Flying Boxcars announce Meritus Park opening plans

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 4, 2024) – The Hagerstown Flying Boxcars will limit capacity to Meritus Park to Season Ticket Holders, Suite Owners, 10-Game Plan Packages, Silver Sluggers and Boxcar Buddies for the initial six-game homestand. The first series at Meritus Park will now be May 4-6. This a schedule change from the original opening game on May 3 and will allow the Flying Boxcars staff extra time to prepare the facility for game action. Capacity will be increased for games starting on Tuesday, May 14th versus the Staten Island FerryHawks. Individual tickets will go on sale for the Tuesday, May 14th game, and all future games, on-line and at the Flying Boxcars kiosk at Valley Mall starting at noon on Friday, April 12th.

“We appreciate the diligent work performed by The Maryland Stadium Authority and Turner Construction to hand over the keys to us in time to play baseball on May 4th,” said Flying Boxcars Chairman Blackie Bowen. “In consideration of both our full-time staff and our brand-new game staff we feel that limiting capacity for the first homestand will be the prudent approach and will benefit all parties concerned so that we can be in a more ‘ready state’ by May 14th and beyond.”


Game times for the first homestand are as follow:

Saturday, May 4 vs. Long Island – 6:00PM

Sunday, May 5 . Long Island – 2:00PM

Monday, May 6 . Long Island – 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 7 vs. Gastonia – 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 8 vs. Gastonia – 6:30PM

Thursday, May 9 vs. Gastonia – 6:30PM


“We are excited to host fans at beautiful Meritus Park on May 4th,” said Flying Boxcars General Manager David Blenckstone. “We recognize that baseball fans in the area are anxious to, once again, enjoy Professional Baseball in the Hub City and appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as our staff prepares Meritus Park for the best game-day experience for all 2024 home games.”