In In the News, Press Release by HPBC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Giants coming home to Shell Place and set to play ball for first time in Fort McMurray!
First home series in Fort McMurray – June 29-July 1, 2016

June 19, 2016, Fort McMurray, AB – The Fort McMurray Giants are proud to announce that they are coming home to Shell Place at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray to play baseball in their first home series in Fort McMurray on June 29th to July 1st, 2016.

“The whole Giants organization is very excited to be coming home,” said Dutche Iannetti, co-owner and vice-president of High Plains Baseball. “We’re very confident that Fort McMurray is now safe for the players and our fans and can’t wait to create baseball history in Fort McMurray this summer.”

The Fort McMurray Giants have been graciously welcomed and are thankful to the Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club, using the Edmonton Ballpark (formerly Telus Field) as their home field since the wildfires in May forced the town and the team out of Fort McMurray until it was safe to return. The return to Fort McMurray has caused a shift in the schedule for the remainder of the season and full details can be found online at

The first series in Fort McMurray will start off against Regina at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th and the series will continue on Thursday, June 30th with a game sponsored by Raymond James at 7:35 p.m. Canada Day will feature a double-header against Melville with the first game starting at 2:05 p.m. and the second at 7:05 p.m.

Canada Day will also be our first Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Local Hero Day and all first responders, active and retired military personnel, municipal law enforcement and RCMP officers are welcome to attend the game for free with identification.

“We are delighted to welcome the Giants home to the Baseball Stadium at Shell Place,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC). “Our entire team is excited and ready to host our home town baseball team, as well as fans from across the region as they enjoy baseball in our own community this summer.”

For full information regarding tickets, full season schedule and other important details about attending the game at Shell Place, please visit the Giants website at To purchase tickets, please visit the Shell Place Box Office or call 780-791-0070.

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For more information:
Krista Balsom

Fort McMurray Giants first Fort McMurray home games at-a-glance:

Wednesday, June 29
3:30 p.m. – Gates open
4:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
5:05 p.m. – Game start time

Thursday, June 30 – Sponsored by Raymond James
6:30 p.m. – Gates open
7:35 p.m. – Game start time

July 1 – Canada Day Double-Header – Local Hero Day
All first responders, military, Bylaw, RCMP get in free with ID!
1:00 p.m. – Gates open
1:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies and ceremonial first pitch
2:05 p.m. – Game start time
6:00 p.m. – Gates open for second game
6:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies and ceremonial first pitch
7:35 p.m. – Game start time