Thursday’s Portland Sea Dogs opening day game against the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field was postponed due to rain.

The Sea Dogs and Fightin Phils are now set to open the Eastern League season tonight at 6 p.m.

Thursday’s postponed game will be made up as part of a single admission doubleheader on May 5 at 5 p.m. The doubleheader will consist of two seven inning games. Tickets for Thursday’s postponed game can be exchanged for tickets of equal or lesser value to any 2017 Sea Dogs home game, subject to availability.

This is the fifth time in the Sea Dogs’ 24-year history that opening day has been postponed, but the first time due to rain. The previous four postponements (2001, 2003, 2007, 2015) have been due to snow or field conditions due to melting snow.

“It’s disappointing to have opening day postponed,” stated Sea Dogs general manager Geoff Iacuessa. “However, I’m very proud of the job that our grounds crew and front staff did preparing the field and stadium to open. We were ready, despite having eight inches of snow on the field on Sunday morning.”

Kevin Youkilis was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first-pitch in honor of the Sea Dogs’ 15th season as a Red Sox affiliate. His appearance at Hadlock Field will be rescheduled for a date later this season.

Tickets are available for all 2017 Sea Dog home games. Call the ticket office at 879-9500, or order online at www.seadogs.com.

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