Wausau, WIS- The Northwoods League schedule for the 2017 season was released today. The Wisconsin Woodchucks will open the 2017 season in Green Bay, against the Bullfrogs on Tuesday, May 30. The Woodchucks will start their season at home the very next day, also against the Bullfrogs, on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:35 pm.
The Woodchucks have a 72 game schedule with 36 home games, spread out evenly throughout the summer. The longest stretch of home games will occur just after the Fourth of July when the Woodchucks play at home five days in a row, from Thursday, July 6 – Monday, July 10. Later in July, on Tuesday the 18th, the Wisconsin Woodchucks will host the 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game, presented by Ascension. The two days of All-Star Game festivities will include a banquet, Fan Fest, Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game itself. See the full schedule here.
Fireworks Fridays will once again be returning to Athletic Park for the 2017 season; stay after every Friday game for a fantastic fireworks show! A fun and exciting promotional schedule for fans of all ages is being planned and will be released in the spring.
The League, which plays two halves to determine playoff participants, will end the first half of play on July 4 with the second half beginning the following day. The new playoff format will continue in 2017. Beginning on August 14 the first and second half divisional champions will have home field advantage on the first day of the one-game elimination divisional playoffs. Their opponents will be determined by the two divisional teams remaining with the best overall records. The winners of those games will play against each other the following day in another one-game elimination division championship. With no off-day in between, the North and South Division Champions will then meet in a best-of-three series for the Summer Collegiate World Series from August 16-18. Find the full schedule here.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to offer many great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2017 season. The 5-Game Packs will be available again this year, with some small adjustments, as well as new Flex Plans and options for groups. Season Tickets, ½ Season Tickets, Flex Plans and Holiday Packages are now on sale, order yours today by calling the Woodchucks Ticket Sales team at 715.845.5055. 5-Game Packs and Group tickets will be going on sale in the coming weeks. Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 21, 2017.