Athletes Unlimited will launch its professional women's softball league in August, hoping to captivate a new type of sports fan (more on that in a bit). While major pro leagues across the U. S. are currently scrambling to find centralized locations to host tournaments during the coronavirus pandemic, hosting all teams in one city has been Athletes Unlimited’s plan since Jon Patricof and Jonathan Soros founded the company 18 months ago.
Jon PatricofAU’s fast-pitch softball league will host a six-week regular season at the BallPark at Rosemont, a state-of-the-art facility in the Chicago suburbs that has a stadium and two indoor practice fields. The league will consist of 56 players, including stars Cat Osterman and Amanda Chidester, and many others who have played for National Pro Fastpitch and Team USA.
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