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Where to Watch the 2017 MLB Playoffs

By Trevor Popovits, Content Operations and Product Support | October 3, 2017 | Posted in News, Sports

Baseball fans it’s time to celebrate! We finally made it through the long 162-game MLB season. So now it’s time to get ready for the main event—the playoffs.

Why playoff baseball?

Baseball games always get the juices flowing. And there’s no better time in the world of sports than playoff season. The action of the game gives you a talking point right off the bat. By bonding over your favorite team, you’re likely to form strong relationships with your clients or colleagues, making games a great corporate event.

The playoffs are where all the best drama happens, and when your clients remember the game, they’ll remember you. Since you’ve established a common interest, you can follow up after every big moment in the series—keeping you and your company top of mind. It’s a win, win!

Check out the matchups below and buy your tickets using Kapow’s new ticket platform. Or check out the list of our favorite places to watch, and book a playoff viewing party with Kapow.

The matchups

The wild card round

  • American League (AL): Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees – Tuesday, October 3rd at 8pm ET
  • National League (NL): Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondback – Wednesday, October 4th at 8pm ET

Division series Thursday, October 5th – Thursday October 12th

  • Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros
  • AL wild card winner vs. Cleveland Indians
  • NL wild card winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

Where to watch

  • Minneapolis: The Twins squeaked their way into the playoffs with the last wild card spot, and have a tough road ahead to the title. You can follow their journey at New Bohemia.
  • New York: The Yankees are headed back to the playoffs and you can support them at Sidebar, one of our favorite sports bars in NYC.
  • Boston: If you can’t get into Fenway Park, watch the game from the ping pong pizza bar attached to it, Blazing Paddles. You might even get a chance to see the visiting team warm up in the batting cages.
  • Houston: The Astros have looked great all year and are primed for a deep run at their first World Series win, and you can watch every game from Revelry on Richmond.
  • Denver: The Rockies have made the postseason for the fourth time in franchise history and the first since 2009. Denver is sure to be rocking in support of their team, so get out to Lucky Pie to watch the game.
  • Phoenix: The Diamondbacks are on the hunt for their first World Series win since 2001 and it won’t be an easy road this year. You can catch all the action this postseason from Brat Haus.
  • Los Angeles: The Dodgers posted the best record in the regular season and are favored to win it all. Stop on by Rock and Reilly’s to watch their games.
  • ChicagoThere’s no better place to watch the Cubs defend their title than from the rooftop of Lakeview Baseball Club
  • Washington D.C.: The Nationals and their high-powered offense are in pursuit of their first playoff series win. Watch all their games at District Chophouse.

Get your gear

If a watch party doesn’t work for your schedule, stay in theme and host a retail event to let guests gear up for the playoffs. Both Nike and Under Armour always have the latest and greatest in game day essentials and Road Runner Sports will finish off the outfit with some custom-fitted shoes. 

Even if your team didn’t make the postseason this year, you might still consider a viewing party or retail event at a venue in your city to catch some of the excitement. Head to Kapow.com today to browse ideas and book your next event.

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