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RiverDogs Announce 2021 Season Schedule with Home Opener on May 4th



The Charleston RiverDogs, the Low-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, have announced their schedule for the 2021 season. Charleston will open the gates to fans on Opening Night (May 4th), kicking off a six-day home stand at The Joe against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

The RiverDogs expect to allow fans into all home games in 2021, though initially at a reduced capacity. The team says they are working closely with local and state officials, MLB, and MUSC Health to finalize social distancing, cleaning, and operational guidelines to provide a safe experience.

With today’s schedule release, fans can reserve their spot for games this season by purchasing flex ticket voucher plans via the link below. Fans who purchase one of these plans – available in denominations of 10 and 20 tickets – will receive a free “Here for the Dogs” t-shirt. By purchasing a voucher plan, fans are also entered to win the opportunity to throw a virtual ceremonial first pitch caught by RiverDogs director of fun Bill Murray.

Those discounted voucher plans will be available through March 1st, allowing fans to redeem vouchers for specific games at a priority level before individual game tickets going on sale to the public. Single game tickets will be made available to the public on March 7th.

“We are thrilled to have a schedule and a clear path to have professional baseball back at The Joe in just a few short months,” said RiverDogs president and general manager Dave Echols. “We’ve got a whole year of fun to make up for!”

The RiverDogs expect to release a full promotional calendar with game times soon, which will include fan-favorites such as Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, Boeing Red Shirt Friday with Rev Federal Credit Union Post-game Fireworks, and Holy City Family Sundays presented by MUSC Health.

This will mark the first time the ‘Dogs have opened on a Tuesday home game. MLB instituted a more uniform schedule for 2021, meaning all series will run Tuesday through Sunday, with a league-wide off day on Mondays. Many of these changes reflect the new model for baseball’s player development in the Minor Leagues.

The schedule introduces fans to the new Low-A East, which features some familiar foes and several new opponents who were previous members of the High-A Carolina League. At The Joe, fans will see longtime rivals in the Columbia Fireflies and Augusta GreenJackets, and welcome new opponents in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Down East (Kinston, N.C.) Wood Ducks, and Fayetteville (N.C.) Woodpeckers.

Ticket voucher plans are now available at or by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS).

You can see the full schedule here.

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