The Portland Sea Dogs will begin the 2017 season at home on Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. against the Reading Fightin Phils, the team announced Wednesday.

The 2017 schedule includes home games on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and the season finale on Labor Day. The Fourth of July game will be one of five dates with postgame fireworks shows. A complete promotion schedule will be announced later.

Ticket prices will stay the same next season. Most tickets are $11 (box seats), $10 (reserved) and $9 (general admission), plus a discount for senior citizens 62-and-over and children 16-and-under ($10/$9/$6).

Individual tickets will go on sale Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Hadlock Field ticket office.

2017 will mark the 24th Eastern League season for the Sea Dogs, a Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

For the complete 2017 schedule, go to