The Fort Myers Miracle will play 140 games in 151 days in their 22nd Florida State League season at Hammond Stadium in 2013.
The team's schedule was released on Friday. It includes five fireworks nights among their 70 home dates. The 2013 season begins on April 4 and runs through Sept. 1.
The Miracle open the season at home on Thursday, April 4, against the Bradenton Marauders. After traveling to Bradenton the next day, the Miracle return to Hammond Stadium to face the Marauders with an opening weekend fireworks show on Saturday, April 6.
"We are tremendously excited for the onset of another season of Miracle Baseball," said Miracle general manager Andrew Seymour, "We've got a terrific staff in place that are eager to dazzle and entertain Southwest Florida with a wealth of fun-filled promotions."
Start times for games at Hammond Stadium in 2013 are 7:05 p.m. for games Monday through Friday. Saturday games start at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday games start at 4:05 p.m., except for 2:35 p.m. on April 16 when the Miracle host a doubleheader with an NCAA Division I matchup.
The Miracle open the doubleheader against the Palm Beach Cardinals at 2:35 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the Florida Gators and FGCU Eagles.
The Miracle have 11 home dates in April, 16 in May, 13 in June, 17 in July, 12 in August and conclude the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 1 at home against Bradenton. The schedule also features 11 Thursday games, 10 Friday dates and 11 Saturday night games.
"We are looking forward to return of the 'play ball' call," said Seymour, "We take great pride in playing our role as a viable form of professional, family fun entertainment and furthering our community footprint."
Ticket prices in advance for 2013 remain the same: $8.50 ($9.50 for fireworks nights) for box seats/drink rail seating and $6.50 ($7.50 for fireworks nights) for general admission/law seating sections. All ticket prices increase by $1 on the day of game.