The Bridgeport Bluefish, the AAA minor league baseball team that calls the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport its home, are now in their 15th season and to celebrate that milestone, there are events galore planned at the ballpark for this summer.
The Bluefish are a member of the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (it is not affiliated with Major League Baseball) and they have been to the league’s championship series five times, winning the title in 1999. They also won the division title in 2010.
“We are in a good, competitive league,” said Bob Goughan, the Bluefish general manager. “We have been a contending team and I think we have nice chances for this year.”
As of press-time, the Bluefish were in second place.
In addition to the home baseball games and special promotional events preceding those games, the Bluefish organization really knows how to hit a homerun with kids by offering special birthday packages, as well as Bluefish baseball camps for boys and girls, ages five to 13, with all instruction given by current Bluefish players. The three-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the cost is $250 per child. Camp dates are: July 11, 12, and 13; July 23, 26, and 27; and August 8, 9, and 10.
Kids under age 12 eat free every Tuesday at the ballpark and there will be special Sunday afternoon Family Fun Days at 2:05 p.m. on June 24, July 29, Aug. 12, and Aug. 19.
Fireworks will light up the sky above Harbor Yard on Tuesday, July 3, Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 18.
Special theme nights include a “Batman Night” on Friday, June 22, “Christmas in July” on Saturday, July 14, and a “Hawaiian Night” on Friday, Aug. 17, when the players will wear special Hawaiian-themed jerseys which will be sold after the game.
Even dogs get their day this summer with “Bark in the Park” nights, when dogs will be allowed to accompany their owners to a Bluefish game, on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:05 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7:05 p.m.
Ticket prices for games are $9 for loge seating, $12 for field box and $20 for premium seating in the Harbor Club.
The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is located at 500 Main Street, Bridgeport. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 203-345-4800 or visit bridgeportbluefish.com.