FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 13. 2019
Boulders to Open 2019 Season at Home Against Sussex
Boulders begin quest to dethrone defending champions on May 16th
(Rockland County, NY) – The Rockland Boulders will open their 9th season of play in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League) at Palisades Credit Union Park on Thursday May 16th, 2019 when they host the defending champion Sussex County Miners at 7pm. This will be the 6th consecutive season the Boulders open their season at home. Details for the festive Opening Night, which include pre-game entertainment, premium giveaway and post-game fireworks, will be announced at a future date.
The 95-game schedule features 51 homes games at Palisades Credit Union Park and includes two international opponents, with promotional schedule to be released at a later date. The entire 2019 schedule with game times is attached. This season’s playoff format will remain the same with the top four teams pairing off in a best-of-5 series. The winners of those two series will play a best-of-5 for the League Championship.
“Opening Night is always special, but when you factor in the defending league champions and fireworks it will be an extra fun night when Rockland’s ‘Boys of Summer’ kick off the unofficial start of summer” said Boulders Team President Shawn Reilly. “We are also thrilled by the continuation of the International Series. We expect to confirm shortly that two of the fans favorite’s countries will be returning to Palisades Credit Union Park this summer.”
Other highlights of the 2019 schedule include:
- The Boulders are “home for the holidays” as they host games on Father’s Day and Independence Day.
- The annual exhibition game against the NYPD is Saturday May 11 at 6:30.
- Over half of all home games (28) will be on weekend date of a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Anti-bullying school days with the 10:30 am starting times are May 22, June 4 and June 5.
- Camp days with the 11 am starting time are July 24, July 30 and August 6.
For the past seven seasons, the Boulders have lead the CanAm League in attendance. Season tickets, group tickets and mini-plans for the 2019 season are now on sale. The popular Black Friday Packs will go on this Saturday, November 17th. Individual game tickets will go on-sale in the spring on a date to-be-announced. For tickets and more information, please visit our box office, call 845-364-0009 or slide to rocklandboulders.com.
About Rockland Boulders and Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC
The Rockland Boulders begin their 9th season of professional baseball in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (“CanAm League”) in pursuit of the post-season for the 7th consecutive year. In 2016, Rockland saw their first former player reach Major League Baseball, when outfielder Stephen Cardullo made his debut with the Colorado Rockies on August 26, 2016. The 2014 Can Am League champions Boulders are proud to enhance the rich professional baseball history of the New York City region. During the 2017 season the team welcomed their 1,000,000th fan to Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY. In 2012 and 2014, Rockland was named the CanAm’s “Organization of the Year and this season is expected to reach $1,000,000 in community fundraising. They are owned and operated by Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC (B9B), a sports and entertainment company comprised of former executives from all levels of major and minor league sports. B9B is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey. Slide to www.rocklandboulders.com for more information.