HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Thousands of fans headed to Dunkin’ Donuts Park Friday night for the Hartford Yard Goats’ home opener.

“Opening day should be a holiday. It’s always exciting to welcome fans back into the ballpark, get ready, the team take the field… the sun’s out, popcorn‘s popping, everything’s great,” said Tim Restall, Hartford Yard Goats president.

Fans were excited to watch the game and take in all the action.

“It’s always just a great experience to come out and get to watch some good baseball,” one fan said.

The Yard Goats lost to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.