ARCATA – Humboldt Crabs Baseball and The City of Arcata announce the season opening dinner on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way.  Tickets for this event are presale only.

The Crabs invite fans to attend the festivities celebrating their 67th season and meet the 2011 team.

“The season opening dinner is always a memorable community event,” said Crabs President Matt Filar. “Everyone looks forward to this fun evening with their family and friends.”

Fans can purchase dinner tickets at the video counter in all Ray’s Food Place stores and at the Arcata City Hall. A mail order ticket purchase forms can be downloaded as either a Word file or a PDF.

Proceeds from the opening dinner, co-sponsored by the Crabs and the City of Arcata, will go to toward improvements at the Arcata Ball Park. During the evening, the Crabs will sponsor a silent auction to help raise additional funds to support the team.

The doors open with a no-host social hour at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m.  

Special Early Bird Pricing for tickets is available until May 29:  $20 per person for adults, $15 for fans 12 and under. Fans must purchase tickets prior to the dinner; tickets will not be sold at the door.

“The dinner sells out every year,” Filar said, “and every year we have to turn away disappointed fans at the door. So I urge fans, take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing and get those tickets now. They won’t last.”

Crabs fans will meet the new 2011 team at the dinner on Friday night. First pitch of the 2011 season will come the following day, Saturday, June 4, 12:30 p.m., when the Crabs take the field against their traditional opening day rivals, the Fairfield Indians.

If you or your organization would like to donate an auction item for the dinner, contact us at

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