Crabs to lift ticket restrictions in time for big showdown with the Eagles

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Humboldt Crabs fans at last week’s season opener.

By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs will lift their ticket restrictions in time for Tuesday night’s big showdown against the Humboldt Eagles at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Crabs opened the season last weekend, but have allowed only a limited number of fans to attend in small pods through the opening five games, with tickets available only online on a pre-sale basis.

However, with the state scheduled to fully reopen on Tuesday after more than a year of restrictions caused by the pandemic, that will change, with general admission allowed.

And that comes just in time for the big all-local showdown, which is expected to attract a crowd of more than 800 spectators.

The Eagles are a 19U American Legion team that features a number of the top local high school and college players, and they have been very competitive in recent summers.

Game time on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m.

In other Crabs news this weekend, Friday night’s series opener against Seals Baseball has been rained out.

The two teams will now play a split doubleheader on Saturday, with game one set for 12:30 p.m. and the nightcap following at 7 p.m.

Eureka’s Ethan Fischel will face off against some of his former Humboldt Eagles teammates when the Crabs host the local American Legion club on Tuesday.

The two clubs will close out a three-game stand on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets bought for Friday’s game will be good for Saturday’s opener

Anyone with questions can email the Crabs at

The Crabs have won four straight since dropping the season opener.

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