PRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment, a sports and entertainment company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is excited to announce that Jamestown Jammers Baseball will return to Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park in May of 2015.
“Jamestown is a city with a rich baseball tradition that is filled with folks who just love the game and are passionate about their team,” said City of Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi. “I’m really looking forward to our new partnership with MKE Sports & Entertainment and can’t wait for opening day in May!”
“It’s very exciting and very important to the community that the Jammers will stay in Jamestown,” said Russell E. Diethrick. “I look forward to outstanding, fun baseball and a thrilling atmosphere at the stadium, in what will be a destination point for many people not only locally but to travelers visiting town.”
“This is another big day for the City of Jamestown,” said Zimmerman. “The new brand is strong and will certainly be a big success for merchandise sales. I am truly humbled and grateful that the city has chosen my group to represent the great city of Jamestown.”
A brief history…
In August of 2014, the New York-Penn League, Pittsburgh Pirates and Rich Products Corporation announced that the Jamestown Jammers would be relocating to Morgantown, West Virginia, for the 2015 season.
In September of 2014, the Jamestown Jammers wrap up their Minor League Baseball (MiLB) season.
In October of 2014, Kevin Rhomberg, former RS Entertainment Owner, announced a Prospect League (collegiate wood bat) baseball team would play at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park starting in May.
In December of 2014, MKE Sports & Entertainment Owner Mike Zimmerman partnered with Kevin Rhomberg to form Jamestown Baseball, LLC. Shortly thereafter, Jamestown Baseball, LLC and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) struck a deal for continued use of the Jamestown Jammers name, which is owned by MiLB. The old Jamestown Jammers logo is property of MiLB and will not be used in this reincarnation of the Jamestown Jammers, though a new logo has been created by MKE Sports & Entertainment.
New Look, New Logo, New Attitude!
MKE Sports & Entertainment unveiled the new Jamestown Jammers logo and uniforms along with announcing the 2015 schedule. The Jamestown Jammers will open up their inaugural Prospect League season at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, Wednesday, May 27th against the Butler BlueSox.
The 2015 Jammers schedule features a number of weekend games for Jamestown-area baseball fans to enjoy, including five Friday home games, five Saturday home games and five Sunday home games.
The Jammers will be on the road every week of the Prospect League season with the longest road trip being five games between Tuesday, May 9th and Sunday, May 14th. Jamestown will wrap up the regular season on the road against the Champion City Kings, Thursday, August 6th.
Season tickets can be reserved on a first come, first served basis by submitting a $100 deposit online at JamestownBaseball.com.
For more information and to become apart of the Jamestown Jammers community online visit, Website: JamestownBaseball.com
MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports team, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League and the Rockford Aviators Baseball team playing in the Frontier League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com
The Prospect League was founded in 1963 – known as The Central Illinois Collegiate League until merging in 2009 – and is one of the longest continuously operating, independent, summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. With the addition of Jamestown, NY the Prospect League will have 12 teams competing in a seven state region: Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York. Visit ProspectLeague.com for more information.
City of Jamestown, New York:
The City of Jamestown is an economically sound and vibrant community serving as the industrial, commercial, financial and recreational hub of Southwestern New York. As the center of a metropolitan area of more than 70,000 residents and a market area of nearly 175,000 people, Jamestown supports a broad diversity of industry, modern commercial establishments and financial institutions, and provides a myriad of cultural and recreation opportunities for its residents. Jamestown’s “balanced community living” reflects the commitment of both public and private sector forces to provide the highest quality of life possible.