Bandits, ThunderBolts to meet in Battle of the Sexes

ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits and Windy City ThunderBolts will meet up in the next chapter of “Battle of the Sexes” on July 23 at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, Illinois.

The Bandits, winners of four consecutive Battle of the Sexes games, topped the ThunderBolts 4-2 during the 2017 season and hold an 8-1 all-time mark against professional baseball teams.

“The Battle of the Sexes game always offers our organization an opportunity to grow the game of softball in a unique environment,” Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn said. “The ThunderBolts have been great hosts in past seasons and we look forward to the continuation of the event this year.”

A crowd of 1,789 fans filed into Standard Bank Stadium in the 2017 version of Battle of the Sexes, many donned in black-and-orange Bandits gear after the team hosted a two-hour softball clinic before the game.

The Bandits will offer the two-hour clinic again before a 7:05 p.m. first pitch in the July 23 game.

The ThunderBolts, members of the independent Frontier League, are set to enter their 24th season of professional baseball.

Tickets for the Battle of the Sexes game can be purchased exclusively through the ThunderBolts. Please visit for more information.

The four-time Cowles Cup champion Chicago Bandits will be back at The Ballpark at Rosemont for the 2018 season. For more information about the Chicago Bandits or to reserve your season tickets, please visit or call the box office at 877-722-6348.

About Chicago Bandits

Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Entering their 14th season as a franchise, the Bandits have provided the Chicago area with high-level softball talent and entertainment en route to capturing six regular season titles and four Cowles Cup championships, the most recent coming during the 2016 campaign. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, one of the premier softball facilities in the nation. The Ballpark at Rosemont is the only stadium in the country built exclusively for a women’s professional softball team. The Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch softball players to further their careers at the professional level and has included legendary figures such as Jennie Finch, Tammy Williams and Stacy May-Johnson.

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