Governor’s Cup Finals Moved to PNC Field

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MOOSIC, PA. (September 11, 2018) – The International League has announced that, due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina, all five games of the 2018 Governor’s Cup Finals between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Durham Bulls will be played at PNC Field in Moosic. The series begins tonight and would conclude on Saturday at the latest.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will serve as the home team in games 1 and 2 while Durham will be the home side for the remainder of the series. Games 1 through 4 will begin at 6:35 p.m. while Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. first pitch.
“In consultation with the participating organizations, the decision has been made that it is in the best interest of all involved that the entire Governors’ Cup Finals now be scheduled for PNC Field,” stated International League President Randy Mobley. “The developing weather conditions in the Durham area have forced this decision. We hope to have a fun and competitive series while also keeping those impacted by Hurricane Florence in our thoughts.”
Games 1 and 2 were already slated to be played in Pennsylvania on September 11 and 12. The RailRiders topped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the semifinal round, three games to one. Durham beat the Toledo Mud Hens 3-1 in their semifinal series.
Game 3, as well as any additional games needed in this series, were scheduled to be played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park beginning on Thursday, September 13. According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is slated hit the shores of the Carolinas late Thursday night or early Friday morning and could reach the coast as a Category 3 storm or higher.
The RailRiders will honor ticket purchases made for any game that was to be played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Fans are asked to show proof of purchase at the E-Auto Box Office at PNC Field and they will be given the best available seats based on their prior purchase.
Tickets for all five games are now are available online now at For more information, contact the RailRiders front office (570) 969-BALL.