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It will mark the sixth time in the last seven seasons that the defending World Series Champions play the first national prime-time game of the season.
It is a change in the original schedule, but it doesn't impact any home games.
That means the Friday, April 8 day game in the City is the moment most Giants fans have been waiting a lifetime to see. A home opener following is a World Series win is quite the celebration. The players gets their rings, the trophy is presented and the fans get their first chance inside a stadium to give the boys of summer a huge cheer.
Tickets are sure to premium and could go even higher than World Series tickets last fall.
This means instead of being the first home opener of the season, the Giants will be among the last. No matter for fans who are probably willing to savor the moment of victory 56 years in the making.