The Lexington Legends will open the 2016 season April 7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The 2016 season will also mark the return of the South Atlantic League All-Star Game to Lexington for the first time since 2003. The All-Star Game is scheduled for June 21.
Those were among the highlights Thursday when the Legends announced their full 2016 schedule.
The Legends open the season with a seven-game home stand April 7-13 — featuring four games against the BlueClaws followed by three against the Augusta GreenJackets.
The schedule includes 11 home games in April, 15 in May, 12 in June, 15 in July, 16 in August and one in September. It includes nine full weekends, when the Legends will be home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Game times and a complete promotions schedule will be announced later.
Call the Legends box office for more information at (859) 422-7867 or visit www.lexingtonlegends.com.
Home games in all capital letters
7-10—LAKEWOOD; 11-13—AUGUSTA; 14-17—at West Virginia; 18-20—at Asheville; 21-24—WEST VIRGINIA; 26-28—At Columbia; 29-May 2—At Hickory.
4-6—DELMARVA; 7-10—at Greensboro; 12-15—CHARLESTON; 16-18—HICKORY; 19-22—at Greenville; 23-25—KANNAPOLIS; 26-29—at Hagerstown; 30-June 1 —GREENSBORO.
2-4—ROME; 6-8—at Lakewood; 9-12—at Hagerstown; 13-15—WEST VIRGINIA; 16-19—at Augusta; 21—SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME; 23-26—HAGERSTOWN; 27-29—at West Virginia; 30-July 3—ROME.
4-6—at Asheville; 7-10—GREENVILLE; 12-14—at Kannapolis; 15-18—ASHEVILLE; 20-22—at Rome; 23-26—COLUMBIA; 28-31—at Charleston.
1-3—at Rome; 4-7—HICKORY; 8-10—ASHEVILLE; 11-14—at Augusta; 16-18—WEST VIRGINIA; 19-22—HAGERSTOWN; 23-25—at West Virginia; 26-28—at Delmarva; 30-Sept. 1—AUGUSTA.