NPF Championship Returns To Rosemont August 15 - 19
2019 Championship Series to be Celebrated with Pre-Game Tailgating
Rosemont, Ill. – The nation’s top professional women’s softball teams will return to Rosemont August 15 – 19 to face off for the coveted Cowles Cup during the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series. Presented by Park Planet, the best-of-five series will take place at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Sports Complex (27 Jennie Finch Way), home to the NPF’s longest-running affiliate team and four-time Cowles Cup championship holders, the Chicago Bandits. 2019 marks the second consecutive year that the series takes place in Rosemont.
“We are thrilled to host the NPF Championship Series again in 2019,” said Chicago Bandits General Manager, Toni Calmeyn. “The Parkway Bank Sports Complex is a beautiful venue that we are proud to have in Rosemont, and the opportunity to bring an event the caliber of the league’s championship to our stadium is really special.”
The NPF Championship Series will feature the Chicago Bandits and USSSA Pride for the second consecutive year in a best-of-five series to determine who will take home the Cowles Cup.
“We truly enjoyed not only the Championship Series itself in 2018, but the complete Championship fan experience enabled by Rosemont,” commented NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “The stadium, dome, and surrounding entertainment district allow us to put on a Championship event worthy of the incredible athletes who are competing, as well as our passionate fans.”
Fans can take advantage of special pre-game tailgate events during the first three games of the series. The Wilson Tailgate Experience presented by Park Planet offers live music alongside food, drinks, contests and other interactive experiences in the Parkway Bank Sports Complex parking lot from 4 p.m. through 6 p.m. August 15 – 17. Admission to the tailgate experience is free.
The full 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series schedule is below.
National Pro Fastpitch Championship Schedule:
Thursday, August 15
Wilson Tailgate Experience featuring Nashville Electric Company (4 - 6 p.m. CST) Championship Series Game 1 (7- 9 p.m. CST)
Friday, August 16
Wilson Tailgate Experience featuring Band X (4 - 6 p.m. CST) Championship Series Game 2 (7- 9 p.m. CST)
Saturday, August 17
Wilson Tailgate Experience featuring The Prissillas (4 - 6 p.m. CST) Championship Series Game 3 (7- 9 p.m. CST)
Sunday, August 18
Championship Series Game 4 (5 p.m. CST) Game 4 will only be played if necessary.
Monday, August 19
Championship Series Game 5 (7 p.m. CST) Game 5 will only be played if necessary.
The 2019 NPF Championship Series will be shown live via FloSoftball.com. Fans can expect additional special features, insightful interviews, and behind the scenes coverage to also be available throughout the series on profastpitch.com.
Tickets for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series can be purchased in advance through the NPF and team websites, or via phone. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the game at the stadium box office, pending availability. Prices range from $7 - $16. 3-Day Reserved Seat Packages range from $20.00 to $47.00 each and will guarantee same seats for Games 1-3. Tickets are available by calling 877-722-6348 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com/npf-championship-series- tickets/artist/2518526.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.