The Double-A Biloxi Shuckers will host their parent club, the Milwaukee Brewers, in an exhibition game next Spring at MGM Park in downtown Biloxi.
This will mark the first time Biloxi has hosted a major league team since 1935, when the Washington Senators held spring training in Biloxi. They played their games at Biloxi Stadium, which is now Keesler Air Force Base.
Fans will be able to watch batting practice as well as have the opportunity to get autographs before the game. Details regarding the pre-game activities will be forthcoming in the next few months. The game will be a nine-inning contest.
“Having our Major League affiliate come to play the Shuckers is a very special event for the entire community,” stated Biloxi team president Ken Young. “Fans will be able to get to see Major Leaguers up close and will have a chance to interact with them as well. Starting our second season by playing the Brewers is a terrific way to continue the momentum from the 2015 campaign.”
“We appreciate all of the work that (President) Ken Young, (General Manager) Buck Rogers and the entire Shuckers staff do to provide a first-class home for our Double A club,” said Brewers General Manager David Stearns. “MGM Park is a state-of-the-art facility and 2015 was a terrific first season there with the team advancing to the Southern League Championship. We look forward to the Major League club visiting next year and to many more seasons of a great partnership between our organizations.”
The only way to be guaranteed tickets to the exhibition game is to be a Season Ticket Holder. Shuckers’ 2016 Season Ticket Holders, who should be receiving their order information within the next several days, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game before they go on sale to the general public.
Non-Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in December. The date and details relative to the general on-sale will be announced soon. Pricing for the game will be as follows:
Club Level $45
Box Level $40
Reserved Level $35
Berm/Standing Room $25 (only available after all other fixed seating has been sold)
The Shuckers will open the 2016 Regular Season at MGM Park on Thursday, April 7 against the Chattanooga Lookouts.