Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs have announced their 2014 schedule. The Sea Dogs will open the 2014 season on the road in Reading, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 PM against the Reading Fightin Phils. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM at Hadlock Field against the New Britain Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins). Individual tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM at the Hadlock Field Ticket Office.
The 2014 season will be the Sea Dogs 21st season in Portland and 12th as a Boston Red Sox affiliate. The Eastern League season consists of 142 games (71 home and 71 away) against 11 opponents.
The 2014 schedule features a season high 16 home games in August including three of the five weekends in the month. The Sea Dogs will end the season with a season long eight game homestand.
Opponents highlighting the 2014 schedule will be 10 home games against the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Additionally, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays), the Sea Dogs neighbor to the south will make three trips to Hadlock Field in 2014 for a total of 11 games.
The Sea Dogs will be home on Mother's Day (May 11th at 1:00 PM), the Fourth of July (July 4th at 6:00 PM), and Labor Day (September 1st at 1:00 PM).
Standard game times this year will remain the same. April and May weekday games will begin at 6:00 PM, while weekend games will be at 1:00 PM. In June, July, and August weekday games will start at 7:00 PM, Saturday's at 6:00 PM, and Sunday's at 1:00 PM. In addition, the Sea Dogs will host two Education Days with an 11:00 AM start time on May 1st and May 29th. The Sea Dogs will also have three weekday games at 12:00 noon; July 14th, July 30th, and August 14th.
Individual tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale at the Hadlock Field Box Office on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM. Phone & Internet orders will begin at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 2nd. Season Tickets are currently on sale. Any questions regarding tickets should be directed to the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or email@example.com.
The Sea Dogs have held ticket prices at the same level. Adult tickets range in price between $8.00 and $10.00 with children and senior tickets ranging between $5.00 and $9.00. Discounted rates are available for groups of 20 or more.
The 2014 schedule once again promises to be filled with many fun and exciting promotions. The schedule will feature five fireworks shows; May 16th, June 25th, July 4th, July 23rd, and August 28th. The annual Field of Dreams/ Fan Appreciation Day is set for Sunday, August 31st. A complete promotional schedule will be announced at a later date including bobblehead doll giveaways, appearances by traveling acts such as the ZOOperstars, celebrity appearances, theme nights, and more.
A printable 2014 schedule is available at www.seadogs.com. Book your nine inning vacation today!
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