A New Beginning In Saints Baseball, CHS Field Opens Its Gates For First Homestand May 21-24ST. PAUL, MN May 20, 2015
A NEW BEGINNING IN SAINTS BASEBALL, CHS FIELD OPENS ITS GATES FOR FIRST HOMESTAND MAY 21-24
ST. PAUL, MN (May 20, 2015) – After all the build up and anticipation the circus is about to begin for the St. Paul Saints in their inaugural season at CHS Field. It will be one part parade, two parts controlled chaos and all parts entertainment as the Saints go marching in to their new home with a homestand unlike any other in the team’s history from May 21-24.
It all gets started when the curtain rises on CHS Field, Thursday night, May 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. While the traditional pomp and circumstance of opening day will take place the Saints will ramp up their “Saints Go Marching In” to CHS Field with the first 7,000 fans receiving a souvenir hat presented by CHS. The festivities kick off with Charlie Roth playing in front of the ballpark at the Broadway entrance. As fans enter into the ballpark and get settled in their seats they will be dazzled by a Mardi Gras style parade. Only the Saints could put on a parade that includes Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul City Council, government officials and various other groups instrumental in the fruition of CHS Field along with stilt walkers, jugglers, fire swallowers and (family friendly) burlesque dancers. The parade begins in left-center field and will circle the warning track of the ballpark. Following the All-Star introductions the National Anthem will be sung by gospel singer Robert Robinson along with 1st Covenant Church Community Choir and Park Ave UMC Choir. The first pitch will be thrown out by Mayor Coleman. After that the Saints take the field for the first time in their new home. No party would be complete without a few adult beverages as fans can partake in MetroPCS Thirsty Thursday.
On Friday, May 22 at 7:05 p.m. the Saints break out their first Xcel Energy Fireworks Friday night of the year. Take in the game, but get set for one of the most entertaining and spectacular fireworks shows in the Twin Cities. This season all Friday night fireworks will have a distinct musical theme. Up first: music of TV Shows. From the Rembrandt’s Friends theme to Gary Portnoy’s ever popular “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” from Cheers to Jan Hammer’s exciting Miami Vice theme.
The third game of the season, on May 23 at 7:05 p.m., is all about saluting and honoring important people. CHS Field is an absolute gem of a ballpark and wouldn’t be possible without the help of hundreds over the last few years. We start by honoring Johnny Valek, a heavy equipment operator who was tragically killed when part of the Diamond products building collapsed onto the cab of the backhoe he was operating. A moment of silence, to honor Mr. Valek, will take place prior to the game on a night we honor the skilled tradespeople who built CHS Field. In addition, it’s Military Appreciation Night presented by USAA. Military members receive free tickets as we honor those that help fight for our freedom. Put on your Hawaiian shirt as it’s time to get tropical on Treasure Island Saturday.
We wrap up the final game of the first homestand at CHS Field with a 5:05 p.m. game on Sunday, May 24. We kicked off the homestand with a parade and then rolled into a fireworks show on night number two. We combine the two on the final evening of the homestand. Following the game a Monster Food Truck Rally takes over the ballpark as fans can enjoy delicious food from some of the more popular food trucks the Twin Cities has to offer. The food trucks scheduled to appear are Taste of Target Field, Sandy’s Grill & Italian Ice, Tiki Tim’s, A Cupcake Social, Tot Boss, R.A. MacSammy’s, Anchor Fish & Chips, Kona Ice, Twin City Fritter and Philly, Fry Mama’s Fry Bread, and Nine Yum Yum. Following the game kids run the bases and get team autographs on Savers Family Sunday. The night, and homestand, concludes with a Post-Game SPIREworks Super Show, a 20-minute extravaganza presented by Spire Credit Union.
In all it’s a four game series no one will forget as the new home of the Saints, CHS Field, gives fans the first look into the crown jewel of minor league baseball.
The Saints will open CHS Field on Thursday evening May 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (available on day of game), $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. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 24, July 4 and September 6) 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. Limited season tickets in To learn more about these premium areas, please call 651-644-6659.
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. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.