The Blast will open the 2012-13 season at 1st Mariner Arena against the expansion Chicago Soul on Nov. 3 at 7:35 p.m.
In a rematch of the 2011 and 2012 Major Indoor Soccer League championship, the Blast will face the Milwaukee Wave for the first time on Nov. 16 at 7:35 p.m. in Baltimore. The two teams will meet four times during the 26-game slate, which was released Friday.
The Blast and Wave will also square off on Dec. 22 and Jan. 12, both at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee, and in the regular-season finale on Feb. 23 at 7:35 p.m. in Baltimore.
This season, the MISL schedule increases from 24 to 26 games, and divisions were removed from the league.
The MISL playoffs are scheduled to begin March 8 with the top four seeds in the semifinals. Each pair will meet in a home-and-home series with a mini game following the second game, if needed. The championship will follow the same format and is set to begin March 15. The higher seed will choose which game it hosts.
Season tickets, mini season ticket plans and single-game tickets will go on sale soon. Season tickets and mini plans will be available through the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST. Single-game tickets will be available at the 1st Mariner Arena box office and at all TicketMaster outlets, including TicketMaster phone charge at 410-547-SEAT. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. For additional information on Blast tickets, call the Blast at 410-73-BLAST.
With a 26-game slate, including 13 at home, according to the schedule released Friday.
BALTIMORE BLAST 2012-13 SCHEDULE
Date / Opponent / Time Saturday, November 3 / vs. Chicago Soul / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, November 9 / vs. Chicago Soul / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 / vs. Syracuse Silver Knights / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, November 16 / vs. Milwaukee Wave / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 / at Rochester Lancers / 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 23 / at Wichita Wings / 8:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 24 / at Missouri Comets / 8:35 p.m.
Friday, December 7 / vs. Wichita Wings / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 / vs. Missouri Comets / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, December 21 / at Chicago Soul / 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 / at Milwaukee Wave / 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 / at Rochester Lancers / 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 4 / vs. Rochester Lancers / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 / vs. Rochester Lancers / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, January 11 / at Chicago Soul / 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 12 / at Milwaukee Wave / 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 18 / at Syracuse Silver Knights / 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 / at Syracuse Silver Knights / 1:30 p.m.
Friday, January 25 / vs. Rochester Lancers / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 / vs. Missouri Comets / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, February 1 / at Syracuse Silver Knights / 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 / vs. Syracuse Silver Knights / 7:35 p.m.
Friday, February 8 / at Wichita Wings / 8:35 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 / at Missouri Comets / 4:10 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 / vs. Wichita Wings / 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 / vs. Milwaukee Wave / 7:35 p.m.
All home games are played at 1st Mariner Arena
All times are Eastern Standard