OPENING DAY, SAINTS STYLE

More than 7,000 fans are expected Thursday as the Saints open their 23rd season and christen their new home, CHS Field, with a four-game series against Fargo-Moorhead.

When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 5:05 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets: Seats for the opener are sold out. However, 232 tickets for the grass berm along with standing-room tickets for the home-run porch will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday. Tickets are $5 for the berm and $7 for standing room; they can be purchased at the box office.

Opening night: Live music, a Mardi Gras-style parade and local dignitaries highlight pregame activities. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will throw out the first pitch.

This year’s pig (above): The Saints also will introduce the 2015 pig mascot, Pablo Pigasso.