Monroe County and the Rochester Red Wings are seeking $4.5 million from the state for a $7.5 million makeover of Frontier Field, which could include a baseball museum in the old firehouse, installing a new field, revamping the concourse and suites and improving the front gate entrance. Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings have announced plans to install a brand-new, full color, LED video board in right field replacing the board that has been there since Frontier Field’s inaugural season in 1997. The new video board, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, will be up and running for Opening Day at Frontier Field on April 5. Continue reading
Mark MacEwan, who has only been working in architecture for a year, has constructed a pretty sweet to-scale model of Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League), which is on display at the ballpark. Read more here. Read press release here. View photo gallery here.
The Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) and Frontier Field began hosting outdoor hockey with the Rochester Americans vs. Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) on Friday, Dec. 13. A full slate of other games and events will take place at the facility through Sunday, Dec. 21. Read more here. View photos here and here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings will be sporting a fresh look when they hit the field for the first time in April, as a new era in Red Wings Baseball began on Friday, November 1 when the club introduced a brand-new set of logos at a press conference held at Frontier Field. Continue reading
The Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) made $95,000 from their own operations and allowing the Empire State Yankees (now Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders) play 40 games at Frontier Field in 2012. But the Wings lost $143,000 operating the Single-A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League), for a net loss of $48,000. On a positive note, the Wing are sitting on Continue reading
LeBeau Inc.’s contract to manage Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League), expired at the end of 2012 and will not be renewed. Going forward, Monroe County, which owns the stadium, and the Red Wings will partner to manage the facility. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings and Minnesota Twins have agreed to a two-year Player Development Contract extension through the 2014 season. Red Wings President/CEO Naomi Silver and Twins General Manager Terry Ryan made the joint announcement. Continue reading
The Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) will take on the Triple-A (Evil) Empire State Yankees (International League) on Saturday, June 30, for “Star Wars Night.” The Red Wings will sport Chewbacca-style jerseys, which will be auctioned off for charity. View announcement here.
PRESS RELEASE – Rochester’s Frontier Field today set an attendance record for a regular-season baseball game with 13,584 at the Pawtucket Red Sox – Empire State Yankees game featuring Yankees left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte. The game is officially a sellout. Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason made the announcement. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings today named Mark Rogoff as Director of Communication. General Manager Dan Mason made the announcement. Continue reading
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle sports writer Bob Mathews takes a look back at the best promotions at Rochester Red Wings games over the past decades. His favorite was high-wire daredevil Karl Wallenda, who, at 71, walked a tightrope without a net from top of Silver Stadium’s high center field wall to the stadium’s roof in 1976. Sadly, two years later, Wallenda plunged to his death while walking a Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings announced today that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who will play their entire 2012 season on the road while PNC Field in Moosic, PA is renovated, will be known as the Empire State Yankees for the 2012 season. Continue reading
Staff writer Jim Mandelero from the Democrat and Chronicle takes a look at the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) behind the scenes as the off-season begins. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) have announced that they will be back to operate the Single-A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League) in 2012, unless the team is sold. Keep in mind that the Red Wings have an interest in seeing a sale here at some point, as they’ll receive a hefty piece of the action. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Digital Ballparks visits Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – Rochester Community Baseball announced today that it would continue operating the Batavia Muckdogs in the 2011 baseball season. Continue reading
A change of heart? Better terms? Whatever the case, it appears that the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings will return for one more season to operate the Single-A Batavia Muckdogs. The franchise, however, is still for sale. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the article.
We know very few teams out there that actually use butts in the seats when reporting attendance figures. Some use tickets sold, others use tickets distributed, and still others flat out lie about it to look good to sponsors and fans. Local newspaper staff writer Jeff Diveronica takes a look at attendance reporting by the sports teams in Rochester (NY), including the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Read more here.
The Single-A Batavia (NY) Muckdogs are officially on the block. As previously reported, the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings will soon be pulling the plug on operating the franchise for the Genesee County Baseball Club (GCBC). As a result, GCBC has decided to unload the team. Now, cry for Batavia, but don’t cry for the Red Wings Continue reading
The future is looking mightly bleak for fans of the Single-A Batavia (NY) Muckdogs. Three years ago, the Triple-A Rochester (NY) Red Wings stepped in to operate the struggling franchise, but it looks like the rescue mission has run its course. The Red Wings will apparently not be back. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the article, which also mentions the uncertain future facing the California League’s Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings announced today that Rock and Roll artist Eddie Money will hold a FREE autograph session prior to the Red Wings’ 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Columbus Clippers Thursday, June 24. Continue reading