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The Atlantic League has released its 2016 schedule, with opening day set for Thursday, April 21.

The York Revolution will open its 10th season of play that evening at New Britain Stadium in Connecticut, in the first game in franchise history for a yet-to-be-named new entry into the Atlantic League. After a seven-game road trip to New Britain and Somerset to begin the season, York's home opener is slated for Thursday, April 28, against the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Next year will be the first season the Revs will open on the road since playing in Sugar Land's inaugural game in 2012. It will be the fifth time York has opened on the road overall. The opening home stand at Santander Stadium will last eight games, four against the Skeeters and the Bridgeport Bluefish through May 5.

The 2016 schedule returns to a balanced format. Each of the Atlantic League's eight clubs will play the others 20 times apiece, for a 140-game schedule. Each team will match up 10 times in the first half and 10 times in the second half, and play one another 10 times at home and on the road, a departure from last season's unbalanced format.

Next year will also mark the first time the Revs make three separate flights to Sugar Land: June 10-12, July 8-10 and July 22-24.

The 2016 "War of The Roses" series against the Lancaster Barnstormers will begin May 16-19 with four games at Clipper Magazine Stadium. York will not host Lancaster until June 3-5. The remainder of the series is July 1-3 (home), July 28-31 (home), Aug. 19-21 (Lancaster) and Sept. 12-14 (Lancaster).

The Revs will host New Britain for the first time from May 10-12. Other opportunities to see the Atlantic League's newest member at Santander Stadium are July 15-17 and Aug. 8-11. York's other trips to New Britain are May 20-22 and Aug. 2-4.

The season's first half will conclude July 3 against Lancaster. The second half will begin the following day, with a July 4 game at Bridgeport. The Atlantic League All-Star Game and festivities are scheduled for July 11-14, and the hosting city will be announced shortly.

The full 2016 York Revolution schedule is below. Game times will be announced later this year, when the 2016 promotional schedule begins to take shape. The franchise is planning a record number of giveaways for the Revolution's 10th anniversary season.

2016 York Revolution Schedule

April 21-24, at New Britain

April 25, OFF

April 26-27 (DH 27th), at Somerset

April 28-May 1, Sugar Land

May 2-5, Bridgeport

May 6-8, at Southern Maryland

May 9, OFF

May 10-12, New Britain

May 13-15, Sugar Land

May 16-19, at Lancaster

May 20-22, at New Britain

May 23, OFF

May 24-26, Southern Maryland

May 27-30, Somerset

May 31-June 2, at Bridgeport

June 3-5, Lancaster

June 6, OFF

June 7-9, Long Island

June 10-12, at Sugar Land

June 13, OFF

June 14-16, at Somerset

June 17-19, Bridgeport

June 20-22, Long Island

June 23-26, at Southern Maryland

June 27-30, at Long Island

July 1-3, Lancaster

July 4-6, at Bridgeport

July 7-10, at Sugar Land

July 11-14, ALL-STAR BREAK

July 15-17, New Britain

July 18, OFF

July 19-21, Southern Maryland

July 22-24, at Sugar Land

July 25-27, Somerset

July 28-31, Lancaster

Aug. 1, OFF

Aug. 2-4, at New Britain

Aug. 5-7, at Southern Maryland

Aug. 8-11, New Britain

Aug. 12-14, Bridgeport

Aug. 15-18, at Somerset

Aug. 19-21, at Lancaster

Aug. 22, OFF

Aug. 23-25, Sugar Land

Aug. 26-28, at Long Island

Aug. 29-Sept. 1, at Bridgeport

Sept. 2-4, Somerset

Sept. 5-8, Southern Maryland

Sept. 9-11, at Long Island

Sept. 12-14, at Lancaster

Sept. 15-18, Long Island