A major sporting development that has largely gone under the radar is the creation of the first professional women’s softball league in Mexico.
The Liga Mexicana de Softbol began on January 25, with six teams from clubs playing in the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), including the Guadalajara-based Charros de Jalisco.
The teams will use their main stadiums, and play five or six games each week. Each team will play 24 regular season games. The playoffs will begin on February 27.
The Charros got off to a perfect start, winning their first four games, and heading the league standings.
Although mostly ignored by the mainstream media, the league has proven popular with some fans, especially in Monterrey, where in the inaugural game the Sultanes Femenil beat Águila de Veracruz 1-0 in front of a crowd of 13,408. The team’s directors said this was a world attendance record for a women’s professional softball game.
The Charros four home series to be played this month at the Estadio Panamericano in Zapopan are on February 8-10; February 10-11; February 17-18; and February 22-24. Games in weekdays start at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
A season ticket covering all the Charros home games costs from 1,100 to 1,650 pesos. Buy individual tickets at the gate.
See charrosjalisco.com for more details.