The Wilmington Sharks will kick off their 2019 season on Tuesday, May 28th with Sharks Fan Fest. The fun begins when the gates open at 6:00pm and the Sharks will take the field against Post 10 American Legion in a scrimmage at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium. First pitch will occur at 7:05pm.
This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP ahead of time. Those who do not RSVP ahead of time will be encouraged to place a $2 donation at the door, with proceeds benefiting the American Legion. Those who have RSVP'd ahead of time can pick up their tickets at Will Call. All tickets are General Admission, and will get you access to open seating in the ballpark for this event.
The concession stand will be open and a full menu will be served, including all beer options.
"We are looking forward to having some Sharks fans and their families in the ballpark for the first time this summer", said General Manager Carson Bowen. "We've been looking forward to this day for months and months, and we're excited to give you an inside peek as to what to expect from the Sharks in 2019. It's going to be our biggest and best yet."
The Sharks Free Fan Fest will kick off with a pre-game concert by local favorite, Folkstone Stringband. Sharks players will also be on hand for a meet and greet and autograph session before the game.
About The Wilmington Sharks
Set in the picturesque Cape Fear region of North Carolina, the Wilmington Sharks are one of the charter members of the Coastal Plain League. Providing affordable family entertainment in a minor league atmosphere, the Sharks have been consistently in the top 25 in attendance in all of summer-collegiate baseball.
About The Coastal Plain League
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 23nd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 of those - including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. While another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.