November 12, 2021

Edmonton Prospects Announce 2022 Schedule: Delay Spruce Grove Ballpark Opening to 2023

by Len Nunes

196 days until your Edmonton Prospects begin their 2022 regular season. It will be the Club’s 16th active season in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL). Four days later, Tuesday May 31, the Prospects are scheduled to play their first home in Sherwood Park.

“Initially we had hoped to open (Metro Ballpark in Spruce Grove) next summer for the 2022 Season but we have now had to re-assess our schedules and through that process, have come to the realization that opening in 2022 is just not possible.  Losing 2½ months this past summer due to matters relating to the Migratory Bird Act combined with supply chain shortages due to COVID-19 make it virtually impossible to complete a project of this size and scope in the next seven months,” said Patrick Cassidy, Managing Partner for Gold Sports and Entertainment Group Corp., the company that operates the baseball team and will manage the facility.

“While discouraging in one respect, it is also exciting to know that we now have an Opening Date.  The date we will be putting forward with the league is May 27th, 2023.”

Dubbed “The Travelling Road Show” last season, your Prospects compiled a 12-9 “home record”. The Prospects will call Centennial Park Field 9 in Sherwood Park home for 19 of their 27 regular season home games. Along with hosting the Home Opener, Sherwood Park will also host the Father’s Day game.

Schedule Highlights:

June 3-5, the Prospects will play a 4-game series in Lethbridge, the team that bested them for the WCBL Championship last season,  as a part of the Lethbridge Baseball Festival. The Bulls come to Centennial Park Field 9 on July 13 and 14.

Father's Day Weekend, Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 will be our first local Saturday night and Sunday afternoon game respectively.

The highly popular Prospects' Kids Camp is scheduled between July 11-14.

On July 21, the Prospects will participate in the 2nd Annual "Baseball Day in Canada"! One stadium, 4 teams! The Club will face the Regina Red Sox with the event taking place at Gulls Stadium in Sylvan Lake.

July 23 is the League All-Star Game.

August 2-3 is the last regular season homestand at Centennial Park Field 9.

Playoffs begin August 8.

League News:

The Saskatchewan teams are back! Welcome back the Moose Jaw Miller Express, Weyburn Beavers, Swift Current 57’s and Regina Red Sox. Also coming back from a pandemic-induced hiatus are the Medicine Hat Mavericks (who have moved to the East division with the Saskatchewan teams), Brooks Bombers and Fort McMurray Giants.

To see the Prospects full schedule, go to 2022 SCHEDULE. Ticket information coming soon. Can't wait to see you at the ballpark!