Marion, Ill. – The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2021 season. The Wild, made up entirely of softball players from the Canadian Women’s National Team, will be training and competing in Marion, Illinois in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games that will be played from July 21-27.
The Wild will play a 16-game schedule at Rent One Park from Friday, May 28, through Saturday, June 19, including Saturday doubleheaders on May 29, June 5, and June 19. All games and times are subject to change.
“We are looking forward to getting back to Rent One Park- our home away from home,” said Softball Canada CEO Hugh Mitchener. “The support of the Miners organization and the local community means so much to our team as we begin the final countdown to our July 21st opening game in Japan.”
“We are very excited about returning to Marion, and playing in a world-class venue in front of great fans,” Softball Canada Women’s National Team head coach Mark Smith added. “We had a great experience in 2019, and being there made us better.”
Tickets for all Wild home games at Rent One Park will be $8, and will go on sale on Tuesday, April 20. Group tickets will be $6 per seat, a discount of 25% off the single-game price. The Wild will not be offering season passes this year.
Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois merchandise will also be available online starting on Wednesday, April 7.
“We have loved our relationship with Softball Canada, their staff, and all their players,” Southern Illinois Miners COO Mike Pinto said. “Being a small part of their journey to the Olympic Games has been our pleasure, and we are so excited to watch some of the best softball players in the word play at Rent One Park this summer before playing the biggest games of their lives in Tokyo. Softball fans around the region will be given the rare opportunity to watch world class players right here in Southern Illinois.”