Monday, July 10, 2017


Joliet, IL — The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy are giving away Joliet prison replicas to the first 1,000 fans on Wednesday, July 12 at the 2017 All-Star Game to be held at Slammers Stadium. The giveaway is presented by the City of Joliet and Joliet Area Historical Museum.

“The old Joliet Prison is an iconic structure that has international recognition from its depiction in the Blues Brothers and other movies,” said Steve Jones, Deputy City Manager/Economic Development Director for the City of Joliet.

“We could not think of a better giveaway for the many visitors who will come to the community to enjoy the All-Star game events.”

Gates open to fans at 6:05 pm on July 12 and the game is set to start at 7:05 pm.

Events for the All-Star Game being hosted by the Joliet Slammers begin on Monday, July 10 with a downtown Joliet All-Star parade that will feature all 60 All-Stars, including those from Joliet.

On Tuesday, July 11 the Slammers will host the Commissioner’s Golf Outing at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. That evening, Illinois Hops on 66 Beerfest will take place at the Slammers stadium from 6-9 pm in conjunction with the Home Run Derby presented by MK Orthopaedics.

The 2017 Frontier League Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 12 at the Grand Ballroom, Joliet Union Station. Former Chicago Cub Bobby Dernier will be the guest speaker and will be signing autographs following the luncheon.

Tickets to all All-Star events can be purchased by visiting or by calling the Box Office at 815-722-2287.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at the Slammers Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 25th season of play in 2017.  Visit the Slammers online at or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!


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