PRESS RELEASE – Coca-Cola Park, the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball for each of the last three seasons, will serve as the host venue for the 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship game on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced Monday. The Gildan Triple-A National Championship game is a one-game, winner-take-all contest featuring the champions of the International League and Pacific Coast League and will be televised live to a national audience on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m.
“This truly is a historic day for our franchise, our loyal and enthusiastic fans and the entire Lehigh Valley community,” exclaimed IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. “The Triple-A National Championship is Triple-A Baseball’s showcase event and we are thrilled to bring it to our fans at Minor League Baseball’s showcase ballpark.”
Added International League President Randy Mobley: “The Lehigh Valley hosted one of Triple-A Baseball’s crown jewel events in 2010 with the Triple-A All-Star Game and now with the 2013 Gildan National Championship Game coming to the area, the IronPigs will become the first International League team to have hosted both of Triple-A Baseball’s nationally televised games.” Read more here.