SAUGET, IL - GCS Ballpark will host the annual "Braggin' Rights" game between the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri on April 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The two baseball programs will play at home of the Gateway Grizzlies for the third consecutive year. During the previous two years, the Tigers and Fighting Illini were able to draw thousands of fans to GCS Credit Union Ballpark. Mizzou has its sights on winning their first game against the Illini since 2014. The all-time series is split at 13-13.
"This is an intense rivalry game between two historically good programs looking to take their program to the next level, said Mizzou's head coach Steve Bieser. "This can go a long way in helping with recruiting since both programs are strong contenders for the top prospects in the St. Louis Metropolitan area," he said.
Since the front gates opened back in 2002, the Grizzlies' ballpark has hosted thousands of events including more than a decade of Frontier League professional baseball. The ballpark has strong ties to NCAA baseball in the St. Louis area. It serves as the home field for both Webster University and Lindenwood University in Belleville. The Illinois and Mizzou Braggin' Rights game is a tremendous addition to GCS Ballparks' collegiate schedule.
"We're thrilled to have these two historic institutions back at GCS Credit Union Ballpark," said Grizzlies' GM Steve Gomric. He went on to express how this will be "a great night of baseball."
Broadcast and radio information pertaining to this event is pending.
Field Box seats will start at just $10. The Fighting Illini will take the first base dugout and the Mizzou Tigers will take the third base dugout. Back by popular demand, the stadium will offer All-Inclusive tickets for the event as well. These tickets will include beer, soda, water and a home plate buffet up in our party suite area for just $50! You will need to take advantage of this great opportunity and choose your side at the Baseball Braggin' Rights game!
Single-game tickets and all-inclusive packages for this matchup are on sale now. Please call the Grizzlies' ticket office at 618-337-3000.
ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find - affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618.337.3000.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is celebrating its 25th season as a professional, independent baseball organization. Since its inception, the Frontier League has provided millions of fans to a fun and exciting baseball experience within the American Midwest. Consisting of 12 teams in two divisions and 96 game schedules, the league is recognized for the amount of talented athletes that are picked up by various MLB teams every year.