After announcing a 120-game slate of matchups for the 2021 season back on February 18, the Somerset Patriots on Monday afternoon unveiled the start times that would correspond with all 60 of the home dates at TD Bank Ballpark on their inaugural schedule as a Yankees affiliate.
With Monday’s serving as a league wide off day for the entirety of the season, the Patriots will have a 7:05 P.M. first pitch for all home games from Tuesday-Saturday. Games on Sunday will begin at 1:05 P.M. in May, June and September and will shift to a later 5:05 P.M. start for the months of July and August.
Opening day is scheduled for Tuesday May, 4 when the Patriots will welcome in the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) to Bridgewater for the first time. Details about fan attendance and capacity restrictions should become more clear in the weeks leading up to the opener.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on February 22 that outdoor sporting venues with a 5,000 seat capacity or greater could host a maximum of 15% as of March 1. TD Bank Ballpark has 6,100 seats, so under the current restrictions, roughly 915 fans would be able to attend daily if the current guidelines remain in place.