TRENTON—The Trenton Thunder, the Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, released its 2010 home schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
The 2010 season will begin at Waterfront Park on Thursday, April 8 against the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers). Trenton will play 14 home games in April, 11 in May, 15 in June, 14 in July, 15 in August and two in September. The home finale will be Thursday, September 2 against Akron (Cleveland Indians).
The Binghamton Mets lead the way for Thunder rivals next year as the New York Mets will send their Eastern League affiliate to Trenton for ten games: May 13-16, June 11-13 and August 6-8. The Thunder will face the Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Portland Sea Dogs, seven times at home in 2010. The Sea Dogs will make their first trip to Trenton May 13-16 followed by June 1-3. Philadelphia Phillies fans can catch the Reading Phillies in Trenton for four games next season, July 15-18.
The newest team in the Eastern League, located in Richmond, VA (San Francisco Giants, formerly the Connecticut Defenders), will visit Waterfront Park for one series, June 4-6.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) will make the most appearances at Waterfront Park in 2010 as they will play 13 games in Trenton. They will be the visitors on April 27-29, June 25-27, July 29-August 1 and August 23-25.
Standard game times will remain at 7:05 p.m. for night games. The first Saturday of the season, April 10 will begin at 5:05 p.m. but all other Saturday games will start at 7:05 p.m. Sunday games will start at 1:05 p.m. with the exception of July 4th which will begin at 7:05 p.m. and the three Sundays in August which will begin at 5:05 p.m.
The Thunder will be home on Mother’s Day (May 9) and Independence Day weekend (July 3 and 4).
Mid-week “Educational Day” games will return beginning with an 10:35 a.m. start on Wednesday, April 14 against Akron. The Thunder will also start at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 as they host New Hampshire and on Tuesday, May 25 against Erie.
Mid-week “Day Camp Day” games will be held consecutively on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 and will begin at 12:05 p.m. Both Day Camp Day games are against New Britain.
Group leaders are encouraged to reserve the Yankee Club and Conference Center, the Burlington Center Mall Bullpen Grill and the New Picnic Area at Waterfront Park early to get the best choice of dates. Group outings may be booked by calling 1-609-394-3300 ext. 105.
Full and Half season tickets are on sale now by calling 1-609-394-3300 or online at trentonthunder.com. Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 1, 2010.
The schedule of fireworks and promotions as well as road games will be released at a later date.
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