Thursday, October 6, 2011

Riversharks Announce 2012 Schedule

POSTED: 10/6/2011 by Megan McLaughlin

Now that the 2011 season has concluded, the first key piece of the 2012 season has fallen into place as the Atlantic League has released the schedule for its 15th season.

The Camden Riversharks will play their first four series on the road before returning to Campbell’s Field for their home opener against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Wednesday, May 9 at 7:05. Plans for the ceremony to open the 12th season at Campbell’s Field are still in the formative stages. Further details about the Riversharks Opening Night celebration will follow. The team will end the season at home on September 23rd vs. the Long Island Ducks at 5:35pm.

The Atlantic League is excited to add the Sugar Land Skeeters to the Freedom Division for the 2012 lineup. Based in the City of Sugar Land, Texas, southwest of Houston, the Skeeters will take on the Riversharks for the first time on Thursday, June 14th at 7:05pm. The Sharks will travel outside of the Northeast, and fly on a plane to travel for the first time in team history on June 22. Each of the other seven teams will make two trips to Texas during the 2012 season. This demonstrates the next phase of Atlantic League baseball.

Through the 2012 season the Riversharks will host 70 home games, with fireworks shows after every Friday and Saturday home game. Riversharks highlights will include:
• The Baseball in Education Series: May 11, May 17, May 23, and June 1. All games will be played at 11:00 AM.
• Scout Overnights Return! Scouts and their parents will have the opportunity to sleep over at Campbell’s Field on June 15th, June 29th, July 20th, and August 3rd.
• Finley’s Birthday Celebration! Sunday July 22nd will have a special start time of 5:35pm and a firework spectacular to celebrate our mascot, Finley’s, birthday!

Other special celebrations throughout the 2012 season will include Memorial Day (May 28th 7:05pm), Father’s Day (June 17th 1:05pm), and Fan Appreciation Weekend (September 21-23). The full promotional calendar including theme nights, special ticketed events, and weekly promotions will be released at a later date.

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