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Chico Heat Announce 2017 Schedule

Chico, CA: The Great West League has announced two new teams for the 2017 season.  Yuba and Lincoln will be joining Chico and Marysville as the California based teams while Medford and Portland will make up the Oregon based teams.  Yuba will share the stadium with the Marysville Gold Sox. The Chico Heat home schedule begins…. Read More

Washington Husky to Play for the Heat

Chico, CA: The Chico Heat have announced that pitcher Lucas Knowles, from the University of Washington will join the Heat for the 2017 summer season. Knowles, from Port Orchard, WA is a redshirt freshman in his first year with the Huskies. At South Kipsap High School: Earned two varsity letters in baseball … named a preseason West…. Read More

Chico Heat Sign UC Davis Star Caleb Van Blake

2016: Appeared in 21 games, making 13 starts… Hit .213 in 61 at-bats, slugging five doubles, a triple, and scoring seven times, while driving in nine… Made his collegiate debut on April 10 against Hawai’i as a pinch-hitter… Made his first career start at second base against UC Irvine on April 24… Collected his first collegiate…. Read More


GWL Attendance Grows Year Two

Extreme Heat Burns Chico

September 28, 2017, Chico, CA:  Following a stellar inaugural season, Great West League overall attendance showed an increase in 2017.  "We're extremely happy with how our infant league is growing," said GWL Commissioner Ken Wilson.  "We had more fans attend our games this season than last."

Attendance in the recently completed regular season totaled 192,115, for an average of 1,076 per game.  In 2016, the league drew 191,629 in 17 fewer dates.  The 2017 post-season featured 8-games and drew 9,625, for an average of 1,203.  "With a total attendance of 201,740, it's the first time we've passed 200,000," noted Wilson.

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The Portland Pickles drew 50,514 fans, an average of 1,684 per game, to lead the league.  The Pickles average attendance increased 8% over 2016 and ranked #18 in the Summer Collegiate Top 100 Per Game Average Attendance, published by Ballpark Business.

In the 2016 season , the Chico Heat lead the Great West League in both total attendance and average game attendance. The Heat also set the GWL single game attendance record with 4,415 people on the 4th of July. Nationally, in their inaugural season Chico ranked 15th in total attendance and 21st in the country for average attendance.

In 2017, due to the hottest summer in decades, Chico attendance faltered a bit. “We had twice as many triple digit temperatures at game time than we had all of last season which resulted in large numbers of people choosing to stay inside” said Heat GM Hunter Hampton. Despite the extreme temperatures of 2017, the Chico Heat finished second in the GWL attendance derby, setting a new league record for single game attendance of 4,473, averaging 1,337 per game and ranking #38 in the Top 100 ranking

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.