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Play Ball! It's Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Season

The Mud Hens return for the 2024 season at Fifth Third Field! Here's what you need to know to enjoy Toledo's favorite pastime.

The Toledo Mud Hens play at Fifth Third Field, located at 406 Washington St., it is the anchor of Hensville and downtown Toledo's Warehouse District. The award-winning facility plays host to 70 regular season baseball games a year. Check out these Know Before You Go resources to prepare for game day.

Thirty-nine of the 75 home games will be played on weekend dates (Friday: 13, Saturday: 13, Sunday: 13). The Mud Hens celebrate Mother’s Day (May 12), Father’s Day (June 16) the weekend before Independence Day (June 30 – July 3), and Labor Day (September 2) at home.

The team plays at home against rival Columbus (Cleveland Guardians affiliate) nine times (July 1-3 and September 17-22), against Iowa (Chicago Cubs affiliate) six times (August 20-25) and against Louisville (Cincinnati Reds affiliate) 12 times (June 25-30 and July 23-28). The 2024 regular season is slated to finish on Sunday, September 22.

Download 2024 Schedule PDF



From holidays to family days, theme nights to Hens & Hounds games, the Mud Hens have promos running all season long to take your game experience to the next level. Check out the full promotions schedule to help make your plans.

Start your night off with a Hens game and follow it up with live music. The popular postgame music series returns to Hensville Park. For select dates this summer, Hensville Live! will take place across the street from Fifth Third Field on the Owens Corning stage. This year, a Toledo Mud Hens ticket will double as entrance to the concert that night. A ticket is REQUIRED for entrance into Hensville Park.

The Mud Hens offer awesome packages for parties, groups, special events and more. But if you're just looking to grab a few tickets for night at the ballpark, single game tickets are now on sale. BUY TICKETS


A mud hen is a marsh bird with short wings and long legs that inhabits swamps or marshes. Such birds have been known as marsh hens, rails, coots, or mud hens.

The Toledo baseball Mud Hens earned their present name in 1896 and have kept it, with very few exceptions, ever since. In that year the team played at Bay View Park. The surrounding marshland was frequented by these strange birds. The abundance of mud hens near the park brought about the nickname and the rest, as they say, is history.