The Flying Squirrels will host 69 home games next year. First pitch for Opening Night 2022 at The Diamond is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 as the Flying Squirrels host the Altoona Curve.
For home games in 2022, most weekday games (Tuesday-Friday) will begin at 6:35 p.m. Exceptions include Tuesday, April 26 (11:05 a.m.), Friday, May 6, (1:05 p.m.) and Wednesday, July 27 (12:05 p.m.).
The Flying Squirrels will host their annual Independence Day celebration at The Diamond on Monday, July 4 against the Reading Fightin Phils with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m.
All Saturday home games will begin at 6:05 p.m. All Sunday home games will start at 1:35 p.m., with the exception of May 8 against the Akron RubberDucks, which will start at 1:05 p.m.
STANDARD GAME TIMES
- Monday-Friday: 6:35 p.m.
- Saturday: 6:05 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:35 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 26 (11:05 a.m.)
- Friday, May 6 (1:05 p.m.)
- Wednesday, July 27 (12:05 p.m.)
The Flying Squirrels open the 2022 season at Bowie on Friday, April 8.
Flying Squirrels 2022 season tickets and mini plans will go on sale soon. For more information, visit SquirrelsBaseball.com.
Suspension Bridge to Belle Isle Closed Today
The bridge should be completed by the weekend.
The suspension pedestrian bridge to Belle Isle is temporarily closed due to concrete falling from Lee Bridge.
The closure took place Wednesday after city officials received reports of concrete pieces being found on the pedestrian bridge.
“It was concluded that the concrete pieces fell from an open joint of the Lee Bridge. Consequently, the pedestrian bridge located directly under the open joint had to be closed in an effort to protect the public,” a release said.
While the engineers say there is no serious danger they’re putting in a scaffolding protection system along some stretches of the bridge. The installation is taking place today (Thursday) and is expected to be done Friday.
Dominion RiverRock is this weekend and temperatures are in expected in the upper 90’s so usage of the bridge and Belle Isle will be at a season-high.
Drink Beer and Help Friends of James River Parks
Raging James Pilsner is the latest release from Legend Brewing and a portion of each sale will got to Friends of James River Park.
Legend Brewing Company is the oldest operating craft brewery in Virginia. As their Vice President of Operations, Dave Gott, told us, “It’s important that you be a part of the community – not just IN the community.” Legend has hosted our board meetings and annual get-togethers. On any given weekend (and often any given day) their parking lot is full of cars carrying kayaks and bicycles, and their patio is crowded with people who have spent the day enjoying the James River Park System.
Given their proximity to the James River and our Park, we were elated when they floated the idea of creating a special beer for our organization. Raging James Pilsner is their newest release, and a portion of the sale of each can will help us continue our efforts. Legend has supported Richmond for almost 30 years, and as we approach 50 years of commitment to the Park, we’re honored to partner with them on this.
Drive-thru E-cycle Event this Weekend
Drive-thru E-Cycle Event May 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at Broad Rock Sports Complex, 4825 Old Warwick Rd (behind the Broad Rock Library) The event includes document shredding/the collection of electronics/HHW/oil-based paint.