Take me out to the ballgame!
The Vancouver Canadians are ready to open the gates of Nat Bailey Stadium on Tuesday, April 19 for their home opener, bringing baseball back to the city after a 963-day hiatus. This season also marks the first time since 1999 that the C’s will take the field at The Nat in April.
This season also sees former North Delta coaching whiz Brent Lavallee join as manager.
As they embark on their second season as the High-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, the C’s will play at Nat Bailey 66 times this year over the course of 11 six-game series against their five Northwest League opponents. Each homestand will go from Tuesday to Sunday, with the first series scheduled for April 19-24 against the Eugene Emeralds (San Francisco Giants affiliate).
The Canadians will play three night games (Tuesday-Thursday) and three day games (Friday-Sunday) in each six-game home series of April and May. Adding to the fun:
- Fortis BC’ Nooners at The Nat return on Fridays
- Saturdays are Nat-inees
- A&W Family Fun Sundays finish the weekend
- Saturday games will be played at 7:05 p.m. beginning in June, when they will be accompanied by a total of nine postgame fireworks extravaganzas
- Three-foot hot dogs are back, being BBQ’ed nightly on a 40-foot smoker
- The all-new Nutrl porch
Expanded daily promotions now include BCLC Play Now Tuesdays, RBC We Care Wednesdays and Throwback Thursdays, when the team will wear special throwback jerseys to honor the franchise’s first season as the Canadians in 1978.
New policies that fans should be aware of this season at The Nat include;
Clear bags: all bags must be clear and no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
Cashless payments: throughout the ballpark cashless payments are strongly encourages with just a limited number of concession stands will accept multiple forms of payment.
Season tickets, half season plans, NatPacks and single-game tickets are available now. To secure seats and for more information about the promotional schedule, game times and Nat Bailey Stadium policies visit CanadiansBaseball.com.
The 2022 Vancouver Canadians’ season begins on April 8 in Spokane, when the C’s travel to Avista Stadium for a three-game series with the Spokane Indians (Rockies) then a six-game set at the Tri-City Dust Devils (Angels) before making their return to Nat Bailey Stadium on April 19 against Eugene (Giants) for the Home Opener. Other schedule highlights include,
Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 8th Mother’s Day hat giveaway
Victoria Day Weekend — Friday, May 20th – Sunday May 22nd
Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19th – A&W Father’s Day hat giveaway
Canada Day – Friday, July 1st – ‘Nooner at the Nat presented by Fortis BC
BC Day Weekend – Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31st vs Everett Aquasox (Seattle Mariners affiliate)