SALISBURY, Md.- The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, on Monday announced game times for all 70 home games in 2013 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The majority of Monday-Saturday home games will be played at 7:05 p.m.
The Shorebirds will start their Sunday home games at 2:05 p.m. for the first part of the season (April 7-June 9) and play 5:05 p.m. Sunday start times from June 23 through the end of the season.
Five weekday games will be played at special start times in 2013. They are listed and detailed below.
The Shorebirds will host two Field of Dreams games in May with each starting at 10:35am. The first Field of Dreams game is on Tuesday, May 7 while the second is on Wednesday, May 22. Field of Dreams games are designed for schools to bring their students on a field trip to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium and use baseball as an educational tool. Each student will receive an educational packet that uses baseball as a teaching tool in areas such as math, science, anatomy and geography in ways that will appeal to students. To sign your class up for a Field of Dreams game, contact Mike Steinhice at (410) 219-3112, ext. 147.
On Saturday, June 8, the Shorebirds will host Mountaire Farms Faith and Family Night with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Following the game, there will be a postgame concert and a fireworks show.
The Shorebirds will welcome area summer camps to the ballpark on Wednesday, June 26. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. The Shorebirds have a special package available for area summer camps where campers receive a ticket to the game and a lunch combo (hot dog, chips and drink) for just $7.
The biggest fireworks show of the season is scheduled for Thursday, July 4 with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium with a postgame fireworks show after the game.
"Our fans have come accustomed to our 7:05 p.m. start times and therefore the vast majority of our home games will remain at 7:05 p.m," said Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters. "The special start times are designed to cater to our wide range of fans."
The Shorebirds begin the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4, with a home game against the Hagerstown Suns at 7:05 p.m. Season ticket packages are on currently on sale by calling the Shorebirds at (410) 219-3112.