Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps Give Sports Fans a Chance for Sports Double April 29th
As you’re reading this, some sports fans in Detroit could be participating in what we like to refer to as a sports double. Fans were able to attend the Detroit Tigers game and Detroit Red Wings playoff game tonight if they planned right. While most of you probably missed out on this, there is another chance for a sports double next week, this time with minor league teams in Grand Rapids.
On Wednesday 29th, fans of baseball and hockey have the chance to attend the West Michigan Whitecaps noon game and later attend a 7pm Grand Rapids Griffins first round AHL Playoffs game. The Whitecaps will take on the South Bend Cubs and the Griffins will take on the Toronto Marlies.
The Whitecaps hold a 7-7 record at the time of writing, while South Bend is close behind with a 6-8 record. The Griffins play the Marlies, who they held a 3-1 record against during the regular season. The Griffins won both home matchups against the Marlies with scores of 7-1 and 7-2.
The Griffins game will be Game 3 in the first round best of 5 series against the Marlies. Game one is Saturday April 25th at 3p and Game two is Sunday April 26th at 3pm. Both of these games will be played in Toronto. The Griffins have home ice in the series, which means game three and four and five (if necessary) will be played in Grand Rapids. Those later games would be Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd (Whitecaps are not home either of these days).
The Whitecaps noon game offers senior reserved seats for $1. Other fans will pay full price for tickets. Remember if you attend the Whitecaps game to check out some of the new food items we profiled recently, including the delicious looking Joey Pankakes. The Griffins game at night will continue the postseason tradition of having $2 beer and $2 hot dogs for two hours each home game (6pm to 8pm in Wednesday’s case).
When sports teams make the playoffs, it stretches season out. This creates an overlap between other sports, which creates several opportunities for attending multiple games in the same day. The state of Michigan offers several professional and minor league teams, giving fans lots of chances at pulling a “sports double”. If you plan on attending both games, we’d love to hear in the comments and hear about your experience.
Best of luck to both the Whitecaps and Griffins going forward.