Iowa Cubs vs Louisville
- One Line Drive | Des Moines, IA 50309
- Presented By: Iowa Cubs - Triple-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs
- Dates: August 18, 2023
- Location: Principal Park, Home of the Iowa Cubs
- Start/End Time: 7:08 PM
- Price: see website
Fireworks after the game!
In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Iowa Cubs have announced their 2023 schedule. The International League season is expected to begin on Friday, March 31, and run through Sunday, Sept. 24. Iowa is slated to play 150 total games, including 75 home games at Principal Park.
Iowa will open the year with three games at home against the Columbus Clippers before hitting the road for the first of their 75 games away from Principal Park with a six-game series at St. Paul.
After not playing each other for the past two seasons, the Nashville Sounds will come back to the schedule for a six-game series on the road from May 23-28. The Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and will be the only new opponent on Iowa’s schedule in 2023.
The other eight teams Iowa will play in 2023 were all on the 2022 schedule, facing off against Buffalo (Toronto), Columbus (Cleveland), Indianapolis (Pittsburgh), Louisville (Cincinnati), Memphis (St. Louis), Omaha (Kansas City), St. Paul (Minnesota) and Toledo (Detroit).
Aside from the season-opening series and the first series after the MLB All-Star break, each matchup will feature a six-game series running from Tuesday to Sunday with each Monday scheduled for a league-wide off day.