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Bisons announce Opening Day, Star Wars Night for 2019

For those who like countdown clocks, it's 220 days until Opening Day for the Buffalo Bisons.

The Herd announced its 2019 schedule on Monday and will open next season at home on April 4 against the Scranton/Wilke-Barre RailRiders.

While game times and other promotions will be announced over the winter, the Bisons did release the dates of their biggest events.

July 3 will be the 25th KeyBank Independence Eve celebration. Star Wars Night, in its 12th year, will be June 8, while Superhero Night will be Aug. 17.

Of particular interest to Toronto Blue Jays fans, nearly 70 percent of Buffalo's home games are scheduled for when the Blue Jays are on the road, including eight of Buffalo's 11 home weekends.

Also of note is the 140-game schedule includes 69 home dates and a scheduled doubleheader against Scranton on April 20. Nearly half (32) of the team's home dates are on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The Bisons 44 home games from June through August are one more than this year's schedule.

Season tickets for the 135th season of professional baseball in Buffalo go on sale Monday, Oct. 1.

The Bisons 2019 schedule
(Home dates in bold)
April 4-7: vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
April 8-10: vs. Pawtucket
April 11-14: at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
April 15-17: at Pawtucket
April 19-20: vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
April 22-25: at Syracuse
April 25-28: at Lehigh Valley
April 29-May 2: vs. Pawtucket
May 3-5: vs. Lehigh Valley
May 7-9: at Gwinnett
May 10-12: at Norfolk
May 14-16: vs. Gwinnett
May 17-19: vs. Louisville
May 21-23: at Rochester
May 24-27: vs. Lehigh Valley
May 28-30: vs. Syracuse
May 31-June 2: at Rochester
June 3-6: vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
June 7-9: vs. Lehigh Valley
June 11-13: at Indianapolis
June 14-16: at Louisville
June 18-20: vs. Indianapolis
June 21-23: vs. Norfolk
June 24-25: at Pawtucket
June 26-27: at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
June 28-30: vs. Syracuse
July 1-3: vs. Lehigh Valley
July 4-7: at Syracuse
July 11-14: at Pawtucket
July 15-18: vs. Charlotte
July 19-21: vs. Columbus
July 23-25: at Charlotte
July 26-28: at Durham
July 29-30: vs. Rochester
July 31-Aug. 1: at Lehigh Valley
Aug. 2-4: vs. Syracuse
Aug. 6-8: at Toledo
Aug. 9-11: at Columbus
Aug. 13-15: vs. Toledo
Aug. 16-18: vs. Durham
Aug. 19-22: at Rochester
Aug. 23-25: vs. Pawtucket
Aug. 26-29: vs. Rochester
Aug. 30-Sept. 2: at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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