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Village of Rosemont Assumes Ownership of Chicago Bandits Franchise for 2017 Season

New Owners

Rosemont, Ill. (Feburuary 1, 2017) – The Village of Rosemont announced today that it will assume the ownership of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Chicago Bandits team franchise for the 2017 season. Under the new ownership, updates will be made to the 2017 team roster and a new head coach will be announced at a later date.

The new ownership also includes the announcement of longtime Village of Rosemont financial analyst, Toni Calmeyn, as the team’s new general manager.  

“The Ballpark at Rosemont--a stadium that was built for women’s softball--will still be home to the Chicago Bandits” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “The Village of Rosemont will continue to run the first-class operation that is the Chicago Bandits, and we look forward to building upon the team’s legacy as a premier sporting event.”


The 2017 Chicago Bandits schedule is as follows:


DATE TIME (CST) OPPONENT LOCATION

Thursday, June 1 7:05 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont
Friday, June 2 7:35 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont
Saturday, June 3 7:35 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont


Sunday, June 11 TBD USSSA Pride Tallahassee, Fla.
Monday, June 12 TBD USSSA Pride Tallahassee, Fla
Tuesday, June 13 TBD USSSA Pride Tallahassee, Fla.

Wednesday, June 14 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont
Thursday, June 15 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont
Friday, June 16 7:35 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont


Tuesday, June 20 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs Scrap Yard Sports (Conroe, Texas)
Wednesday, June 21 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs Scrap Yard Sports (Conroe, Texas)
Thursday, June 22 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs Scrap Yard Dogs (Conroe, Texas)


Friday, June 23 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge San Marcos, Texas
Saturday, June 24 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge San Marcos, Texas
Sunday, June 25 1:05 p.m. Texas Charge San Marcos, Texas


Tuesday, June 27 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)
Wednesday, June 28 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)
Thursday, June 29 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)


Friday, June 30 7:35 p.m. Team Canada National Team The Ballpark at Rosemont
Saturday, July 1 5:35 p.m. Team Canada National Team The Ballpark at Rosemont


Monday, July 3 7:05 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont
Tuesday, July 4 1:05 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont
Wednesday, July 5 7:05 p.m. Akron Racers The Ballpark at Rosemont


Friday, July 7 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)
Saturday, July 8 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)
Sunday, July 9 TBD Akron Racers Firestone Stadium (Akron, Ohio)


Saturday, July 15 5:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs Scrap Yard Dogs (Conroe, Texas)
Sunday, July 16 1:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs Scrap Yard Dogs (Conroe, Texas)


Tuesday, July 18 TBD USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium (Viera, Fla.)
Wednesday, July 19 TBD USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium (Viera, Fla.)
Thursday, July 20 TBD USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium (Viera, Fla.)


Friday, July 21 7:35 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont
Saturday, July 22 7:35 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont
Sunday, July 23 3:05 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont


Tuesday, July 25 11:05 a.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont
Wednesday, July 26 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont
Thursday, July 27 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont


Tuesday, Aug. 1 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont
Wednesday, Aug. 2 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont
Thursday, Aug. 3 7:05 p.m. Scrap Yard Dogs The Ballpark at Rosemont


Saturday, Aug. 5 4:05 p.m. Texas Charge San Marcos, Texas
Sunday, Aug. 6 1:05 p.m. Texas Charge San Marcos, Texas


Monday, Aug. 7 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont
Tuesday, Aug. 8 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont
Wednesday, Aug. 9 7:05 p.m. Texas Charge The Ballpark at Rosemont


Friday, Aug. 11 7:35 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont
Saturday, Aug. 12 7:35 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont
Sunday, Aug. 13 3:05 p.m. USSSA Pride The Ballpark at Rosemont


Thursday, Aug. 17 TBD NPF Championship Series TBD
Friday, Aug. 18 TBD NPF Championship Series TBD
Saturday, Aug. 19 TBD NPF Championship Series TBD
Sunday, Aug. 20 TBD NPF Championship Series TBD


About the Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson, Monica Abbott and Tammy Williams. The four-time and back-to-back NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team. The 2016 season marked the Bandits fourth championship in their 12th season in the NPF.


About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois: Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Rosemont is home to the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, MB Financial Park entertainment district, Rosemont Theatre and a wide variety of hotels and restaurants. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit www.Rosemont.com.