Lighting Issues Cause Time Changes for Tulane Baseball's Opening Weekend



Feb. 12, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - Due to a lighting issue at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, the Tulane athletic department has made the decision to move up the times for the first pitch on Friday's Tulane baseball game and Saturday's doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The Friday tilt will begin at 1 p.m. CT, while Saturday's first game will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT, with game two starting 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first contest.

Sunday's game time will remain at 1 p.m. CT.

"After a new lighting system was installed at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, unforeseen technical issues with the lighting of the field and stands have arisen," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "To ensure the most competitive and safest lighting environment for both student-athletes and fans, we are changing the start times for our first opponent- the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. We are working closely with the manufacturer and engineers to get the lighting system online for the remainder of the season and expect it will be done within two to three weeks."

Due to the time changes for Friday, the Pocket Aces Brass Band concert has been postponed. A new date for the festivities will be selected by the Tulane athletics marketing department.

Friday's contest will still be broadcast on 88.3 FM WRBH, while game one on Saturday will be broadcast on 88.3 FM WRBH, as well. Game two on Saturday will be an All-Access, internet-only stream due to the Tulane women's basketball contest airing at 2 p.m. CT. Sunday's baseball game will also be broadcast on 88.3 FM WRBH.

The Rosen Lot behind right field will be open at 10 a.m. CT on Friday for $5. It will open at 7:30 a.m. CT on Saturday for the doubleheader.

Season ticket and single game tickets for the 2014 Tulane baseball season are now on sale. Interested parties can call 504-861-WAVE (9283) for more information on tickets, or they may visit the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center's first floor ticket office.

Fans can follow the Tulane baseball program on Twitter (@GreenWaveBSB) or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreenWaveBaseball.