High Schools to Play First Game at Skeeters Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The first ever baseball game to be played at Constellation Field will feature two Sugar Land High School teams, Fort Bend Independent School District’s William P. Clements High School and John Foster Dulles High School, on Saturday, April 21.

“It is only appropriate that the community’s stadium open with two Sugar Land high schools playing a baseball game,” said Matt O’Brien, President of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “This event is the first of many community events that will take place at the stadium.”

The Dulles Vikings have advanced to the State playoffs the last five years. The Vikings are looking to avenge two losses from Clements last year.

“The opening of the new ballpark for the Skeeters is an important event for the city of Sugar Land and the surrounding communities,” said Clinton Welch, Head Baseball Coach for Dulles High School. “The Dulles baseball program is excited to be taking part. Our players will be able to take their own kids to this ballpark someday and share that they played the first game in the stadium’s history.”

Last season the Clements Rangers advanced to the State playoffs for the fifth consecutive year and tenth time in the last 14 years. The school is the two-time defending District 23-5A Champions.

“Having the opportunity to play Dulles at Constellation Field will be a memory these kids will never forget,” said Israel De Los Santos, Head Baseball Coach for Clements High School. “I think it’s great that Clements and Dulles, two of the original Sugar Land high schools, are going to be able to open up the new stadium. That is a tremendous honor for me and all the other coaches before me who helped build the Clements Rangers’ program.”

Tickets for the event will be available at each of the participating schools and the Skeeters Ticket Office in mid-March. Parking for the event will be free. The Skeeters will donate a percentage of the ticket proceeds back to the Fort Bend ISD Athletic Department. Capacity of the event will be limited to 5,000 people.

The Skeeters will throw their first pitch Opening Day, April 26, at 7:05 P.M. as minor league baseball makes its professional debut in Houston. The Skeeters will open its Inaugural Season by playing host to the two-time defending Atlantic League champion York (Pa.) Revolution in a four-game series April 26-29.

If you would like to book your sporting event, banquet or other non-game day event with the Skeeters, call 281.240.4487 today!

About the Sugar Land Skeeters: The Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play in the $35 million Constellation Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season, presented by ABC Home & Commercial Services, beginning on April 26. Constellation Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. Fixed-seat stadium capacity is approximately 6,200 for baseball, plus additional lawn and standing-room-only tickets. Constellation Field has a capacity of 10,000-plus in concert configuration.

The Sugar Land Skeeters offices are presently located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479 where additional information, tickets and Inaugural Season merchandise are available. The Skeeters may be reached at http://www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or by calling 281.240.HITS (4487), and on Facebook (facebook.com/SugarLandSkeeters) and Twitter (@SL_Skeeters).

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