon, USA, memberships. Nine game plans will go on sale to the general public at the ticket office and by phone next Monday, August 20 at 10 a.m. Online orders for nine-game plans will begin Tuesday, August 21.
Memberships ranging from 17 games through full-season plans are already available. Click here or call the Pigs Memberships team at (610) 841-PIGS (7447) x3 for details.
Individual game tickets will go on sale during the team's annual "Pig Day" celebration, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Don't forget, the Pigs still have eight home games before the playoffs begin, including a four-game Iron Rail Rivalry series on August 24-27. Secure your seats for these games, and any other regular season home contest by clicking here or calling the Coca-Cola Park ticket office at (610) 841-PIGS (7447) x1.
Five-game playoff packs and individual playoff tickets are also available for 2018. Click here or contact the ticket office to secure your seats for the Pigs' quest to claim their first championship. The 2018 IronPigs playoffs are presented by Provident Bank.
The 2018 season is the IronPigs' 11th season at Coca-Cola Park and 11th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans can get closer to the team than ever before with a Bacon, USA membership -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to the annual holiday party, and more. For more information, click here or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447).
The 2018 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
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