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Tri-City Chili Peppers to open their season on May 23

The Colonial Heights collegiate baseball team has released their full schedule of home games for 2024

A player for the tri city chili peppers points to the stands gleefully after hitting a home run

The Tri-City Chili Peppers play home games in Colonial Heights’ Shepherd Stadium.

Photo via Tri-City Chili Peppers

Richmond summers may be for Flying Squirrels, Kickers, and Ivy — but they’re also for Chili Peppers. Around 20 miles south of the city, the Tri-City Chili Peppers bring college baseball players from around the country to don the red and green and play ball in Shepherd Stadium.

Established in 2020, the Chili Peppers took to the field for the first time in May 2021. This year, the team’s opening night is Thursday, May 23 — tickets are already on sale.

Shepherd Stadium might be smaller than the Diamond, but the fun sure isn’t. Here are some home games we’re looking forward to this season.

Commencement Celebration | May 29
Celebrate the grads in your life with a trip to the ballpark.

Cosmic Baseball | June 1, 15, 28, and July 20
We’re not sure what “Cosmic Baseball” entails quite yet, but the Chili Peppers have tipped us off to keep a special eye on these astral-themed nights.

A Chili Peppers player escorts a young girl dressed as a princess onto the field

Pirates and Princesses night will be held Saturday, June 22.

Photo via Tri-City Chili Peppers

Princesses & Pirates Night | June 22
Get in costume for a chance to join the Chili Peppers on the field.

Wagging Wednesday | June 12 and July 24
To paraphrase a certain four-legged fandogs, too, like baseball.

Day Game | June 26 and July 17
Baseball matinee, anyone? These mid-week morning games begin at 10:30 a.m.

Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks | July 4
Enjoy some July 4 fireworks at Shepherd Stadium this year.

Super Heroes Night | July 6
Come in costume for this game against Hampton’s Peninsula Pilots.

a Chili Peppers Player Swinging at an oncoming pitch

The Chili Peppers’ 2024 season runs from May 23 to July 29.

Photo via Tri-City Chili Peppers

Star Wars Night | July 19
We have a good feeling about this Friday evening game.

Fan Appreciation with Fireworks | July 27
Close out the season with a fireworks display and a game against the Wilmington Sharks.

For most Monday-Saturday games, gates open at 5:45 p.m. and play starts at 7. On Sunday gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first pitch is thrown at 5:45. Consult the full schedule to see all the Chili Pepper’s 2024 home games.

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