Making their debut at their home base at Skylands Stadium, The Sussex County Miners had racked up a three game loss playing away. Their first home game changed that with a 4 - 1 win over the New Jersey Jackals before a packed stadium. Owner Al Dorso had planned diverse entertainment for the huge crowd in attendance. Along with many dignitaries watching, Dorso planned an elaborate party for his VIP guests. The new matrix board displayed the roster and gave a history of each player as well as batting averages.