It is sad, but the home opener will have to be postponed. The section of the city that is responsible for the field inspected it today and denied games until at least the first week of May. Despite the bad news of the opening day, something good came out of the meeting. The city committed to do some work on the drainage which will hopefully lead to a better field the rest of the season.
This means that the first game of the season will be away versus Stockholm at Skarpsnäck May first. This will also be Stockholms first game of the season. Two years ago, the Sharks played Stockholm in a double header away on May 28. The first game was lost to Stockholm 3-0. The second one only went to eight innings and a 4-14 win for the Gothenburg Sharks. Andreas Wahlin scored four runs and Sami Säkkinen drove in four runs. Stockholm was charged with seven (!) errors. The final game of the season was also played there. The Sharks fell short in that game and Stockholm won the title and the Sharks got the silver medal.
The home opener will be May 11 versus Alby Stars at Shark Park (as seen in the Calender). The Shark organization has saved something special for this. It was actually planed to be the official opening day since a while back. It will offer the ceremonial first pitch by a celebrity and of course a double header. Hopefully the field will take the opportunity to soak up the coming two weeks to be ready for some ball at May 11!