Lexington Legends release 2018 Schedule; Opening Day Thursday, April 5; Welcome 6,000,000th Fan in 2018

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) — Lexington Legends fans can mark their calendars for Thursday, April 5, 2018 when the Legends open their 18th season in Lexington, Kentucky at Whitaker Bank Ballpark and host their first home game of the 2018 season against the Charleston RiverDogs.

The Legends, going into their sixth year as an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, will take on the RiverDogs, an affiliate of the New York Yankees, in a four-game series, followed by a three-game set with the Greenville Drive, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

The 2018 season will be a milestone year for the baseball club that was established in 2001, as the Legends will welcome their sixth millionth (6,000,000th) fan. Follow the Legends on social media as they approach this stachetastic achievement.

The 2018 schedule features 14 home games in April; 14 games in May; 14 games in June; 13 games in July; and 15 games in August. The 2018 schedule includes 10 full weekends, when the Legends will be at home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Game times and complete promotions schedule will be announced later

Our rivals to the east, the West Virginia Power, are the Legends nearest South Atlantic League opponent and will make the most trips to Lexington in 2018 with three appearances: April 27-29May 29-31 and July 19-22 for a total of 10 games.

Among other teams to play more than once at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in 2018 are the Augusta GreenJackets, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Legends will help unveil the brand new SRP Park in North Augusta, Georgia on April 12, 2018 to kick off their first road trip of the season. Other teams that visit more than once are the Hagerstown Suns, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals and the Asheville Tourists, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Ten of the Legends 13 South Atlantic League opponents will visit for at least one series.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the 18th season of Legends baseball for Lexington in 2018,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea.   “We encourage fans to make their summer plans early, especially for group outings, and join us at Whitaker Bank Ballpark next season.”

The Legends offer a variety of ticket plans for every type of fan, which are all on sale now. Company and group outings may be booked now as well. Individual game tickets will be available for sale in December. For more information, call the Legends Box Office at (859) 422-7867 or visit www.lexingtonlegends.com.

The full 2018 schedule follows:

2018 LEXINGTON LEGENDS Schedule: HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS (Game Times TBA)           

April 5 – CHARLESTON                                                                                                        

April 6 – CHARLESTON

April 7 – CHARLESTON

April 8 – CHARLESTON

April 9 – GREENVILLE

April 10 – GREENVILLE

April 11 – GREENVILLE

April 12 – at Augusta

April 13 – at Augusta

April 14– at Augusta

April 15 – at Augusta

April 16 – at Hickory

April 17 – at Hickory

April 18 – at Hickory

April 19 – HAGERSTOWN

April 20 – HAGERSTOWN

April 21 – HAGERSTOWN

April 22 – HAGERSTOWN

April 23 – at Asheville

April 24 – at Asheville

April 25 – at Asheville

April 26 – at Asheville

April 27 – WEST VIRGINIA

April 28 – WEST VIRGINIA

April 29 – WEST VIRGINIA

April 30 — OFF

 

May 1 – at Columbia

May 2 – at Columbia

May 3 – at Columbia

May 4 – at Charleston

May 5 – at Charleston

May 6 – at Charleston

May 7 – at Charleston

May 8 – OFF

May 9 – DELMARVA

May 10 – DELMARVA

May 11 – DELMARVA

May 12 – GREENVILLE

May 13 – GREENVILLE

May 14 – GREENVILLE

May 15 – GREENVILLE

May 16 – OFF

May 17 – at West Virginia

May 18 – at West Virginia

May 19 – at West Virginia

May 20 – at West Virginia

May 21 – ROME

May 22 – ROME

May 23 – ROME

May 24 – ROME

May 25 – at Asheville

May 26 – at Asheville

May 27 – at Asheville

May 28 – at Asheville

May 29 – WEST VIRGINIA

May 30 – WEST VIRGINIA

May 31 – WEST VIRGINIA

 

June 1 – AUGUSTA

June 2 – AUGUSTA

June 3 – AUGUSTA

June 4 – OFF

June 5 – at West Virginia

June 6 – at West Virginia

June 7 – at West Virginia

June 8 – at Asheville

June 9 – at Asheville

June 10 – at Asheville

June 11 – COLUMBIA

June 12 – COLUMBIA

June 13 – COLUMBIA

June 14 – COLUMBIA

June 15 – at Rome

June 16 – at Rome

June 17 – at Rome

June 18 – OFF

June 19 – SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, NC

June 20 – OFF

June 21 –CHARLESTON

June 22 – CHARLESTON

June 23 – CHARELSTON

June 24 – COLUMBIA

June 25 – COLUMBIA

June 26 – COLUMBIA

June 27 – at Kannapolis

June 28 – at Kannapolis

June 29 – at Kannapolis

June 30 – ASHEVILLE

 

July 1 – ASHEVILLE

July 2 – ASHEVILLE

July 3 – ASHEVILLE

July 4 – at West Virginia

July 5 – at West Virginia

July 6 – at West Virginia

July 7 – GREENSBORO

July 8 – GREENSBORO

July 9 – GREENSBORO

July 10 – OFF

July 11 – at Augusta

July 12 – at Augusta

July 13 – at Augusta

July 14 – at Greenville

July 15 – at Greenville

July 16 – at Greenville

July 17 – at Greenville

July 18 — OFF

July 19 – WEST VIRGINIA

July 20 – WEST VIRGINIA

July 21 – WEST VIRGINIA

July 22 – WEST VIRGINIA

July 23 – at Asheville

July 24 – at Asheville

July 25 – at Asheville

July 26 – at Asheville

July 27 – ROME

July 28 – ROME

July 29 – ROME

July 30 – at Hagerstown

July 31 – at Hagerstown

 

August 1 – at Hagerstown

August 2 – at Lakewood

August 3 – at Lakewood

August 4 – at Lakewood

August 5 – at Lakewood

August 6 – OFF

August 7 – ASHEVILLE

August 8 – ASHEVILLE

August 9 – ASHEVILLE

August 10 — KANNAPOLIS

August 11 – KANNAPOLIS

August 12 – KANNAPOLIS

August 13 – KANNAPOLIS

August 14 – OFF

August 15 – at Hagerstown

August 16 – at Hagerstown

August 17 – at Hagerstown

August 18 – at Lakewood

August 19 – at Lakewood

August 20 – at Lakewood

August 21 – at Lakewood

August 22 – OFF

August 23 – HAGERSTOWN

August 24 – HAGERSTOWN

August 25 – HAGERSTOWN

August 26 – HAGERSTOWN

August 27 – AUGUSTA

August 28 – AUGUSTA

August 29 – AUGUSTA

August 30 – AUGUSTA

August 31 – at Greenville

 

Sept. 1 – at Greenville

Sept. 2 – at Greenville

Sept. 3 – at Greenville