Hoppers to make history on Saturday


GREENSBORO, NC – The Greensboro Grasshoppers have announced their plan to host a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, June 20th.

The day-night double-dip introduces the Grasshopper’s first doubleheader of this sort, and features Greensboro’s first weekend afternoon contest in years.

“We think a Saturday afternoon game should be popular with our fans,” said President and General Manager Donald Moore

The Grasshoppers will only play four more afternoon contests during the 2009 season, so check out this weekend’s baseball extravaganza as the Kannapolis Intimidators visit NewBridge Bank Park for the Grasshoppers’ only Saturday day game of the 2009 campaign.

The Grasshoppers finished the 2008 season with an attendance of 440,787 and have welcomed over 1,715,000 fans to NewBridge Bank Park, drawing over 400,000 fans in each of its first four years at the new downtown ballpark. The team is the proud recipient of both the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and the General Manager of the Year Award for the past four years.

Tickets and group packages are now on sale for the 2009 season. For more information, please contact the Grasshoppers office at 336.268.BALL or visit www.gsohoppers.com.

Will Cornelius
Media Relations, Intern
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball