Special Events


Perfect Practice Spring Training Every Saturday

From May 6th to June 3rd Spring Training Sessions will be the following:
3-4pm – Junior League Training
4-5pm – Adult League Training
5-6pm – Senior League Training


June 6th – Opening Day:

Join us for a very special opening day ceremony this year, taking place on June 6 at 4:00 pm at the Carrier Park. We are celebrating our World Series games happening in August, and opening day will kick off a fundraising campaign for the Carrier Park Superfield. The fundraising goal is to be able to construct a “super field” at Carrier Park big enough to hold 6 baseball games at the same time, with two jumbotron screens.  The completion of the Carrier Park “Superfield” would not only allow all 230 Challenger players and their teams to play at one fully integrated site for the first time, but in addition, the “Superfield” would enable Carrier Park to host a number of huge baseball, softball, and other tournaments that would draw thousands of athletes from the entire State of New York, the east coast of the United States and Canada.
To celebrate the opening day, we will have international recording artist Stephen Page singing the National Anthem and Kayla McKeon, Former Challenger Player and Co-Creator of Mattle’s new Barbie delivering the keynote.   The largest private donations ever pledged will be announced by the Lobdell and Lally Families with additional celebrity supporters speaking and in the stands.  The entire family is encouraged to attend and be a part of this momentous occasion. Plus we will be introducing our two teams headed to the World Series in Williamsport.  Every Challenger Player will receive a free meal ticket for a free hot dog and beverage.  Also new shirts purchased will be available at our Challenger table.

June 8th – Syracuse Spartans:

The Syracuse Spartans will visit our fields and work with our players on Thursday, June 8th.

June 9th – Syracuse Spartans:

The Syracuse Spartans will be fundraising for Challenger Baseball on Friday night June 9th at the OCC Baseball Field.


June 10th- Little League Night at NBT Stadium:

SIGN UP!  Little League Night at NBT Stadium is happening on Saturday, June 10th.  Please check your calendars – we posted the incorrect date in early emails. Little League Night is a FUN night where Little Leagues from all over Onondaga and Oswego Country get to walk in a parade around NBT Stadium while being announced by our friend and Mets GM Jason Smorol.  The kids love the opportunity to walk with their friends from the league around the stadium.  After the parade, the Mets will take on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and it’s a fireworks night with the extravaganza happening after the final out. Please sign up for free tickets for players and coaches here:  https://forms.gle/FWPj67bh7Jc17ixH9 Parents, friends and caregivers can purchase tickets to sit in our section by clicking here:    https://offer.fevo.com/syracuse-mets-vs-lhv-ufq3tj1-c02ffdf?fevoUri=syracuse-mets-vs-lhv-ufq3tj1-c02ffdf%2F DAY OF THE GAME: 5:15 PM – Pick up your tickets outside the stadium on game day – look for Coach Kathi Joslyn who is the coach of the Grey Tie Dye team.  She will be standing on the left side of the entrance steps.  (If you are looking at the stadium – look to your left.) 5:30 PM – PARADE LINEUP INSIDE THE STADIUM ON THE THIRD BASE SIDE OF THE CONCOURSE. After the parade players are encouraged to sit with their parents or caregivers.

June 14th – Chipotle Fundraiser

Foil your dinner plans and stop by Chipotle at 3496 Erie Blvd East in Syracuse for our fundraiser on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We’re raising money to support Syracuse Challenger Baseball, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause! Click here for more details. Can’t wait to see you!

Saturday, July 29th – Stadium Night at NBT Stadium – 11am to 5pm

Fill out the online form to let us know if you will be attending!  Responses are due on July 14th.
11:00 am Red vs. Dark Blue – Trophies – 11:45 am
11:45 am Green vs. Gray Trophies –
12:30 pm 12:30 pm Homer vs Homer Challenger Players
1:30 pm The Gem Monorails vs. Subways – Trophies 2:15 pm
2:15 pm Wild Will’s Streetcars Vs. Locos – Trophies 3 pm
3:00 pm Diesels vs. Express – Trophies – 3:45 pm
3:45 pm Steamers vs. Engines – Trophies – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm Mets vs. Yankees Trophies – 5:15 pm
NBT Bank Stadium 1 Tex Simone Dr Syracuse, New York 13208-1228
August 2nd or 3rd – ALL STARS GAME AT CARRIER PARK:  Syracuse Challenger Baseball “Adult” All Stars v. Visit Syracuse All Stars Charity Softball Game at Carrier Park Field of Dreams – 5:30 PM Details to come!
August 9th – PARTY IN THE SQUARE WITH CHALLENGER BASEBALL Join us on August 9th at Party In The Square to hang in our VIP tent and watch Little Queen and Crushing Midnight while we bring back the 80’s and raise the funds to get our players to Williamsport.  Get your tickets today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/67ddd71c-47b0-42ff-89c1-764c8e5bdd03



August 25th – 4 PM- First Ever – World Series Challenger Senior Exhibition Game – Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA

August 26th -10:30AM – LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES TELEVISED GAME Syracuse vs. Lancaster – available on ESPN and the ESPN app.


The team will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsport Faxon Exit.  You can make reservations online here;


Or call 1-570-601-5800