Monarchs to play in 104th Annual Midnight Sun Game in Alaska
- Written by Jim DeSana
|Growden Memorial Stadium
BOWLING GREEN—The Lake Erie Monarchs, at the invitation of the Alaska Goldpanners will take part in the 104th playing of the Midnight Sun this June in Fairbanks, Alaska. The game is played on June 21st, the date of the summer solstice.
Baseball America has identified the Midnight Sun Game, as well as a Red Sox-Yankees showdown at Boston’s Fenway Park and the College World Series in Omaha, as one of its 12 ‘’must-see'’ events.
The game has been called a baseball happening like no other, a baseball game played 160 miles south of the Arctic Circle beginning at 10:30 in the evening at Growden Memorial Stadium. The solstice provides 22 hours of daylight and offers the opportunity for the game to be played past midnight and into the next day without the benefit of any artificial lighting.
The Monarchs are no strangers to
In addition to the Midnight Sun game, the Monarchs will be crisscrossing Alaska and playing 11 more games against the Goldpanners, the Anchorage Bucs, the Kenai Oilers, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Matsu Miners.