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OUR TOWN, OUR TEAM!


Cities shape the lives and outlooks of the people that live in them. Chico has formed a distinct identity, distinguishing itself from other cities. If you ask anyone who has lived here for any extended period of time they will tell you our quality of life is second to none.

Chico is home to the beautiful Bidwell Park which is the second largest park in the nation. We are home to the famous Sierra Nevada Brewery that produces arguably the best craft beer in the world. And now, Chico has it’s very own baseball team! The Chico Heat, named after the unmistakable effect created from high intensity summer time temperatures.

What makes Chico truly amazing is the people who live here, our community. Now we have a team to rally around. A place we can go and be social, with a common goal of rooting for our home team. There is an undeniable benefit to having “our” own team. Even people who don’t attend games benefit from having a home team to root for, brag about and sometimes even complain about. America’s pastime is once again alive and well in Chico, CA.

The Chico Heat are here to help make Chico an even better place to live. A better place to raise a family. Nettleton Stadium is simply another jewel in the crown that we call Chico. A safe, affordable, social environment to build and create emotional ties and bonds around summertime experiences that are formed to last a lifetime.

Years from now, reminiscing on the past, no one will ever remember who won or lost. What they will remember is how they felt that summer at the ballpark. They will remember theat affinity of their hometown team.

Chico is our hometown and the Chico Heat is our hometown team!


Chico Heat To Host the All-Star Game

Get your All-Star tickets now by calling 725-5444 or visit ChicoHeat.com to buy tickets online.

The GWL All-Stars will be looking to leave their mark on the league’s mid-summer classic, showcasing their pro-prospect skills at Nettleton Stadium on the campus of California State University, Chico on Monday, July 24, beginning at 6:35 pm. The official pre-game ceremony will begin at 6:05pm with the introduction of this year’s All-Stars followed by the National Anthem.   [...]

Last year, the All-Star Game was played in Medford, OR where the league’s best players were taken from each team and divided into North vs South rosters. This year, the All-Star game will offer fans a bit of a twist as the 2017 Chico Heat will face the best players from each of the five other teams in what the league has coined a “Chico Heat vs. the league” match-up.

“We wanted to give our fans in Chico an opportunity to see their home team take on the most talented players in the league and quite frankly some of the best baseball prospects in the country” said Heat GM Hunter Hampton.

The GWL World team will be compromised of twenty-three (23) players –nominated by the league managers; twelve of these players will be players identified by the Major League Scouting Bureau as “top prospects.” The roster for league team will be named Tuesday July 19th. Chico will have its entire roster available to play and will be coached by skipper Fred Ludwig. Last season, Ludwig was named 2016 GWL Coach of the Year and won the GWL Inaugural Season Championship with the Heat.

In the days leading up to the All-Star game, parents and fans will have the opportunity to bid on one of two Batboy/Batgirl spots: one for the Chico Heat and one for the World team. Proceeds from this bid process will go entirely to the Boys and Girls Club of North Valley. Stay tuned to www.ChicoHeat.com for bidding details.

Chico Heat season ticket holders and twelve (12) game mini-plans will have their All-Star Game tickets included and individual tickets will go on sale May 15, 2017. For more ticket information call the Chico Heat office at 530-725-5444.

About the Great West League:

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.

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Contact:

Hunter Hampton, Chico Heat GM

530-725-5444 (w)

chicoheatgm@gmail.com