Thursday April 16th 2009

@ 7:00PM

From a Wizzard’s Press Release:

Date and Time set for Opening Day for new Downtown Ballpark

Fort Wayne, IN – The date and time of Opening Day for Fort Wayne’s professional baseball team has officially been determined. The hot dogs will be cooked, the cotton candy spun and the grills will be fired up when the team opens their home Midwest League schedule on Thursday, April 16th, 2009.  Game time for the first game has been set as 7:00pm EST.

As construction of the Ballpark at Harrison Square continues on schedule, the anticipation of Opening Day has escalated. “We have been looking forward to April 2009 as the opening month of the first season downtown,” said Mike Nutter, General Manager. “We are excited to be able to officially put a date and time on when the first game will be played in that new ballpark. It’s hard to believe how far the construction has come since the groundbreaking and it will be fun to watch how quickly things come together in the coming months.”

While the specifics of Opening Day ceremonies have not been announced, the team is excited about what the future holds and what the possibilities will be.

“We plan on kicking off the first game, home stand and season downtown in style. We have had tremendous support and encouragement from our new neighbors downtown and we are excited about the possibilities that those relationships bring to the table,” stated Michael Limmer, Assistant General Manager. “There’s a lot of work to be done between now and April 16th, but having a date to focus on is important for our staff. We have 224 days to get everything ready in order to play ball. We couldn’t be more excited.”

More information on the 2009 schedule will be released when the remainder of dates, times and promotional events have been finalized by the front office staff.

For more information on season tickets, group outings or corporate partnerships for the Ballpark at Harrison Square contact the team at (260) 482-6400.

Thanks to Scott Spaulding for the heads-up!

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