MINNEAPOLIS - The St. Paul Saints open their 2021 season at CHS Field Tuesday night, and it won’t be long before fans can watch the new Class AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins on television.
The Saints will have all 10 Friday home games, starting this Friday, aired locally on Fox 9+. In addition to broadcasting the games, Fox 9+ will air live the postgame fireworks show on Friday nights from CHS Field. Every fireworks show will be set to a different music theme.
For their third straight full season, the Saints will have their Sunday games aired locally on 45TV. The Saints have a total of 10 Sunday home games, starting May 16.
The primary focus Tuesday is facing the Iowa Cubs in the home opener at CHS Field. It'll be the first time for the St. Paul Saints playing in their home stadium as the Twins' Class AAA affiliate.
"Everybody is really fired up. The kids are all excited, the players are all pumped up, they’re ready to go. It’s a special thing when you get a chance to play in front of your home crowd, especially on opening night. We know there’s going to be big energy in the stadium and it’s going to be a lot of fun, so yeah we want to go out there and win a baseball game for the fans. We want to give the people what they want,' Saints' manager Toby Gardenhire said before Tuesday's game.
A total of 20 of the Saints’ 60 home games will broadcast on either Fox 9+ or 45TV. The other 40 games are aired on the Saints Cable Network, which is on cable access channels in the Twin Cities metro. Head to the St. Paul Saints website to find the channel in your area.
The Saints open a six-game series against the Iowa Cubs Tuesday night at CHS Field.