The River Cats’ March 30 exhibition game against their parent club, the three-time World Series champion Giants, will be broadcast by Ch. 31.
The River Cats expect a large crowd at Raley Field for the first game between the Giants and River Cats. The River Cats became the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate before last season after 15 seasons as the A’s top minor-league team.
“We’d love to welcome everyone into the ballpark for the River Cats and Giants game if we could,” River Cats general manager Chip Maxson said in a news release. “Fortunately, this provides a way for us to share this historic matchup with more fans in Northern California.”
Tickets for the exhibition game go on sale March 6, when the River Cats host their annual preseason party, during which fans can go on clubhouse tours, take batting practice and select seats.
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The River Cats open the 2016 season April 7 at the Salt Lake Bees. Sacramento’s first home game is April 15, also against Salt Lake.