About the Kelowna Falcons
The Kelowna Falcons Baseball Club is one of two Canadian representatives in the West Coast League (WCL), a wood bat summer collegiate league that attracts the best baseball players in the western half of North America. Many have compared the WCL to the legendary Cape Cod League in the eastern United States.
The Falcons celebrated our 16th anniversary during the 2016 summer and had our best season to date, winning the East Division pennant. Since becoming the Falcons in 2000, the organization has helped develop over 300 of the best collegiate players in North America. Some of the notable former Falcons are James Paxton (2007-Seattle Mariners), Chris Davis (2005-Baltimore Orioles) and Tyler Wagner (2010-Arizona). There are currently numerous former Falcons climbing through the ranks of the Minor Leagues and could make their Major League debut as early this summer.
The Falcons first started play in the Pacific International League (PIL) and competed in the league championship in 2004. The following year the Falcons along with six other teams created the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (which became the WCL in 2009).
The Falcons play their home games at historic Elks Stadium, one of the oldest parks in the WCL. Elks has seating 1,200 fans, but often fans get the best vantage point from standing on against the fence down the first base line. One of the best family aspects of Elks Stadium is a large grass area in the right field corner that the Falcons’ youngest fans can run, play catch and visit with their friends as their parents sit and enjoy the game. Elks Stadium has also enjoyed some renovations in recent years including new lights, backstop and grandstand seating to allow for an even better fan experience.
The Falcons pride themselves on delivering an affordable family friendly atmosphere. Kids have the opportunity to run the bases after the game and corporate businesses are often celebrating with staff down the first base line with a corporate BBQ. Throughout the game Falcons fans have chances to win some outstanding prizes and compete in some fun themed contests.
Come spend a night with the Kelowna Falcons Baseball Club in 2016 at Elks Stadium. Perhaps book a child’s birthday and let them throw out the opening pitch!