PRESS RELEASE – The First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the Atlantic League Board of Directors has awarded Constellation Field the privilege of hosting the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game.
“We are delighted for Sugar Land to be awarded the 2014 All-Star Game,” said Opening Day Partners President and Chief Operatingg Officer Jon Danos. “The quality of the venue and the incredible amount of community support undoubtedly played a role in the league’s decision this year. We look forward to holding first-class events and showcasing the highest quality minor league baseball talent at one of the finest ballparks in the country.”
Next year’s event will mark the first time in franchise history for Constellation Field to host an Atlantic League All-Star Game. The game itself will be just one of numerous events to take place during the All-Star Break. Dates and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
“We are excited at the opportunity to showcase Sugar Land,” said Mayor James Thompson. “Sellout crowds and minor league attendance records are proof that we’ve created something special in Constellation Field that’s the envy of the region and the jewel of the Atlantic League. We’re looking forward to hosting fans from around the league next year to experience the buzz the Skeeters have created in Sugar Land.”
“Sugar Land has become an inspiration for the Atlantic League and its efforts for Western expansion,” said Atlantic League Executive Director Joe Klein. “We know the players, coaches and fans will have an amazing experience at Constellation Field.”
For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to be a part of the 2013 Freedom Division Series playoffs at Constellation Field, visit the team’s website atwww.sugarlandskeeters.com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Sugar Land Skeeters, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land – just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.
The Skeeters play 140 regular season games (70 home, 70 away) in the Atlantic League, considered the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Atlantic League players are “Major League ready” and in the last 15 years, over 600 players have graduated from Atlantic League clubs to Major League organizations, making the League a preferred route for experienced players to be scouted by Major League Baseball.