The Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+) announced today that they will host their Inaugural Season Opening Night on April 9, 2009, at Charlotte Sports Park. Our new High-A affiliate will face off against the Fort Myers Miracle at 7:05 p.m. at the newly-renovated stadium in the first affiliated minor league game in Charlotte County since 2002. The team plans to announce the remaining games of its 2009 season schedule later this week.
A festival-type atmosphere is expected for the Stone Crabs' first-ever game with details still being discussed. The team will give out Stone Crabs magnet schedules to the first 4,000 fans courtesy of Pro Air Conditioning and Electric, and a variety of other promotions and activities will take place at the stadium before and after the game.