Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks unveiled their first pitch times for home games during the 2020 season on Thursday. The Rocks will start most Monday-through-Thursday contests at 6:35 p.m. with Frawley Stadium's gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The exceptions are two school kid specials on Wednesday, May 6
Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks unveiled their first pitch times for home games during the 2020 season on Thursday. The Rocks will start most Monday-through-Thursday contests at 6:35 p.m. with Frawley Stadium's gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The exceptions are two school kid specials on Wednesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 20, which will both begin at 10:35 a.m.; a camp day game on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:35 a.m.; and a holiday matinee on Labor Day (September 7), which will start at 12:05 p.m.
First pitch times remain unchanged for weekend games. Friday contests will start at 7:05 p.m., Saturday games will begin at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday games will have 1:35 p.m. first pitches. Fans will have access to Frawley Stadium on Fridays at 6 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays the Blue Rocks will open gates one-half hour earlier than usual. Saturday games will allow fans entrance to Frawley Stadium at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12 noon.
The Blue Crew will begin their Mills Cup title defense on the road in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, April 9. After a seven-game road trip to open the season, the Rocks will return to the First State for their home opener against the Salem Red Sox on Thursday, April 16 at Frawley Stadium.
Wilmington will play just eight home contests in April, the second-fewest of any month all season. That trails only September's seven, but those contests all come during the first seven days of the season's final month, including the campaign's finale at Frawley Stadium on Labor Day.
The Rocks are on the road for the season's other two major holidays, playing at Lynchburg on both Memorial Day (May 25) and Independence Day (July 4). July is the month with the most action at Frawley Stadium, as the Blue Crew will host 16 affairs.
Wilmington closes the season's opening half on the road in Fredericksburg (home of the former Potomac Nationals), before enjoying an All-Star break from June 22-24. The Rocks open the campaign's second half in the First State when they welcome the Frederick Keys to town on Thursday, June 25.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and the 2019 Mills Cup champions. Season tickets, mini plans and group packages are on sale now, while individual tickets will be released in February, as will the team's promotional schedule. For more information the team's website is BlueRocks.com.