Root for the Shorebirds and celebrate Opening Day with fellow baseball fans on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. The Delmarva Shore Birds, a Minor League team based in Salisbury, MD is among the top teams that are anticipated to play a fun and memorable game this year.

It’s never too late to become a die-hard baseball fan, but that brings up the important question: what should fans expect this year for the Shorebirds Opening Day?  With 26 featured players on the roster, The Shorebirds hold seven of the Baltimore Orioles’ Top 30 prospects. Along with talented players, many fans anticipate another year of enjoying a new-and-improved stadium following upgrades in 2017. Opening in 1996, Perdue Stadium has increasingly become a well-known gathering spot for local residents and visitors to interact with family and friends. Today, the home-stadium to the Shorebirds provides a professional baseball feel without the high costs typically associated stadiums.

Many attendees to Opening Day also flock to the stadium to indulge in ballpark food and drinks. It’s true; you won’t find your average baseball menu selection here. Guests have the option to enjoy not only traditional stadium food choices such as soft pretzels, pizza, and nachos but also gluten-free items and healthier options.

Gluten Free Items include but are not limited to the following:

  • Holten brand hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Grilled chicken breast
  • Peanuts
  • Pepsi products
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream
  • Cotton Candy
  • Georgeo’s Italian water ice
  • Most Dip N Dot flavors
  • Angry Apple alcoholic beverage

Healthier options include the following:

  • Fruit, Yogurt & Granola Parfaits
  • Veggie Subs
  • Veggie Skewers
  • Apple Blossoms with chicken salad
  • Garden Salads with grilled chicken
  • Chicken wraps
  • Black Bean Burgers

Planning on attending opening-day with a large group? The Delmarva Shorebirds offers a variety of discounts for those in groups of 20 or more people. Commonly, members of organizations such as churches, sports teams, companies, and community organizations take advantage of this cost-efficient deal. The 2018 Group Pricing can be seen below and is based on per person cost:

Luxury Level – Game-Day Price: $14 Group Price: $12

Lower Reserved– Game-Day Price: $12 Group Price: $10

Upper Reserved– Game-Day Price: $10 Group Price: $7

Today, the Shorebirds staff is continuously launching new improvements to the Perdue Stadium in order to provide the best experience to generations in the future. With this in mind, a much-anticipated opening-day will be an event for returning and new guests to remember.

Located at the Perdue Stadium, the starting time of the Shorebirds opening day game on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 is 7:05 PM against the Asheville Tourists, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Fans searching for more information on the 2018 lineup for the Shorebirds are advised to click here for the newly released scheduled.