Sussex County will play at Skylands Park in Augusta, N.J., which recently received $2 million in renovations. The stadium was home to the Can-Am League’s Sussex Skyhawks, the 2008 league champions, from 2006 to 2010.
As announced earlier in the year, the Ottawa Champions are set to take the field at 10,000-seat Ottawa Stadium. The Triple-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies played at the park from 1993 to 2007, while the stadium also hosted the Can-Am League’s Ottawa Rapidz in 2008.
All four league members from last year will return: the Quebec Capitales and Trois-Rivieres Aigles, both from the province of Quebec; the New Jersey Jackals, based in Little Falls, N.J.; and the defending league champion Rockland Boulders of Pomona, N.Y.
Can-Am League clubs will play a total of 100 interleague games throughout the season against the 13-team American Association. A road team will be added to the Can-Am League to provide a balanced schedule.
“We’re excited to add both of these excellent markets to the league,” said Wolff. “Between the clubs from the Can-Am League and opponents from the American Association, fans and players will see a wide variety of strong, competitive teams.”
Teams will play a 97-game regular-season schedule from May 21 to September 7. The top four finishers will qualify for the postseason, which features best-of-five semifinals and finals.