Long Island to welcome Atlantic League’s midsummer classic for third time
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) has announced that the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Long Island Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. The decision was announced following the league Board of Directors meeting in July of 2017, where the Ducks formally accepted the opportunity to host.
“It’s a great honor to host the All-Star Game and festivities,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “We are looking forward to creating a special event that will be memorable for all that attend in 2018.”
The Ducks have twice before hosted the circuit’s All-Star Game and events, in 2002 and 2010, respectively. Bethpage Ballpark has hosted over 7 Million fans, over 670 sellout crowds and has led the league in attendance in 14 of the Ducks’ 18 seasons of play in the Atlantic League. Prior to the 2017 season, several ballpark improvements were announced by the club, including new LED field lighting, installation of a new playing field, suite level enhancements and more.
All-Star Game tickets are included in all 2018 Season Ticket packages. For more information on becoming a season ticket holder, contact the Ducks box office at 631-940-TIXX (8499) or visit LIDucks.com. Opening Day of individual game tickets for all Ducks regular season home games, as well as the first opportunity to secure individual tickets for the 2018 All-Star Game, will take place in March following an announcement of the team's promotional schedule. Stay tuned to LIDucks.com for an announcement regarding the date, time and festivities for the event.
The 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game logo was developed by Skye Design Studios (www.sdsbranding.com), a brand identity and design firm based in the greater New York City area.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.