PRESS RELEASE – The Windy City ThunderBolts and the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch are proud to announce a “Battle of the Sexes” fastpitch softball game at Standard Bank Stadium on Monday, June 23rd at 7 p.m.
The exhibition game will be the first time since the 2011 season that the Bandits have participated in this very popular event. The Bandits have packed local minor league ballparks throughout the area during these games and are excited to bring this great event to the Southside at the ThunderBolts’ home park in Crestwood.
The Chicago Bandits are a member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and have entertained the area with the best softball players in the world since 2005. Dozens of Olympians from around the world have played with the Bandits and in NPF including two-time Olympian and former NPF Pitcher of the Year, Jennie Finch. The Bandits currently have a 3-1 record against the men from various professional baseball teams.
The Bandits do not take these games lightly and play them with extreme intensity. Bandits’ General Manager Aaron Moore knows how competitive these games are. “We’re looking forward to the Battle of Sexes game against the ThunderBolts,” said Moore. “We have had great success in the past with these games and we’re looking for that to continue. The Thunderbolts run a first-class operation and it’s going to be an exciting game.”
ThunderBolts General Manager Mike Lucas is well aware of how special this event is to have on the Southside of Chicago. “We are excited to host the Chicago Bandits on June 23rd. The Bandits have been an elite franchise in National Pro Fastpitch since 2005.” Lucas continued by saying, “Our goal is to welcome a new demographic of fan to Standard Bank Stadium in just over 4 months. ThunderBolts players, staff, and fans are going to be in for a fun evening at the Battle of the Sexes.”
More information will be announced in the coming weeks. However, here is what you need to know…
What: “Battle of the Sexes” fastpitch softball game
Who: Frontier League’s Windy City ThunderBolts host National Pro Fastpitch’s Chicago Bandits
When: Monday, June 23rd at 7 pm, Gates will open at a special 5 pm time for batting practice viewing
Where: Standard Bank Stadium, Crestwood
Tickets go on sale on-line at wcthunderbolts.com, by phone at 708-489-2255, or at the Standard Bank Stadium box office on Monday, March 3rd at noon.
Advance Ticket Prices: Lower Deck is $12 and Upper Deck is $10
Day-of-Game Prices: Lower Deck is $15 and Upper Deck is $12
The Windy City ThunderBolts will sell a LIMITED amount of Lower Deck seats for $10 to groups of 20 or more. Other group areas such as our Executive Suites, Picnics, and more are also available.
Individual tickets for this event go on-sale Monday, March 3rd at noon! All group tickets are on-sale now!