The Pacific Coast League (PCL) champions, the El Paso Chihuahuas, are inviting fans to Southwest University Park for a special watch party to cheer on their team one last time in 2016, as they take on the International League Champions, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees), for the Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship title.
The watch party will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The game is slated to air at 6:05 p.m. on the videoboard via the nationally televised broadcast on NBC Sports Network (check listings).
Tickets for the event are $5 with proceeds benefiting the Chihuahuas Foundation. The event is free to Season Seat Holders. Limited food and beverage will be available at the concession stand. Seating is general admission and is limited.
The Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship game is a one game winner-take-all contest between the winners of the PCL and International League. This year’s game will take place at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn. The Chihuahuas played host to the game in 2015.
The Chihuahuas captured the league title on Saturday in a thrilling 4-3, 12-inning game at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) en route to a 3-1 series victory.
It marked the first league championship for the Chihuahuas, the first for an El Paso affiliated baseball club since 1994 and the first for a San Diego Padres affiliate since 1988. The team ended the 2016 campaign 73-70.
WHO: El Paso Chihuahuas (PCL Champions) vs. the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League Champions)
WHAT: Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship Watch Party
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First pitch on the video board is slated for 6 p.m.
WHERE: Southwest University Park