Montreal to play games before All-Star break

12/11/2003 - Montreal Expos

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Expos released a schedule Thursday
that calls for 22 games to be played in San Juan, even though an
agreement with the Puerto Rican promoter has yet to be finalized.

The 2004 schedule has the Expos playing 59 games at Olympic
Stadium and 22 "home" games in Puerto Rico, all before the
All-Star break.

Rich Levin, a spokesman for the commissioner's office, said the
agreement with promoter Antonio Munoz would not be completed until
next week.

Montreal's games in San Juan would be against the New York Mets
(April 9-11), Florida (April 13-15), Milwaukee (May 18-20), San
Francisco (May 21-23), Toronto (July 2-4), Atlanta (July 5-7) and
Pittsburgh (July 8-11).

The Expos open the season April 6 with a three-game series at
World Series champion Florida, and the Olympic Stadium opener is
April 23 against Philadelphia.

Montreal hiked ticket prices for the first time since 2000, with
the top-priced seats rising from $35 to $40 Canadian. Other tickets
will range from $10 for bleacher seats to $30 for box seats.
Children and seniors get $5 off.