SAUGET — The Gateway Grizzlies have released their 2014 schedule and the Frontier League team will play four exhibition games and 96 regular season games next summer.
The 2014 All-Star week, presented by the Casino Queen, will begin on July 14 and end July 17 in the friendly confines of GCS Ballpark.
"We are honored to be chosen to host the All-Star game," Grizzlies General Manager Steve Gomric said. "Our plan is to put on a tremendous show for our fans and the league. The league will also be able to see that the best fans in baseball are here at Gateway."
The 2014 Frontier League All-Star week will include a Fan Fest, All-Star/Hall of Fame Luncheon, All-Star Home Run Derby and it finishes up with the 2014 Frontier League All-Star game on July 17.
Gateway's first exhibition game takes place on the road May 6 at Southern Illinois. The Grizzlies first home exhibition game will be against the Miners on May 7. The Grizzlies exhibition schedule also features a home game against the Wichita Wingnuts, of the American Association, on May 10.
Gateway will play their first six games of the regular season at GCS Ballpark. The Grizzlies open up regular season play May 16 against Traverse City. Gateway follows up their three game series against the Beach Bums with a three-game set against Joliet.
For the second straight season the Grizzlies will have every Monday off in June and only three off days in August. Gateway will play 14 home games in June and are once again at home for the 4th of July week.
The Grizzlies will stay in the rugged West Division with the Joliet Slammers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford RiverHawks, Schaumburg Boomers and Windy City ThunderBolts.
All regular season game times will be released in coming weeks. For the complete schedule, go online to www.gatewaygrizzlies.com.