The countdown to Opening Day has begun! The Blue Crabs will open the 2016 campaign here at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of the 2015 Freedom Division Championship Series on Thursday, April 21st at 7:05 PM.
A few new twists come with the new year, highlighted by the arrival of the Atlantic League’s newest team, located in New Britain, Connecticut.
Here is the full press release from October 27 discussing the 2016 schedule:
Waldorf, MD –
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced today their 2016 season
schedule. The schedule once again features a 140 game slate, and 70 home
games at Regency Furniture Stadium located in Waldorf, Maryland.
The Blue Crabs will kick off their 2016 campaign in a three-game homestand versus the Lancaster Barnstormers on Thursday, April 21 concluding on Saturday,
April 23. On that first Saturday game of the young season, Southern
Maryland will play two seven-inning games beginning at 6:05pm with a 45
minute break between the two games that will feature a huge fireworks
Monday, July 4 is
sure to be one of the highlights of the summer, when the Blue Crabs
host an Independence Day game. The patriotic contest begins a seven game
homestand against the Somerset Patriots and Long Island Ducks. Of the
Blue Crabs 70 home games, 32 will fall on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday,
making it most convenient for families to continue to build their fond
memories at the ballpark. Thirty-two weekend dates also means plenty of
spectacular fireworks shows will be planned.
“Our 8th anniversary season was one
for the record books, but we are ready for an even bigger year in
2016,” said Blue Crabs President and General Manager Patrick Day. “We
are looking forward to having Crustacean Nation fill up Regency
Furniture Stadium once more.”
The home schedule features seven games in
April, 11 games in May, 16 games in June, 10 games in July, 19 in
August, and 7 in September. The final home game will be played on Wednesday, September 14 against the New Britain Bees.
The Blue Crabs have scheduled three week-day games during the 9th Anniversary Season. April 27 & May 18 will feature the 8th Annual Baseball in Education Days at the ballpark with a slated 10:35am start time, and Wednesday, August 3 will feature an 11:05am start time with Camp and Recreation Day as the featured promotion.
A complete promotional schedule for the 9th Anniversary
season will be released at a later date. 2016 season tickets and ticket
plans are on sale now. Individual tickets for the 2016 season are
scheduled to go on sale in the new year. Call 301-638-9788
or visit online for more information and to save your seat at the
ballpark for the upcoming season. Group tickets start as low as $10 per
The one question that remains is this: