We’re all looking forward to sunny skies and warm weather for our rescheduled Opening Ceremonies Friday, April 15. There is nothing better than seeing the fields full of players and the park packed with families and fans.
Opening night is great way for players and their teams to come together and celebrate the 63rd year of Zionsville Little League.
The following are details that should be helpful for players and families that evening.
Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 6 pm with the Parade of Teams. The ceremony itself will take place on Field 1 which is in the far northwest corner of Lions Park near the tennis and basketball courts. Ninety-three teams will be represented that evening (47 baseball, 17 softball, 28 T-ball and 1 Challenger). Prior to the ceremony, your team will gather on either Field 4 or Field 2. Please download the list of teams and locations to see where your team should meet.
PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT EITHER FIELD 2 OR FIELD 4 NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM except THOSE PLAYING IN GAMES FOLLOWING OPENING CEREMONIES:
- 50/70 baseball (Field 1): Cardinals @ Cubs
- Majors baseball (Field 2): Blue Jays @ Tigers
- Majors softball (Field 3): Georgia @ Texas A&M
- Minors baseball (Field 6): Angels @ Royals
- Minors baseball (Field 7): Indians @ Rays
TEAMS PLAYING ON OPENING NIGHT SHOULD ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM BECAUSE THEIR TEAM PICTURES WILL TAKE PLACE BEFORE CEREMONIES BEGIN.
Parents and guests – once you have left your child with his or her team’s coach, please proceed to the audience seating area in the Field 1 outfield. There is plenty of room if you want to bring a chair with you.
Players should be dressed in their uniforms and hats. There is no need to bring bats, gloves or any other equipment unless your child’s team is playing that night.
The program will conclude at approximately 7 pm. Several teams are scheduled to have Team Pictures taken after the Opening Night Ceremonies, so please consult the team picture schedule to see if your team is scheduled to have pictures taken after the ceremony.
If your team is not scheduled for team pictures before the ceremony or after the ceremony (please refer to the schedule below), your team’s pictures will be taken on Saturday May 14. The schedule for those teams will be provided at a later date.
With more than 300 families expected that night, please build in ample time for parking at the Lions Park lots as well as on the surrounding streets. It’s a good idea to carpool as much as possible. Please check the Zionsville Little League Facebook page, Twitter feed or communication directly from your coach about last minute details regarding Opening Ceremonies.
Team Picture Information and April 15 Schedule
ZLL is pleased to announce that Pro-Tek Photography is ZLL’s photographer again this year. Team Pictures will be taken on Friday April 15th for several teams and Saturday May 14th for the rest of the teams.
A copy of the team picture schedule for Friday, April 15 is provided below. Please arrive for your team’s appointment ahead of time so that we can remain on schedule. As noted above, the 10 teams playing in games on Friday evening will have team pictures taken between 5 pm and 5:30 pm. 17 teams will have team pictures taken after the Opening Night ceremony, beginning at 7 pm. These teams include all Majors baseball and all Majors softball teams not playing on Friday, several Rookie baseball and softball teams, and one 50/70 team.
Pictures on April 15 will be taken in the Lions Club building adjacent to Field 1. Teams are asked to report to a sign in table in the area between Field 1 and the Lions Club building.
Ordering Pictures – Please Read – Very Important
There are two methods for ordering pictures this year.
The preferred method is to order your picture package online from Pro-Tek at the link below. AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR ORDER, PRINT THE RECEIPT AND BRING THE RECEIPT TO YOUR PICTURE APPOINTMENT.
Alternatively, you may complete the paper order form and bring a check to your picture session.
|Location: Lions Club|
|Friday – April 15th, 2016|
|Picture Time||Game Time||Division||Teams|
|5:15||7:00||Major Baseball||Blue Jays|
|5:20||7:00||Major Softball||Texas A&M|
|7:15||N/A||Rookie 8||Red Wings|
|7:35||N/A||Major Baseball||White Sox|