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2021 Schedule Announced

February 18, 2021 - High-A Central League (High-A Central) - Beloit Snappers News Release


A rendering of the new stadium for the Beloit Snappers
A rendering of the new stadium for the Beloit Snappers
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The 2021 season schedule for the Beloit Snappers was released by Major League Baseball on Thursday. The team will play 120 games, including 60 home games in Beloit, between May 4 and September 19.

Beloit Baseball also announced that the team will play the entire 2021 season as the Snappers before completing their anticipated rebrand prior to the 2022 season.

"Under the new Professional Development License system, Major League Baseball offered our franchise the opportunity to work with their branding, merchandising, and marketing teams to become the first affiliate to partner directly with them to unveil a new team identity in 2022," team president Jeff Jurgella said. "It is a win-win for our organization.

The history of the Snappers will be honored with a full-season send-off and our organization will have the opportunity to tap into the talent and resources of Major League Baseball to bring the name selected by fans through the fan vote to life in even bigger and better ways. We're excited to announce the full schedule for the Snappers Farewell Season today."

The Snappers will begin the Farewell Season on the road May 4-9 in Appleton playing against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. They will host the South Bend Cubs in Beloit on May 11-16 for their home opener series. The Snappers schedule will conclude on Sunday, September 19th with the conclusion of a six-game road series against the Lake County Captains.

A six-game series format will be maintained throughout the 2021 season with the Snappers playing games on Tuesday-Sunday each week. Monday will serve as a league-wide off-day throughout the season to allow for easier team travel. To allow for teams to play as many games as possible, playoffs are not expected to be held following the 2021 regular season.

To limit travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Snappers will play 19 of their 20 series in 2021 against teams in the High-A Central League's West Division. Stadium capacity limits are expected to be implemented for the 2021 season and will be announced leading up to the season.

The Snappers 2021 season schedule will be as follows:

May 4-9 at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

May 11-16 vs South Bend Cubs

May 18-23 at Cedar Rapids Kernels

May 25-30 vs Peoria Chiefs

June 1-6 at Quad Cities River Bandits

June 8-13 vs Cedar Rapids Kernels

June 15-20 at Peoria Chiefs

June 22-27 vs Quad Cities River Bandits

June 29-July 4 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

July 6-11 at South Bend Cubs

July 13-18 vs Quad Cities River Bandits

July 20-25 at Cedar Rapids Kernels

July 27-August 1 at Peoria Chiefs

August 3-8 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

August 10-15 at Quad Cities River Bandits

August 17-22 vs Peoria Chiefs

August 24-29 vs Cedar Rapids Kernels

August 31-September 5 at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

September 7-12 vs South Bend Cubs

September 14-19 at Lake County Captains

Games dates subject to change.

A Letter From Quint: Snappers Farewell Season

What an exciting few weeks for Beloit Baseball!

Our organization recently added team president Jeff Jurgella to our staff. Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in professional sports in the Midwest to Beloit, including more than a decade working at the Major League level. Not only does he have extensive experience at the highest levels of the game, but he is a Wisconsin native. He currently lives in Madison and is looking forward to moving to Beloit.

Last Friday, we officially became an affiliate of the Miami Marlins for the next 10 years. A year ago today, it was unlikely Beloit would have a professional baseball team in 2021, but thanks to the hard work of the Beloit Baseball board and the commitment of Diane Hendricks and other supporters of the stadium project, Beloit now has a bright long-term future as an affiliated Minor League team and will be opening a state-of-the-art stadium this summer that will serve both as a great venue for baseball but also as a year-round community events center.

Today, we're excited to unveil the Beloit Snapper's schedule for the upcoming season and make an exciting announcement.

We will play as the Snappers for the full 2021 season.

The new Professional Development License system offers a lot of benefits for teams and fans: better facilities, more efficient travel, closer partnerships with Major and Minor League affiliates, access to new technology, and more. It also offers affiliated teams the opportunity to tap into Major League Baseball's immensely talented marketing, merchandising, and media departments.

Now that the PDL system has been formalized and we are officially an affiliated team, we have the chance to collaborate directly with Major League Baseball's branding, licensing, and apparel experts and their vast connections around the nation to bring our new team identity to life in even bigger and better ways. We're excited to be the first Minor League team to have the opportunity to take advantage of these resources to showcase the team identity chosen by our fans on a national stage. To allow time to take full use of these new resources, we will be unveiling the new team name following the 2021 season.

We're very excited to dedicate the 2021 season as a proper farewell tour to the Snappers identity and celebrate the history of professional baseball in Beloit at both Pohlman Field and the new downtown stadium.

-Quint





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The new stadium for the Beloit Snappers under construction
The new stadium for the Beloit Snappers under construction

A rendering of the new stadium for the Beloit Snappers
A rendering of the new stadium for the Beloit Snappers

 

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