The Wilmington Blue Rocks are back! They have officially announced the release of their upcoming 2021 season schedule just days after the MiLB unveiled their new structure. After losing the 2020 season to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Rocks will return for a 120-game season. The Blue Rocks will open at home in Frawley Stadium, located along Wilmington’s Riverfront, on Tuesday, May 4th, against the Aberdeen IronBirds.
"We are incredibly excited to release the schedule and move forward with our preparations to safely welcome fans back to Judy Johnson Field at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium!" said Blue Rocks General Manager Vince Bulik. "We will continue to work with Major League Baseball and the Delaware Division of Public Health on the correct protocols and procedures to ensure that our fans feel safe when they visit the ballpark."
As part of the new structure, the Blue Rocks will debut in 2021 as the high-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals and begin in a new 12-team league. Player travel was among the many issues that the MLB hoped to address in the realignment of the minor league. Wilmington will visit the Southern Division only twice throughout the entire season, limiting the majority of their travel to Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. Following the opening series against Aberdeen, Wilmington will welcome the Jersey Shore Blue Claws to town for six more games before hitting the road for the final two weeks of May.
Fans will have 14 chances to see the Rocks at home in June, and another 10 in July, including Wilmington’s first Independence Day home game since 2009. August will be a busy month at Frawley Stadium as it will host 18 games, including a 12-game homestand during the first two weeks. The Blue Rocks final stretch of the season will bring Aberdeen back to town from September 7th through the 12th. Following the Aberdeen series, Wilmington will set out on their farthest road trip of the year as they wrap up the season against the Bowling Green Hot Rods of Kentucky.
Information pertaining to the upcoming season including ticket policies and procedures, game times, promotions and more will be available soon. Visit www.milb.com/wilmington.