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The York Revolution will kick off its 2017 season on Friday, April 21, on the road against the New Britain Bees and host its home opener on Friday, April 28, when its welcomes the Somerset Patriots to PeoplesBank Park, the team announced on Thursday.

The Revolution’s 11th season will feature 70 home games, including a doubleheader on May 3 against the Long Island Ducks and a season-long 10-game homestand from May 22 to June 1 featuring the Bees, Sugar Land Skeeters and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

The 2017 season will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), which will officially start its 140-game season on April 20 when the 2016 ALPB champion Skeeters host the Bridgeport Bluefish and Southern Maryland welcomes the Long Island Ducks.

The Revolution will begin the 2017 season on the road for the second consecutive season and sixth time overall. The opening homestand will last seven games — three against the Patriots and four against the Ducks.

The 2017 “War of The Roses” series against the Lancaster Barnstormers will begin June 2 with four games at Clipper Magazine Stadium. York will host Lancaster for the first time on June 9 for three games. The remainder of the series is June 23-25 (home), July 7-9 (Lancaster), August 25-27 (home) and September 15-17 (home).

The Revolution will also make two to trips to Sugar Land, to visit the Skeeters, May 19-21 and August 15-20. The Skeeters visit York May 26-28, June 30-July 2 and July 20-23.

The 20th Annual Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Somerset on Wednesday, July 12, at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The ALPB schedule is divided into two 70-game halves, with the first half ending on Sunday, July 2, and the regular season ending on Sunday, September 17. The first-half and second-half champions in each division will qualify for 2017 Atlantic League playoffs. Should a team(s) win both halves in its respective division, a wild card scenario comes into play where the team(s) with the next best overall record, regardless of division, qualifies for the postseason. The Division Championship Series matchups will take place the week of September 18, 2017, and the Atlantic League Championship Series will take place during the week of September 25.

The full 2017 York Revolution schedule is below. Game times will be announced later as the 2017 promotional schedule begins to take shape.

2017 York Revolution Schedule: 

April 21-23                   at New Britain
April 24                        OFF
April 25-27                   at Southern Maryland
April 28-30                   Somerset
May 1-3 (DH May 3)  Long Island
May 4                          OFF
May 5-7                       at Somerset
May 8-10                     at Long Island
May 11-14                   Bridgeport
May 15                        OFF
May 16-18                   at Long Island
May 19-21 (DH May 20)        at Sugar Land
May 22-25                   New Britain
May 26-28                   Sugar Land
May 29                        OFF
May 30-June 1            Southern Maryland
June 2-5                      at Lancaster
June 6-8                      at Southern Maryland
June 9-11                    Lancaster
June 12                       OFF
June 13-15                  New Britain
June 16-18                  at Somerset
June 19-22                  Southern Maryland
June 23-25                  Lancaster
June 26-29                  at Bridgeport
June 30-July 2            Sugar Land
July 3-6                       at Bridgeport
July 7-9                       at Lancaster
July 10-13                   ALL-STAR BREAK
July 14-16                   Bridgeport
July 17-19                   at Southern Maryland
July 20-23                   Sugar Land
July 24                        OFF
July 25-27                   Bridgeport
July 28-30                   at New Britain
July 31-August 2         Long Island
August 3-6                   at New Britain
August 7-9                   at Somerset
August 10-13               New Britain
August 14                    OFF
August 15-20               at Sugar Land
August 21-24               Somerset
August 25-27               Lancaster
August 28-31               at Long Island
Sept. 1-3 (DH Sept. 3)            at Bridgeport
Sept. 4                         OFF
Sept. 5-7                     Long Island
Sept. 8-10                   at Somerset
Sept. 11                       OFF
Sept. 12-14                 Southern Maryland
Sept. 15-17                 Lancaster

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