2018 Chico Heat Schedule Released
Chico, CA: November 10, 2017 The Great West League released its 2018 schedule today, as presented by league commissioner Ken Wilson. Each of the league’s six teams will play 60-games in a balanced schedule
Moving into its third season, the league continues to evolve, and the 2018 season brings two new teams to the league. The Klamath Falls Gems and San Francisco Seals will be joining the Great West League. Heat fans should recognize the Seals name as they have a storied, bay area, tradition of playing baseball in Northern California. Klamath Falls has a great facility and will make travelling to Oregon more efficient. The Yuba City Bears will not return for 2018, however, Marysville will change its name from Marysville Gold Sox to the Yuba Sutter Gold Sox. The Portland Pickles have chosen to change leagues joining the West Coast League which makes more sense as most of those teams reside in Washington and Northern Oregon making travel schedules for all much less of a burden.
The Great West League season opens Tuesday, May 29th with the defending GWL Champion Medford Rogues at home against the Lincoln Potters. The league’s two new clubs also open at home. The Klamath Falls Gems host the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox on May 29th, while the San Francisco Seals entertain the Chico Heat on May 30th. Chico, Lincoln and Yuba-Sutter all open at home on June 1st.
The Chico Heat home schedule opening night will feature the first of three of their legendary fireworks shows brought to you by Golden Valley Bank. The Heat season will end Saturday, August 4th, 2018 against the Lincoln Potters. The Heat will play a balanced schedule with 30 games at home and 30 games on the road. Each team in the league will play each other 12 times, 6 at home and 6 on the road.
Tickets are on sale now! Choose from six game packages, thirteen game packages, or full season ticket packages. You can choose from one of two six game packages. Choices include: plan (A) five Fridays plus a mid-week game -or- plan (B) five Saturdays plus a mid-week game. Each of the six game plans include a firework show. If you’d like more games, choose the Baker’s Dozen package where you pay for twelve games and get the 13th game thrown in for free. With the Baker’s Dozen pack plan, you will get all three of the fireworks games on the schedule.
Prices start at $60 per seat for the six-game plan (1st base side) and $120 per seat for the baker’s dozen plan (1st base side). If you plan on purchasing season tickets, the Chico Heat have offered an amazing discount for you with any purchase prior to January 1, 2018. The Chico Heat BOGO plan will get you two seats for the price of one! When you buy one season ticket prior to January 1, 2018 you will automatically receive a second ticket free! Additional information can be had by calling 530-725-5444 or visiting the Chico Heat offices at 1722 Mangrove Ave #24.
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.