Today is opening day for the expansion indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) at the new Constellation Field, and the team is ready to rock with a sold out house, a pre-game party, special on-field ceremonies, giveaways, and post-game fireworks. The game against the York Revolution begins at 7:05 p.m. Read more here. View news clip here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
Skeeters Announce Opending Day Ceremonies
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced the schedule of the Opening Day Ceremonies for the 2012 Inaugural Season at Constellation Field.
The festivities begin at 4:30pm with the Bud Light Pregame Party in the parking lot. There will be live music, face painters and other performances. The New 93Q and Houston’s Eagle will be broadcasting live from 3 pm up to the start of the game at 7 pm. The gates will open at 5:00 pm, and the team is requesting fans take their seats by 6:15pm for special on field ceremonies. The Skeeters game against the York Revolution is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm.
On field ceremonies include:
• Sugar Land’s own recording artist Savannah Berry will perform “God Bless America”.
• The National Anthem will be performed by Grammy Award Winner and Houston’s own Yolanda Adams.
• During the performance, the bald eagle “Challenger”, named in memory of the space shuttle and its crew, will soar
through the stadium and land on field.
• Military personnel from the 147th Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard at Ellington will be on
hand to present a giant American flag
• Fly-over by the Commemorative Air Force – West Houston Squadron at the conclusion of the National Anthem.
• The Mayor of Sugar Land, James A. Thompson will throw out the first pitch at Constellation Field.
Fans will receive a commemorative lanyard and ticket as they entered presented by Constellation Energy. Fans will also take part of an Instant Photo and receive a poster of the event following the game. A postgame firework spectacular presented by Republic Services will cap off the historic event.
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 $37 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 140 regular season games annually (70 home, 70 away), beginning on April 26, 2012. Constellation Field will also play host to a multitude of other events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. The 2012 season is presented by ABC Home & Commercial Services.
Fixed-seat stadium capacity is approximately 6,000 for baseball, plus additional lawn and standing-room-only tickets. Constellation Field has a capacity of 10,000-plus in concert configuration. 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).