The El Paso Chihuahuas released their 2017 schedule today and the team will play nearly 50 percent of its home games on weekends.

"Our staff has already begun the creative, promotion building to prepare for our fourth season," said Chihuahuas General Manager Brad Taylor in the team's official release. "We have a favorable home slate and look forward to hosting 34 Friday through Sunday weekend games in 2017."

The Chihuahuas will open up the 2017 season at home against the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday, April 6th. They will play two series each against Albuquerque (Colorado Rockies), Fresno (Houston Astros), Las Vegas (New York Mets), Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks), Sacramento (San Francisco Giants), Salt Lake (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and Tacoma (Seattle Mariners) at Southwest University Park. The Chihuahuas are already taking deposits for 2017 season seats. If interested, visit EPChihuahuas.com or call 915-533-BASE. Here is the home schedule for 2017.

DATE                TEAM                               AFFILIATE*
April 6-10           Las Vegas 51s                 New York Mets
April 18-21         Tacoma Rainiers              Seattle Mariners
April 22-25         Reno Aces                       Arizona Diamondbacks
May 2-5             Albuquerque Isotopes      Colorado Rockies
May 15-18         Colorado Springs             Milwaukee Brewers
May 19-22         Oklahoma City Dodgers  Los Angeles Dodgers
June 1-4            Salt Lake Bees                 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
June 9-11          Fresno Grizzlies               Houston Astros
June 13-16        Tacoma Rainiers              Seattle Mariners
June 26-29        Sacramento River Cats   San Francisco Giants
June 30-July 3   Reno Aces                       Arizona Diamondbacks
July 7-9              Salt Lake Bees                Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
July 10-12          All-Star Break
July 21-24          Omaha Storm Chasers   Kansas City Royals
July 25-28          Iowa Cubs                        Chicago Cubs
August 11-14      Las Vegas 51s                New York Mets
August 15-18      Albuquerque Isotopes     Colorado Rockies
August 24-27     Sacramento River Cats   San Francisco Giants
August 28-31     Fresno Grizzlies              Houston Astros

Dates subject to change.
Times to be determined in the future.
*Affiliate as of August 16, 2016