Kalamazoo Growlers Release 2017 Schedule
Team seeing a large uptick in preseason ticket sales
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers released their schedule for the 2017 season today. The 2017 season kicks off the fourth season of play in the Northwoods league and will begin on Tuesday, May 30th at home against the Rockford Rivets.
“The schedule release is always an exciting time for our fans and our 4th season is going to be one to remember. We’ve got an exciting team lined up, a number of ballpark renovations to unveil and a unique entertainment schedule on tap for our fans this summer. ” said Brian Colopy, Growlers Managing Partner.
Hot off a record 2016 season where the Growlers were named Northwoods League Organization of the year, the box office has seen an uptick in sales from previous years and have already surpassed the team’s 5-Game pack sales for the entire 2016 season. The team recently sold out of the pack bleacher option and only 100 box seat packs remain.
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While the promotional lineup won’t be released until early spring, fans can look forward to a six-game homestand the first week of July including the team’s annual Red, White, and BOOM! Night and Fourth of July Fireworks show.
The rest of the home schedule consists of 18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games with a mix of weekday games. Most games will start at 7:05pm with the exception of Sundays, when game time will be 3:05pm. The full schedule can be found here.
The team will play their rival Battle Creek Bombers at home for their first Friday night of the season on June 2nd at 7:05pm. The rivals will also compete in the unique day/night double headers playing in both cities on June 20th and July 26th.
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.