Release Date: February 18,2021

MLB Announces 2021 Akron RubberDucks Schedule

Double-A Northeast League to Play 120-Game Season from May 4 - Sept.19; RubberDucks Season, Powered By FirstEnergy, Opens at Home May 4

(AKRON, OHIO) February 18, 2021 – Major League Baseball has released the official schedule for all 120 teams in the Professional Development League, with start times to be announced at a later date. The RubberDucks’ 2021 campaign, powered by FirstEnergy, kicks off at Canal Park on May 4 against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

“Despite all the snow we’ve seen this week, we are already thinking ahead to baseball and warmer weather after receiving our schedule for this upcoming season,” said Akron RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. “We’re so excited for RubberDucks baseball to return to Akron, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safest possible environment for our fans and community this summer at Canal Park.”

The Akron RubberDucks have been placed in the Double-A Northeast League, which will play a 120-game season with each team at home for 60 games and on the road for 60 games. The Double-A Northeast League features all the same former Eastern League opponents, except the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees’ new Double-A affiliate. For the 2021 season, each series will be six games against the same opponent.

The RubberDucks 2021 season includes multiple home holiday game days including Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9, the Fourth of July on Sunday, July 4, and Labor Day weekend Sept. 3-5. The longest homestand at Canal Park in 2021 will feature the Erie SeaWolves and Bowie Baysox for twelve games in 13 days, beginning Tuesday, June 22 and concluding with an Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4.

Important 2021 Ticketing Dates

Monday February 22 – Season Ticket Member Exclusive Access - Akron RubberDucks ticket sales staff will be reaching out to all current season ticket holders to discuss the 2021 season. This will be an exclusive 2-week window for ALL current season ticket holders. 

Monday March 8 – Your personal Akron RubberDucks ticket representative or a member from our sales team will begin reaching out to all fans who have a credit in place from 2020 or those who have placed a new deposit for 2021. Fans can also reach out to the RubberDucks ticketing team at (330) 253-5153 to discuss their ticketing options. March 8th begins a week of exclusive access for current ticket plan or ticket account credit holders to purchase ticket packages or single game tickets, prior to going on sale to the general public.

Monday March 15– Single game tickets ON SALE to the public for all RubberDucks home games with pod seating.

The Akron RubberDucks will continue to closely adhere to all safety guidance from all local and state health officials in preparing for the upcoming season at Canal Park. Seating capacities for upcoming events at Canal Park have not yet been determined, and the RubberDucks will announce those details at a later date.

The Akron RubberDucks ticketing staff can provide further information and instruction to fans as it relates to 2021 ticket processes via email at ticketservice@akronrubberducks.com. All previously-scheduled promotional events and giveaways are being programmed in accordance with this new schedule, and all previously-purchased tickets for those events will remain valid for the new date in 2021.

The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit www.akronrubberducks.com. For more information about the team, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks, or on Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram at @akronrubberducks.