Mark it on your calendar: the first game at Constellation Field, the new home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League), is set, as local high-school squads will battle it out in April.
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.”
“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.. 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.
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