February 27, 2006 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Vermont Lake Monsters
BURLINGTON, VT --- The Vermont Lake Monsters will open their 2006 season in Lowell on June 20th and host their 13th home opener at Centennial Field on June 23rd against the Tri-City ValleyCats, the team announced today with the release of the 2006 schedule which includes the team\'s first-ever weekday afternoon game at Centennial on July 27th.
Game times for the Lake Monster home contests in 2006 will remain the same as previous seasons with 7:05 p.m. starts for games Monday-Saturday and 5:05 p.m. on Sundays. The lone exception will be Thursday, July 27th when Vermont will host Auburn at Centennial Field beginning at 1:05 p.m.
Minor changes to the New York-Penn League schedule in 2006 include the Lake Monsters playing each team in the McNamara Division (Aberdeen Ironbirds, Brooklyn Cyclones, Hudson Valley Renegades and Staten Island Yankees) six times during the season in home and away three-game series.
Among their Stedler Division rivals, Vermont will play 14 games (seven home and seven away) against the Lowell Spinners and 10 games apiece (five home and five away) against the Oneonta Tigers and Tri-City ValleyCats. The Lake Monsters will also host the Pinckney Division Auburn Doubledays, Batavia Muckdogs and Williamsport Crosscutters in three-game series at Centennial.
The Lake Monsters will travel for three-game road series against the other three Pinckney Division teams at the Jamestown Jammers, Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the State College Spikes, who join the New York-Penn League replacing the New Jersey Cardinals.
Vermont have nine homestands during the 2006 season, including two six-game (June 23-28, July 12-17), two five-game (July 30-August 3, August 28-September 1), one four-game (August 22-25) and four three-game homestands (July 5-7, July 25-27, August 9-11 and August 17-19).
The Lake Monsters will have six home games in June, 14 home games in July and 17 home games in August before the 2006 Centennial Field finale on Friday, September 1st. Vermont will wrap up the regular-season on Thursday, September 7th at Brooklyn. The Second New York-Penn League All-Star Game is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th at Aberdeen.
Season Ticket and Mini-Packages for the 38 home games during the 2006 season
are available now through the Lake Monsters front office in the Champlain
Mill, by phone at (802) 655-4200 or on-line at www.vermontlakemonsters.com
(where you can also find the complete 2006 Vermont schedule).