Hoppers announce 2009 Schedule

(Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers have announced the 2009 season schedule, which starts on April 9th at NewBridge Bank Park against the Greenville Drive.

The season runs from April 9 through September 7 and features a total of 140 games, 70 home and 70 away.

Game times will remain the same for the upcoming season with Monday through Saturday games starting at 7:00pm and Sunday games at 5:00pm.

Other promotional dates for the season are being finalized and will be released at a later date.

“We are diligently working to add promotions and enhance the fan experience even more for next season,” said Greensboro Grasshoppers President Donald Moore. “The team has a favorable schedule and we plan to make the most of it.”

The Grasshoppers have welcomed over 1,750,000 fans to NewBridge Bank Park, becoming the only Class A team in the history of Minor League Baseball to draw over 400,000 fans and grow its attendance for four straight years in a new ballpark. They are the proud recipients of both the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and the General Manager of the Year Award for the past four years.
*****from Amanda Williams, Hoppers’ Director of Media*****

4 comments

  1. It’s time to make a move up. We need to follow a higher level of baseball in a beautiful park. Let’s go to AA

  2. It’s been explained by the other Don Moore in the newspapers a few times….

    Basically, for each MLB Team, there are ONE Triple-A and ONE Double-A Team. Those franchises are extremely expensive to own and operate. Higher transportation costs are just the beginning. Private Planes instead of buses.

    The Cost of Tickets are very similar so the profit margins are slimmer with higher expenses. I suspect the Grasshopper owners would rather be the Big Boys in a Small Pool, giving back to the community than just another team sweating the bottom line.

  3. The only move up that me be a good idea is the high A carolina league. The Hoppers may actually save transportation costs in that league.

    from what I have seen the last couple of years downtown, I don’t think the majority of the people that walks through the gate care what level of baseball is being played. Nor would they tell the difference between A and AA

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