The Diablos are ready to play ball, even if the season opener is six months away.
League officials have set the dates for their 2012 season at Cohen Stadium starting May 17th and wrapping up on September 3rd. This season’s schedule is slated to be the best yet. The American Association has welcomed in a new rival border town team for the Diablos, the Laredo Lemurs (Texas), and a new partnership with the Canadian American (Can-Am) League, which will bring the Worcester Tornadoes (Massachusetts) to Cohen Stadium for one homestand July 7-10.
Miles Wolff, Commissioner of the American Association and the Can-Am League, announced on Wednesday that the two leagues will play an interlocking schedule for the 2012 season. The Can-Am League will adopt the AA’s 100-game schedule. Five Can-Am teams will make one 10-game road trip to AA cities, and five AA teams will play 10 games each at Can-Am ballparks, for a total of 100 interleague games.
Ball clubs from as far north as Canada and as far south as Texas are venturing to Cohen Stadium. The Tornadoes and the Lemurs aren’t the only new teams coming to El Paso for the first time this summer. The Diablos will host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (North Dakota) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (Canada). With a total of 11 different teams facing the Diablos at Cohen Stadium (other teams include the Kansas City T-Bones (Kansas), Grand Prairie AirHogs (Texas), Amarillo Sox (Texas), Lincoln Saltdogs (Nebraska), Sioux City Explorers (Iowa), Wichita Wingnuts (Kansas), and the Sioux Falls Pheasants (South Dakota).
The Diablos schedule boasts 9 Fridays, 9 Saturdays, and 8 Sundays. The Diablos will once again be hosting El Paso’s biggest and most exciting fireworks show for Independence Day with a homestand spanning from July 3 to July 10. Mark your summer holiday calendars since the Diablos will be home for both Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26 & 28-30), and Labor Day weekend to finish the season right (August 31 - September 3).
Discounted Season Ticket, Weekend Ticket, and Flex Pack Ticket Specials are on sale now for the 2012 season. For more information on these or on our upcoming season, please visit diablos.com or call (915)755-2000.