A Medicine Hat Mavericks game on a summer night is a staple event for baseball fans and community members in the city.
Families and friends of all ages lather on sunscreen and dress in their best ‘Mavs’ wear to sit in the sunshine and watch an exciting and competitive game.
With a seating capacity of 2,200, the ballpark always calls for a crowd with collective energy that builds throughout the night, while Mavericks players from all over the world pitch, swing, and race to the desired base. And with the special event Bark in the Park, your pups can join for two nights.
“We are a very high profile league. A lot of players from North America come to play on our team, and we’ve had guys join from Japan, Dominican Republic, and Australia,” says Greg Morrison, owner and general manager of the Mavericks. “The stadium is beautiful. It’s become an outdoor community hub, where folk can watch these skilled players underneath the sunshine and have a good time with the people around them.”
A burger, a beverage, and a crowd, the sights, smells, and sounds of Mavericks baseball have wafted through Athletic Park for many years. The Mavs play in the Western Canadian Baseball League, a wood bat circuit for college-age players. They are three-time league champions (2003, 2014, and 2018), and they finished in 2nd in the 2023 Western Canadian Baseball League. Summer nights are so much better at the ballpark.