In 1993, the Hickory Crawdads were established as a Class A Minor League Baseball team in the South Atlantic League. Located in Hickory, North Carolina, the Crawdads play their home games at the newly renovated L.P. Frans Stadium. The team has won the SAL Championship twice, appeared in the SAL Finals twice and made the playoffs 9 times since their inception.
This year, the Hickory Crawdads will host the 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The All-Star Game is the perfect opportunity for the Hickory Crawdads to showcase their newly renovated L.P. Frans Stadium.
New improvements fans will love:
- New “reserve” flip down seats with cup holders, replacing the existing Grandstand, Reserve and Box seats.
- Limited VIP seating section.
- Upgraded stadium field lights.
- A completely renovated Crawdads Cafe.
- Renovated suites.
- Resurfaced stadium concourse and parking lot.
The All-Star Game will begin at 7pm on June 17, followed by a post-game fireworks show, live band and concessions. The game will serve as the centerpiece of a two-day All-Star Game celebration in Hickory, with the “Under the Sails” All-Star bash kicking off the festivities on Monday and events taking place all day Tuesday starting at 11am. There’s also a free Fan Fest prior to the game on Tuesday in the L.P. Frans Stadium parking lot, followed by a pre-game VIP Picnic located in the brand new Picnic Pavilion.
As the ticketing provider of the Hickory Crawdads and the 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, we’re proud to partner with them on such a great event. We look forward to our upcoming visit to Hickory and to attending the All-Star Game festivities.