The Aeros will play 71 home games, beginning with the home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m. to kick off the 2012 season.
The Aeros will begin next year on the road with a road trip beginning in Binghamton and continuing on to Altoona, before the team returns home with an opening four-game series against the Trenton Thunder.
Akron’s first homestand (April 12-18) is seven games, be3ginning with four against Trenton and three hosting the the Bowie Baysox.
The Aeros have a fairly balanced home schedule in 2012. The team has the following home games per month:
April –11 home games
May –16 home games
June– 14 home games
July– 17 home games
August– 13 home games
Canal Park will host 11 weekend series with Friday Night Fireworks returning in 2012, in addition to with two additional week day displays on Opening Night and pre-Independence Day, July 3rd.
2012 Fireworks Dates at Canal Park
Thursday, April 12 – vs. Trenton Tuesday, July 3 – vs. Richmond
Friday, April 13 – vs. Trenton Friday, July 13 – vs. Altoona
Friday, April 27 – vs. Altoona Friday, July 27 – vs. Bowie
Friday, May 11 – vs. Harrisburg Friday, August 10 – vs. New Hampshire
Friday, May 18 – vs. Richmond Friday, August 17 – vs. Reading
Friday, June 8 – vs. Altoona Friday, August 24 – vs. Trenton
Friday, June 29 – vs. Erie
The Aeros will also play two morning games at 10:35 a.m. (Wednesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 30) and two afternoon matinees at 12:05 p.m. (Wednesday, June 27 & Wednesday, July 18).
One new feature to note is that beginning in 2012, Saturday night games will begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular weeknight games will feature 7:05 p.m. starts and Sunday Family FUNdays will be at 1:05 p.m.