The Bowie Baysox 2016 season home opener at Prince George’s Stadium is approaching Thursday, April 7, against the Akron RubberDucks at 6:35 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the team will kick-off a two-night celebration of its 2015 Eastern League Championship with a special giveaway and pregame ceremonies.
The first 1,000 fans in attendance on Baysox Opening Night will receive a commemorative Championship Banner featuring the Baysox Eastern League Championship logo and a list of players and coaches from the Baysox Championship team. The Baysox 2015 Eastern League Championship Trophy will also be on display during the game along with other exciting championship events.
Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser is excited for another Opening Day. “Our run to the Eastern League Championship last season was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to get a new season started,” Kaiser said. “Fans won’t want to miss any of our pregame championship celebration festivities and we also want to encourage everyone to take a photo with our Eastern League Championship Trophy.”
Fans will be able to enter the stadium at the special time of 5:00 p.m. to enjoy corn hole, free snacks and $2 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts during Happy Hour until 6:30 p.m. As they enter the stadium gates, fans will receive a free Baysox 2016 magnet schedule, presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Crofton Athletic Council Cardinals will then help the Baysox jumpstart the 2016 season by forming a tunnel to welcome the team onto the field during pregame introductions and yelling “Play Ball” after the singing of the National Anthem.
The 2015 championship celebration continues during the Baysox second home game Friday, April 8 at 7:05 p.m. with a Baysox Championship Photo Giveaway to the first 1,000 fans, presented by Patient First. There will also be a pre-game autograph session with select players from the Baysox 2015 Championship team. The photo depicts the 2015 Baysox on the field with the championship trophy and banner following their Game 5 win at Prince George’s Stadium over the Reading Fightin Phils.
Baysox single game tickets went on sale Saturday, Mar. 26 during the team’s annual Free Family FunFest and are now available to the public. To purchase Baysox 2016 single game tickets, visit www.baysox.com, call the Box Office at 301-464-4865 or stop by the ticket office at the stadium. The Baysox ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-game days.
The 2016 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox are the 2015 Eastern League Champions! Bowie opens its 24th season as the Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles at home Thursday, April 7 against the Akron RubberDucks at 6:35 p.m. Single game tickets are now on sale at www.baysox.com.