The Chiefs open the season at 3:05 p.m. April 7 in the Queen City against NY Mets' farmhands the Buffalo Bisons.
The hometown nine start swinging their bats at Alliance Bank Stadium at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 13 against the Pawtucket Red Sox. The series continues at 2 p.m. Thursday April 14, 7 p.m. Friday April 15 and at 2 p.m. Saturday April 16.
Alliance Bank Stadium is on the North Side, just east of the Regional Market, at Tex Simone Drive (First North Street). Field-level ticket prices range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors.
Chiefs management has added a "Home Plate Club" in the first four rows behind home plate which will be serviced by a wait staff. Those 192 seats cost $20 each. The stadium parking fee has increased to $5 per vehicle; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.
Park concerts booked
Speaking of the joys of summer, the 24 free concerts staged at Johnson Park mid-June through mid-August have been booked by the Liverpool Is the Place Committee. He's being cagey about it, but program director Mike Casale says this year's schedule features a big surprise. He's not talking yet, but Mike suggests you mark your calendars for June 20.