Championship Dreams, Saints Remember 1996 Team During August 4-6 HomestandST. PAUL, MN August 3, 2016
With the All-Star Break in the rear-view mirror, the Saints drop anchor at home as they go for gold and vie to retain the North Division Crown. They will attempt to emulate the team that won it all 20 years ago when the Saints host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for a three game series from August 4-6.
Be in-SPIREd on Thursday, August 4 at 7:05 p.m. when we salute a living legend, Commodore Dan Stoltz, with a Bobble Head Giveaway. A former city councilman and member of the board for a plethora of organizations, Dan Stoltz has been part of the leadership for Spire Credit Union for nearly two decades. After serving as CFO for 10 years, Stoltz was named the Chief Executive Officer and President of SPIRE in February 2010 and has continued to lead SPIRE with his member-centric focus ever since. Additionally, the East Side native has garnered seasonal honors in recent years, heading the St. Paul Winter Carnival as King Boreas the 79th in 2015, followed by the announcement in July that he will be the 2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore. In honor of his appointment, the first 1,000 fans will receive a bobble head in the likeness of the Spire CEO dressed to the nines in his Commodore garb. Hoping to follow his three T motto, the Saints will look for time-ly hitting from their abundantly talent-ed roster and hope to end the night treasure-ing a win. Add in $1 beers on Thirsty Thursday and it should be quite aweigh to enjoy a summer evening.
Photo finishes and heroic feats can be expected on Friday, August 5 at 7:05 p.m. when we celebrate the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games with an Olympic themed night presented by Securian Finacial. Saints players will show off their speed in the 90-foot dash and their best diving attempts on the bases. There won’t be any breaststrokes or backstrokes on the field, but there should be plenty of sweet strokes of the bat when the league-leading Saints offense steps to the plate. Attempting to match the scale and grandeur of the Opening Ceremonies, Lowertown will be lit up by an Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks show.
Wrapping up the homestand on Saturday, August 6 at 7:05 p.m., CHS Field will be filled with the echoes of “We Are The Champions” when the Saints honor the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Northern League Champions squad. Loaded with former Major Leaguers like J.T. Bruett, Glenn Davis, Chuck Jackson, Jack Morris and even Darryl Strawberry, the 1996 Saints swept the championship series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to claim the Northern League Crown, sealing a third title for the Saints in their first four year in the Northern League. A distinct 90’s flair will be scattered throughout the ballpark after the first 1,500 fans receive a replica jersey courtesy of Regions Hospital. No matter the weather fans can get tropical on Treasure Island Saturday.
It may be a three game series, but the Saints will commandeer your early weekend with a dazzling display and a stroll down memory lane. They’ll try and recapture their championship magic in a rematch of the deciding series from 20 years ago while celebrating the leadership of a longtime partner as they start the final month of the season. The opening weekend of August will be one of the few opportunities fans have left to see the Saints this season.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Tickets for the Post-Game Fireworks Supershow on September 4 are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.