FInally, the long-awaited official schedule for the 2021 edition of The Forest City Owls has been finalized and what a season it promises to be. The Owls will play the most home games they have ever played in Forest City utilizing McNair Field every Friday and Saturday night during the summer. Further they play one Sunday,July 4, As well as their annual Salute to the military game on Monday, May 31, Memorial Day. The Owls will be home July 2,3,4 and 5 so there will be fireworks galore at the ballpark. Opening night is Thursday May 27th Season ticket prices will be the same as they were in 2018 and 2019(remember this pre-covid years) when the season was 26 home games. This year your season ticket will be for 32 games so all season ticket holders will receive 6 free games! Further the Owls will be selling 5,10 and 20 game packages including all fireworks games, In each package.
The Owls will once again be coached by Matt Reed and assisted by Alex Connaway. The majority of the team is already set and will include a few familiar faces. A few new Universities will be represented this season including Princeton, West Virginia University, Murray State, Georgia Tech, And West Point. As always, Appalachian State, The University of Tennessee, Tusculum and Lenoir Rhyme players will also be summering in Forest City. The Owls, in conjunction with The Town of Forest City, will be working hard on covid free initiatives. Lastly and probably our most exciting news, Forest City will be adding a second squad of baseball players who will play 10-12 games, mostly against the new Spartanburg team, (previously Gastonia Grizzlies) in a friendly rivalry to win the President’s trophy. A name the team contest will be upcoming for this team so make sure you look for the announcement of the contest.
Season ticket packages are available now at The Owls office, open daily 10-5 at 138 East Main street downtown Forest City Or on line at Forestcitybaseball.com. Come by and say hi and only 20 weeks until Owls baseball!