Interns Needed for 2015 Season
We love our Danterns! They're the group of college-age staff members that handle all aspects of a Dans games - from pre-game set-up to on-field contests, taking tickets to working in the press box. Many of our Danterns have used this experience to propel them in their careers during or after college, such as:
- A top salesman with a media group in Springfield
- Staff member with the South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team
- A semester-long Internship with Duke University’s media partner
- Sports editor of SIU student newspaper.
Dans 2015 Schedule Released
The Prospect League has released it's 2015 schedule. Once again, the schedule includes 60 games - 30 at home and 30 on the road.
The season opens at Danville Stadium on Wednesday, May 27 against last year's league champions Quincy Gems. Be watching for special Welcome Back promotions for Opening Night and two other games that week.
This year we'll welcome the league's two new teams to Danville Stadium in early June. West Division foes Kokomo Jackrabbits make their first trip to Danville on Tuesday, June 9, with the East Division's Jamestown coming to town on the 10th and 13th. Other crossover games with East teams include a four-game road trip to Champion City and Chillicothe June 16-19, with Champion City coming here for two games in July.
Great News: Two-Buck Tuesday is back! We'll have six home games on Tuesdays, starting on June 9th. We'll also have our Triple Play Combos on Wednesdays.
Danville Stadium Seeing Rehab Projects
The Dans, the City of Danville, and the other teams that use this historic facility are pitching together to see that some needed upgrades are made to Danville Stadium.
One of the projects is the rehab of the infield surface. Crews with Midwest Athletic Fields have been working to scrape out and slope the infield dirt from the center grass to the outfield. This will allow any rainwater to drain off the infield, and not pool in low spots - allowing for quicker recovery after rainstorms this summer.
Then in the outfield, City of Danville crews have begun the process of removing the old outfield fence in preparation for a new, sturdier, upright fence. Once constructed, it will stay bare over the winter months, then be painted the familiar Danville Stadium green in time for the 2015 season.
We'll keep you posted on other planned upgrades to the home field of your Danville Dans.