Cuba, USA, Canada to gather on opening week of the season at Wilson’s Group Stadium
April 3, 2019
VICTORIA, B.C. — The busy ballpark known as Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP is about to play host to yet another first in collegiate summer baseball history.
On June 2, Victoria will be home to a rarity in baseball — a Cuban team, playing an American team, on Canadian soil.
A 1pm start time that day will see the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League head across the Strait of Juan De Fuca on the historic Coho ferry to play against Union de Reyes of Cuba, a Matanzas-area touring team which took Wilson’s Group Stadium by storm last summer. The team is back in 2019.
At 6:35pm that same June 2 date, the HarbourCats will face Cuba — the back end of a split-gate doubleheader.
The HarbourCats will also face Union de Reyes, a team being hosted by the Chemainus-Cuba community group, on Monday, June 10, a 6:35pm start.
“This is very rare in sports, to see a USA team playing a Cuban team, and it’s something that can only happen, with rare exceptions, outside of their countries due to the politics involved,” said Jim Swanson, GM and Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. “The interest already in the first game from our friends across the water, where our partners at the Coho Ferry sail every day, is quite high, and we’ll see a good crowd from Port Angeles heading to Victoria that day. The Lefties organization has been excited about this since the idea was first raised.”
“For those who missed our game with Cuba last year, these are events you won’t want to let slip by. The emotion of the Cubans, how they play the game, is worth every penny — fans are still talking about it. It’s also such a unique opportunity for players on both sides, it promises to be an excellent way to start our season.”
Black Ball Ferry Lines has set up a package offering for those wanting to come to Victoria — details are here: https://www.cohoferry.com/wcl-games
The Cuban team will also take part in the well-known Grand Forks International tournament in late June.
The first 2019 game for the HarbourCats is the evening of June 1, with the team’s first Alumni Classic, featuring former players of both the HarbourCats and Seals — the roster will be unveiled closer to the game.
The regular season home opener for the HarbourCats is June 7 with the Corvallis Knights in Victoria. The next night, Saturday, June 8, is the first of four fireworks games, presented by Wilson’s Transportation. Other fireworks nights are June 30, July 20, and August 10.
2019 SEASON TICKETS, SINGLE GAME TICKETS and 10-GAME FLEX PACKS NOW ON SALE!
HarbourCats 2019 Season Tickets, Single Game tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale! Book you seats now to avoid disappointment, especially on our popular fireworks nights!
2019 Season Ticket Pricing
(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)
- General Admission – $350
- Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
- Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
- Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
- Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Inquire for Availability)
2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.
To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327. You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS can now be ordered on-line at http://harbourcats.ticketrocket.co or by dropping in to the HarbourCats offices.
OFF-SEASON OFFICE HOURS
Our off-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on Saturday and Sunday.