Getting to CHS Field

Saints Opening Homestand Full of Stranger Things From May 21-27

ST. PAUL, MN May 18, 2018

During the first 25-seasons of the St. Paul Saints, fans have come to expect the unexpected. It’s only fitting that in season number four at CHS Field the Saints are pulling out all the stops with some Stranger Things.  It’s not too early for the Dog Days, but we’ll throw you a curveball with a Monument full of Pork.  Come celebrate our men and women in uniform as the homestand goes out with a bang.  It’s just the beginning of the 2018 season.

 

Monday, May 21 vs. Chicago Dogs, 3:05 p.m.

The Saints know how to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.  While the Saints celebrate their 26th season, we look a little further back on this day.  Turning the clock back 150 years ago, the first parade with floats occurred in Mobile, Alabama, Tom Morris recorded the first ever hole in one at Prestwick No. 8, and the first baseball game was played in an enclosed field in San Francisco.  One other major event occurred in 1868: the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce was formed.  The Saints help the businesses and their leaders celebrate with the biggest bash during the 26 Partners for 26 Seasonspresented by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.  Learn a little more about our great state during Metropolitan State University Minnesota Monday.

 

Tuesday, May 22 vs. Chicago Dogs, 7:05 p.m.

While the New York Yankees have Monument Park, the Saints will now have Monument Pork presented by CHS.  The live swine delivering baseballs to the home plate umpire has been a staple of the Saints since their inaugural season in 1993.  The Monument will be built adjacent to The Gallery, which is located behind home plate on the concourse.  Each pig will receive their own plaque with its name, a description of their time with the Saints, and the year in which they were the mascot.  Above the plaque will be a circle, in Saints colors, with the bronzed likeness of the swine.  The three pigs immortalized this year are The Saint (1993), Notorious P.I.G. a.k.a. Piggy Smalls (2003) and Little Red Porkette (2016).  The Saints will be wearing this year's version of the Pig's Eye jersey, featuring nameplates with names of each of the 26 years' ball pigs.  The nameplates will be auctioned via silent auction during the game and then sent to the winners. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a one-of-a-kind bobblehead featuring all three pigs presented by CHS.  The three heads will appear on individual pillars, like those of Greek God statues, with their names and the year they served as the Saints mascot on the bottom of their pillar.  We’ll relive a special decade on Take Me Back Tuesday presented by Valleyfair.

 

Wednesday, May 23 vs. Chicago Dogs, 7:05 p.m.

There are 50 incredible days on the home schedule, but each season the one in which we honor the men and women who fight for our freedom seems to be the most special on Military Appreciation Night.  Military members will be honored throughout the game and the Saints will wear special uniforms that are green with black lettering and a tan color around the letters.  Fans will have an opportunity to bid on the uniforms at the auction table located on the concourse near the souvenir shop.  Enjoy the craziest tailgate party around on Walser Wednesday.

 

Friday, May 25 vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, 7:05 p.m.

Dustin Henderson wore an old Science Museum sweatshirt in Stranger Things which inherently makes him “one of us.”  Grab your Will or Lucas and we’ll take you into the Upside Down on Stranger Things Night.  If you can use your Eleven ESP to let us know whether we’re going to make the playoffs this season that would help.  Those fortunate enough to have jumped on the special offer will receive a unique giveway.  The shirt is a Mudonna skeleton that says Mudonnasaurus underneath the skeleton and “Thunder Hog” below that.  Also, the first 5,000 fans will receive a Saints magnet schedule.  Stick around after the game for Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks set to 80s music.

 

Saturday, May 26 vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, 7:05 p.m.

This is the day for our four-legged friends along with allowing our fans a chance to update their Instagram account with amazing photos of their dog at CHS Field.  It’s our annual Dog Day, presented by Chuck and Don’s, where Man’s Best Friend becomes the star of the show.  Just remember, one of you must be on a leash.  There are drinking stations around the ballpark, and while there is already a dog park attached to the ballpark, CHS Field turns into the largest dog park in the Twin Cities.  Various contests will occur during the game and a special dog mascot will make an appearance.  Come ready to kick back and relax on Treasure Island Resort and Casino Saturday.

 

Sunday, May 27 vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, 5:05 p.m.

The final day of the homestand goes out with a bang with the Memorial Day Celebration featuring Post-Game Monster Food Truck Rally and SPIREworks Super Show.  The food trucks scheduled to appear are: Arcane, Chili Lime, Dough Dough, Hometown Creamery, K Town Street Food, O’Cheeze, OHM Brownies, RA McSammys, Sumo Rolls, Tasty Twins Truck, Caribou Coffee and Tiki Tims.

 

          This is just the beginning of the 2018 season, but it starts with us giving thanks to so many that have helped make us successful since we moved to Lowertown.  Whether you’re a dog lover, or enjoy those animals that aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the mud, we’re definitely going to show you stranger things.  It’s all about honoring the red, white, and blue and we get the 2018 party started during the May 21-27 homestand.

 

Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value.  Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for SPLASH Zone bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved.  Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket.  Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 27, July 2 and September 2) 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. 

 

The 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.

 

The Saints open the 2018 season on the road against the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Friday, May 18.  The home opener is on Monday, May 21 with a 3:05p.m.