Shuckers And Brewers To Play Exhibition Game At MGM Park
The Biloxi Shuckers will host their parent club, the Milwaukee Brewers, in an exhibition game at MGM Park next Spring. The game will take place on Saturday, April 2 at 1:10 pm. MGM Park gates will open at 11:00 am.
Fans will be able to watch batting practice as well as have the opportunity to get autographs before the game. Details regarding the pre-game activities will be forthcoming in the next few months. The game will be a nine-inning contest.
“Having our Major League affiliate come to play the Shuckers is a very special event for the entire community,” stated Biloxi team president Ken Young. “Fans will be able to get to see Major Leaguers up close and will have a chance to interact with them as well. Starting our second season by playing the Brewers is a terrific way to continue the momentum from the 2015 campaign.”
“We appreciate all of the work that (President) Ken Young, (General Manager) Buck Rogers and the entire Shuckers staff do to provide a first-class home for our Double A club,” said Brewers General Manager David Stearns. “MGM Park is a state-of-the-art facility and 2015 was a terrific first season there with the team advancing to the Southern League Championship. We look forward to the Major League club visiting next year and to many more seasons of a great partnership between our organizations.”
The only way to be guaranteed tickets to the exhibition game is to be a Season Ticket Holder. Shuckers’ 2016 Season Ticket Holders, who should be receiving their order information within the next several days, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game before they go on sale to the general public.
Non-Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in December. The date and details relative to the general on-sale will be announced soon. Pricing for the game will be as follows:
Club Level $45
Box Level $40
Reserved Level $35
Berm/Standing Room $25 (only available after all other fixed seating has been sold)
The prestigious event at MGM Park will mark the first time a Major League team has visited the Gulf Coast since the 1935 Washington Senators held Spring Training at Biloxi Stadium, which is now on the site of Keesler Air Force Base.
The Shuckers will open the 2016 Regular Season at MGM Park on Thursday, April 7 against the Chattanooga Lookouts.