As the much-awaited Dogfish debut quickly approaches, we want to give fans an idea of what to expect.
This Saturday, Boxer Stadium’s stands will be packed with Ultimate fans from all over the Bay Area. We have signed some of the best players in the country, and this is your chance to watch them play from the front lines.
Clearly, the main attraction will be the exciting showdown between the Portland Stags and the Dogfish. The two teams have anxiously waited for opening day, and the energy level will be unrivalled. If you want an inside look into the matchup on the field, check out our game preview.
Nevertheless, Dogfish event coordinator Rosa Lee hopes that the people will appreciate the game day experience for more than just the action on the field: “For the staff, it’s important that we create an event that is true to Ultimate and hopefully a great time for both Ultimate and non-Ultimate players alike.”
Lee and the rest of the Dogfish staff have been hard at work, insuring there will be several other attractions that will stimulate and satisfy the fans on Saturday:
– Delicious food and drinks will be provided during the game. In addition to our own concession stand, local burger vendor Doc’s by the Bay will be on hand. Don’t worry, we won’t let hunger distract you from the fight on the field.
– The halftime show will be headed by our beloved Dogfish mascot Dougie, who will keep the energy high even when the players are in the locker room. A hint for the young Dogfish fans: practice the “Dougie” dance.
– After the game, join the team at Kezar Pub (770 Stanyan St.). This will be a post-game ritual for many fans this season, as you will get a chance to meet your favorite players and even grab a drink or two with the team. Although you might not expect it, Kezar Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, so bring the kids along and let them share in the fun. As an added bonus, game attendees will receive 20% off drinks and food!
Of course, even with the staff’s additions, the focus of the day will still be the opening game. “At the end of the day, we understand that people are coming to watch Dogfish take on the Stags,” Lee adds. “For some it will be their first game, so we won’t be doing anything that will take away from that experience.”
While we anticipate a large turnout, there are still tickets available. If you love the sport, this is a great opportunity to share that excitement with your friends and family. So don’t hesitate, join us this Saturday at Boxer Stadium to cheer on your Dogfish as they compete in the first professional Ultimate game in San Francisco.