New professional baseball team, part of Can-Am League, will play 55 games, plus playoff games at the recently renovated Augusta stadium; Skylands to seek community input for team name and mascot
Augusta, N.J. – Nov. 5, 2014 – Skylands Stadium today announced that professional baseball will officially return to the stadium this Spring 2015. The still-to-be-named team will join the newly invigorated Can-Am Association of Professional Baseball. In its inaugural season, the new Skylands team will play 55 home games starting mid-May through Labor Day, plus playoff games at the recently renovated Augusta stadium.
In the Can-Am League, the new team will join the NJ Jackals of Little Falls, NJ; the Rockland Boulders of Pomona, NY; the Champions of Ottawa; the Les Capitales of Québec; the Aigles of Trois-Rivières; plus the Can–Am Grays, a travel team based in Maine. In addition to Can-Am League play, there will also be inter-league play with the American Association of Baseball.
The stadium is encouraging all members of the community to visit its Facebook page, “Skylands Stadium,” to make suggestions for a team name and mascot, as well as for entertainment and attractions they would like to see at games. Tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at www.SkylandsStadium.com, including season tickets and special family deals.
“With this new Can-Am team, we are dedicated to delivering a high caliber of baseball for the entire community to enjoy. At Skylands Stadium, fans can indulge in great baseball, food and drinks in major-league caliber facilities – all at minor league prices,” said Al Dorso Sr., president of Skylands Stadium. “Our field is in top condition, our concession stand is fully stocked and our comfort facilities are spotless. We look forward to welcoming fans, and sponsors, to our very own New Jersey field of dreams.”
Built in 1994, Skylands Stadium is located in the heart of rural Sussex County in Frankford Township, (Augusta) New Jersey. Skylands Stadium LLC Management purchased the stadium in 2013, including the 4,200-seat ballpark, a 16,000-square foot all-purpose building and the surrounding 28 acres.
The Stadium has upgraded to all concessions, restroom facilities and seating areas, as well as the playing field, club house and locker rooms. A new 5,000-square foot pavilion has been erected down the first base line. A special box has been designated for members of the media.
An 18,000 square-foot exhibit hall will be completed this winter, and an in-house catering facility will be open for business by spring 2015. For more information about Skylands Stadium LLC Management, or to become an official sponsor or advertiser, contact Al Dorso Sr. at (973) 450-1073. Visit www.SkylandsStadium.com.