LEGENDS ANNOUNCE 2016 SCHEDULE

 

The Lexington Legends will open the 2016 season Thursday, April 7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the Lakewood BlueClaws.  The 2016 season will also mark the return of the South Atlantic League All-Star game to Lexington for the first time since 2003.  The All-Star game is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21.
The season will begin with a seven-game homestand April 7-13.  The Legends, class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, will take on the BlueClaws, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, in a four-game series, followed by a three-game set with the Augusta GreenJackets, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
The 2016 schedule features 11 home games in April, 15 in May, 12 in June, 15 in July, 16 in August and one in September. The schedule includes nine full weekends, when the Legends will be at home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Popular promotions such as Thirsty Thursdays, education days, fireworks nights, military appreciation, special nights for charitable organizations and many others will be part of Legends baseball in 2016, as will some of the top entertainment acts on the minor league circuit. 
Game times and the complete promotions schedule will be announced later.
The Legends’ nearest South Atlantic League rival, the West Virginia Power, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will make three trips to Lexington in 2016:  April 21-24, June 13-15 and August 16-18 for a total of 10 games.  The Rome Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, will be in Lexington twice, June 2-4 and June 30-July 3 for a total of seven games.  The Legends will celebrate Independence Day on July 3, and will be on the road the next night at Asheville.
The Legends will welcome the Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies July 23-26.  The Columbia team will be in its first year of operation following a move from Savannah.  The team remains an affiliate of the New York Mets.  The Legends will visit Spirit Communications Park, a new facility in Columbia, for a three-game series April 26-28.
Among other teams to play at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in 2016 are the Greenville Drive, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox; the Charleston RiverDogs, an affiliate of the New York Yankees; and the Kannapolis Intimidators, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
All 13 of the Legends’ South Atlantic League opponents will visit for at least one series.
“For 2016, the Legends look forward to starting the year off with Lakewood and welcoming the Columbia Fireflies in their inaugural season,” said Legends Director of Group Sales Mike Allison.  “With an increase in attendance for two consecutive seasons, and being host for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, the 2016 season  is looking legendary!”
The Legends offer a variety of season ticket plans, which are on sale now. Company and group outings may be booked now as well. Individual game tickets will be available for sale in March. For more information, call the Legends box office at (859) 422-7867 or visit www.lexingtonlegends.com.
The full schedule follows:
2016 Lexington Legends schedule  HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPITALS
April 7 – LAKEWOOD
April 8 – LAKEWOOD
April 9 – LAKEWOOD
April 10 – LAKEWOOD
April 11 – AUGUSTA
April 12 – AUGUSTA
April 13 – AUGUSTA
April14 – at West Virginia
April 15 – at West Virginia
April 16 – at West Virginia
April 17 – at West Virginia
April 18 – at Asheville
April 19 – at Asheville
April 20 – at Asheville
April 21 – WEST VIRGINIA
April 22 – WEST VIRGINIA
April 23 – WEST VIRGINIA
April 24 – WEST VIRGINIA
April 26- at Columbia
April 27 – at Columbia
April 28 – at Columbia
April 29 – at Hickory
April 30 – at Hickory
May 1 – at Hickory
May 2 – at Hickory
May 4 -  DELMARVA
May 5 – DELMARVA
May 6 - DELMARVA
May 7 – at Greensboro
May 8 – at Greensboro
May 9 – at Greensboro
May 10 – at Greensboro
May 12 – CHARLESTON
May 13 – CHARLESTON
May 14 – CHARLESTON
May 15 – CHARLESTON
May 16 – HICKORY
May 17 – HICKORY
May 18 – HICKORY
May 19 – at Greenville
May 20 – at Greenville
May 21 – at Greenville
May 22 – at Greenville
May 23 – KANNAPOLIS
May 24 – KANNAPOLIS
May 25 – KANNAPOLIS
May 26 – at Hagerstown
May 27 – at Hagerstown
May 28 – at Hagerstown
May 29 – at Hagerstown
May 30 – GREENSBORO
May 31 – GREENSBORO
June 1 – GREENSBORO
June 2 – ROME
June 3 – ROME
June 4 – ROME
June 6 – at Lakewood
June 7 – at Lakewood
June 8 – at Lakewood
June 9 – at Hagerstown
June 10 – at Hagerstown
June 11  - at Hagerstown
June 12 – at Hagerstown
June 13 – WEST VIRGINIA
June 14 – WEST VIRGINIA
June 15 – WEST VIRGINIA
June 16 – at Augusta
June 17 – at Augusta
June 18 – at Augusta
June 19 – at Augusta
June 21 – SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME - Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington, Ky.
June 23 - HAGERSTOWN
June 24 - HAGERSTOWN
June 25 - HAGERSTOWN
June 26 – HAGERSTOWN
June 27 – at West Virginia
June 28 – at West Virginia
June 29 – at West Virginia
June 30 – ROME
July 1 – ROME
July 2 – ROME
July 3 – ROME
July 4- at Asheville
July 5 – at Asheville
July 6 – at Asheville
July 7 – GREENVILLE
July 8 – GREENVILLE
July 9 – GREENVILLE
July 10 – GREENVILLE
July 12 – at Kannapolis
July 13 – at Kannapolis
July 14 – at Kannapolis
July 15 – ASHEVILLE
July 16 – ASHEVILLE
July 17 – ASHEVILLE
July 18 – ASHEVILLE
July 20 – at Rome
July 21 – at Rome
July 22 – at Rome
July 23 – COLUMBIA
July 24 – COLUMBIA
July 25 – COLUMBIA
July 26 – COLUMBIA
July 28 – at Charleston
July 29 – at Charleston
July 30 – at Charleston
July 31 – at Charleston
August 1 – at Rome
August 2 – at Rome
August 3 – at Rome
August 4 – HICKORY
August 5 – HICKORY
August 6 – HICKORY
August 7 – HICKORY
August 8 – ASHEVILLE
August 9 – ASHEVILLE
August 10 – ASHEVILLE
August 11 – at Augusta
August 12 – at Augusta
August 13 – at Augusta
August 14 – at Augusta
August 16 – WEST VIRGINIA
August 17 – WEST VIRGINIA
August 18 – WEST VIRGINIA
August 19 – HAGERSTOWN
August 20 – HAGERSTOWN
August 21 – HAGERSTOWN
August 22 – HAGERSTOWN
August 23 – at West Virginia
August 24 – at West Virginia
August 25 – at West Virginia
August 26- at Delmarva
August 27 – at Delmarva
August 28 – at Delmarva
August 30 – AUGUSTA
August 31 – AUGUSTA
September 1 – AUGUSTA
September 2 – at Hickory
September 3 – at Hickory
September 4 – at Hickory
September 5 – at Hickory


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