2001-01-20 / Sports

Brooklyn Cyclones Release Season Schedule

Brooklyn Cyclones, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, released its 2001 schedule this week. The Cyclones will play a 76-game schedule, including 38 home games in a new state of the art ballpark at the site of the former Steeplechase Park on Coney Island.

The first professional baseball game in Brooklyn since 1957 will take place on Monday, June 25 against the Mahoning Valley Scrapers, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Game time is 7 p.m. The schedule includes four home games against cross-city rivals, the Staten Island Yankees. The Cyclones will also battle affiliates of the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, who are among the 14 New York-Penn League teams.

The regular season runs through September 5. Game times are set for 7 p.m. for games Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. for Saturday games and 5 p.m. for Sunday contests. A special day game has been planned for Thursday, July 12 versus the Jamestown Jammers at 12 noon. Tickets range in price from $6 for grandstand reserved seating to $10 for field box seats.

The team also released five specially designed mini-packages for the upcoming season that will go on sale immediately. The packages include a 15-game "Opening Day" package, which guarantees fans a ticket for the Cyclones historic home opener, three seven-game plans and a five-game sampler plan.

"These packages have been developed with our fans in mind," Ticket Manager Owner Duffy said. "The packages give everyone, from the casual fan to the diehard, a chance to experience Cyclone games during our inaugural season."

Individual game tickets for the 2001 season will be available in April 2001. Season tickets, bonus books and the mini-plans are available now by contacting the cyclones at 718-449-8497 or through their website www.brooklyncyclones.net.

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