Sea Dogs' Opening Day Postponed Due to Rain

Opening Day Now Set for Friday, April 7th at 6:00 PM

April 6, 2017 11:44 AM ET

Portland, Maine- Thursday's Portland Sea Dogs Opening Day game against the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field has been postponed due to rain. The Sea Dogs are now set to open the season on Friday, April 7th at 6:00 PM against Reading.

Thursday's postponed game will be made-up as part of a single admission doubleheader on Friday, May 5th at 5:00 PM. The doubleheader will consist of two seven inning games.

Portland, Maine- Thursday's Portland Sea Dogs Opening Day game against the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field has been postponed due to rain. The Sea Dogs are now set to open the season on Friday, April 7th at 6:00 PM against Reading.

Thursday's postponed game will be made-up as part of a single admission doubleheader on Friday, May 5th at 5:00 PM. The doubleheader will consist of two seven inning games.

Tickets for the April 6th postponed game, can be exchanged for tickets of equal or lesser value to any 2017 Sea Dogs home game, subject to availability. Any questions regarding rained out tickets can be directed towards the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or tickets@seadogs.com. 

This is the fifth time in the Sea Dogs 24-year history that Opening Day has been postponed but the first time due to rain. The previous four postponements (2001, 2003, 2007, & 2015) have been due to snow or field conditions due to melting snow.   

"It's disappointing to have Opening Day postponed," stated Sea Dogs General Manager Geoff Iacuessa. "However, I'm very proud of the job that our grounds crew and front staff did preparing the field and stadium to open. We were ready, despite having eight inches of snow on the field on Sunday morning." 

Kevin Youkilis was scheduled to throw-out the ceremonial first-pitch in honor of the Sea Dogs' 15th season as a Red Sox affiliate. His appearance at Hadlock Field will be rescheduled for a date later this season.

Tickets are available for all 2017 Sea Dogs home games. Book your nine inning vacation by calling the Sea Dogs ticket office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com.

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