The Winnipeg Goldeyes released their 2014 schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by the 2014 American Association All-Star Game taking place at Shaw Park on July 29.
"This is always an exciting day for our organization as we begin to see what the 2014 season will look like," Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said. "There's lots of variety with 10 different teams visiting Winnipeg, but also six series' at home against North Division rivals."
The Goldeyes will begin their season in Texas for the third straight summer. The 2014 campaign for Winnipeg starts with a four-game series in north Texas against the Amarillo Sox before shifting to south Texas for a three-game series against the Laredo Lemurs. Following an off-day, the Goldeyes conclude the trip with three games in Lincoln against the Saltdogs.
Winnipeg's 2014 home opener is scheduled for May 26 against the Sioux City Explorers. It's the first time the Goldeyes will face the Explorers in their home opener since 2005. The seven-game homestand ends with four games against Lincoln.
The Grand Prairie AirHogs will make their first ever visit to Shaw Park from June 10-12.
For the second consecutive season, the Goldeyes will go east for a 10-game road trip through the Can-Am League from June 17-26. Winnipeg will entertain a Can-Am League team from August 18-20. The opponents for these 13 games will be known at a future date.
The Goldeyes will play on Canada Day for the first time since 2009 as part of a three-game series against the Kansas City T-Bones.
As previously released, the 2014 American Association All-Star festivities will take place on July 28-29 at Shaw Park.
Winnipeg's 2014 regular season schedule will conclude with four games against the 2013 American Association Champion Gary SouthShore RailCats from August 29 – September 1.