GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars have clinched the Midwest League's Western Division first half championship and will play in September's Midwest League Playoffs. This marks the 14th playoff appearance in the 24-year history of the Cougars, and the first time since 2009 that the Cougars have clinched a first half playoff spot.
Cougars playoff tickets are on sale now! The Cougars will open the Midwest League Playoffs on the road on Wednesday, September 3, with the first home game taking place on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m. Several details are to be determined at this point as the Cougars will face the second half Western Division wild card winner in a best-of-three opening round series.
TICKET OFFER - For a limited time, fans can receive a reserved seat ticket and a hot dog for the Thursday, September 4 home playoff game - for only $5! There is a limit of 10 tickets per order. When ordering online, choose "reserved seats" and you'll see the $5 ticket/hot dog deal! For that evening's game, simply show your ticket at Guest Services (on the third base side of the ballpark concourse) to receive your hot dog voucher. Don't forget that we'll be offering $1 select beers and sodas that evening, too! First pitch that evening is set for 6 p.m. This offer is valid through September 1. Click HERE to purchase tickets
If necessary, Game 3 will also take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark with a 6 p.m. start time on Friday, September 5. If the Cougars were to advance to the next round, the best-of-three Western Division Championship Series would begin on the road on Saturday, September 6 with the first home game of that series taking place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. That Sunday's game is a Kids Eat Free Day, with a hot dog/soda voucher given at the gates to all kids age 3-10. The Midwest League Championship Series is a best-of-five series that begins on Wednesday, September 10.
Opening Round - Quarterfinals (Best-of-3 series)
Wednesday, September 3 - Cougars @ Western Division 2nd Half Wild Card Winner
Thursday, September 4 - Western Division 2nd Half Wild Card Winner @ Cougars, 6 PM
Friday, September 5 - Western Division 2nd Half Wild Card Winner @ Cougars, 6 PM (if necessary)
Round 2 - Division Championship (Best-of-3 series)
Saturday, September 6 - Cougars @ TBD Opponent
Sunday, September 7 - TBD Opponent @ Cougars, 6 PM
Monday, September 8 - TBD Opponent @ Cougars, 6 PM (if necessary)
Round 3 - League Championship (Best-of-5 series)
Wednesday, September 10 - Eastern Division Champion @ Cougars, 6 PM
Thursday, September 11 - Eastern Division Champion @ Cougars, 6 PM
Saturday, September 13 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion
Sunday, September 14 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion (if necessary)
Monday, September 15 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion (if necessary)