2020 Schedule Announced
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - In conjunction with the Prospect League, the Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, announced their 2020 schedule Thursday morning. The defending champions open the season Thursday, May 28, at VA Memorial Stadium with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Along with $1 draft beer for Thirsty Thursday, there will also be a postgame fireworks display to celebrate the opening of the new season.
Once again, the schedule features 60 regular-season games with the Paints playing 30 at home and 30 on the road. The Paints will play all 60 of its games in the East Division against the Champion City Kings (Springfield, Ohio), Danville Dans (Danville, Ill.), Lafayette Aviators (Lafayette, Ind.), REX (Terre Haute, Ind.) and West Virginia Miners (Beckley, W.Va.). Chillicothe will play rival West Virginia more than any other team in 2020, the two are slated for 25 meetings.
"The Paints are looking forward to a fantastic 28th season and competing for a second-staight Prospect League Championship! If you or your business would like to become a marketing partner with the Paints, please call us," said Managing Partner Bryan Wickline. "More than 300 games and over 230,000 fans walk through our gates each year at VA Memorial Stadium."
The Prospect League schedule is designed to give players a taste of life in the minor leagues with charter bus travel, night games in front of enthusiastic crowds, and numerous overnight series in opponent cities.
The league's 12 teams stretch across five different states, split into two divisions. The Champion City Kings (Springfield, Ohio), Chillicothe Paints (Ohio), Danville Dans (Ill.), Lafayette Aviators (Ind.), REX (Terre Haute, Ind.) and West Virginia Miners (Beckley) will play in the East Division. The West Division includes the Cape Catfish (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), DuPage Pistol Shrimp (Lisle, Ill.), O'Fallon (Mo.), Normal CornBelters (Ill.), Quincy Gems (Ill.) and Springfield Sliders (Ill.).
The 2020 season also brings a return to split-season play. Division winners from the first and second halves of the season will meet in a one-game divisional championship with the winners advancing to the best-of-three Prospect League Championship Series. The league previously used the split-season format for three seasons from 2010-2012 and most recently from 2014-2016.
To advertise at VA Memorial Stadium or to schedule company outings, birthdays, team picnics or to receive group discounts, call the Paints Office at (740) 773-8326. Season tickets are also available online at www.ChillicothePaints.com, the Paints Office & Gift Shop at 11 East 2nd Street in Chillicothe, or by calling (740) 773-8326.
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