Rochester Red Wings game at Frontier Field. Photo by _yoshi_
|1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester NY 14608|
The Red Wings play in the International League's North Division, and are the AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
Single home game ticket pricing for 2011 is:
Premium: $10.50 advance, $11.50 day of game
Upper Box: $9.00 advance, $10.00 day of game
Reserved: $6.50 advance, $7.50 day of game
Fireworks are set off after Friday night games!
If you go to a game, be sure to wave to the spectators on the roof of Buckingham Commons!
The 2012 home opener is Saturday, April 7th against Buffalo. In addition the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will play 37 of their home games - more than half - at Frontier Field this season while their own stadium is renovated.
Professional baseball in Rochester can be traced to 1877. The Red Wings moniker dates to 1928, when the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League purchased the franchise and constructed Red Wing Stadium (later renamed to Silver Stadium) on Norton Street.
The franchise averted disaster in 1956 when Morrie Silver led a community stock drive to purchase the club from the Cardinals, who intended to drop the franchise from their player development system. The affiliation between the clubs actually lasted until the start of the 1961 season when the Wings hooked up with the Baltimore Orioles, a relationship that lasted a remarkable 42 seasons until Rochester signed a player development agreement with the Minnesota Twins
A number of noteworthy players and managers — including Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Don Baylor, Boog Powell, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray — came through Rochester en route to distinguished major-league careers.
For a full list of Red Wings Alumni check out the Alumni page.
The Red Wings enjoyed substantial national attention in 1981 for playing a 33-inning game against the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island.
The Red Wings moved from Silver Stadium to Frontier Field in 1997.
The Red Wings were voted "Favorite Local Sports Team" in the Democrat & Chronicle's Rochester's Choice Awards for six years straight, from 2002 to 2007.
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2010-05-19 08:03:35 Best team ever!!!!!!! —RobRadley
2011-04-09 11:42:08 Out of all the things that have been done Downtown and failed miserably, Frontier Field is a shining example of what happens when something is done right. I love taking a game in here.. the location is perfect! —BatGuano
2011-08-01 09:49:12 I don't think I've ever been to a better minor league game than the one on Saturday, great fireworks and the mascot of funny. Good beer, but I'd skip on Red Wings Ale and for the Scotch Ale. I almost want to say this game is a fluke, since I've been to 3 or 4 games and this is the only one I can say was better than fair. But I only really get out to one a year. —DamianKumor