The logo pays tribute to the Tri-City area by featuring notable landmarks of the three cities, Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.
The Albany Skyline is showcased on the top left, highlighted by the Corning Tower, which is the tallest building in New York State outside of the New York City metropolitan area. The skyline also features the four surrounding state agency office buildings, and The Egg, a performing arts center located in the Empire State Plaza.
Running through the middle of the logo is a body of water that symbolizes both the Hudson and Mohawk River. The Mohawk passes through the city of Schenectady on its way into the Hudson, and is its largest tributary. The Hudson flows between Albany and Troy, the hometown of the ValleyCats.
Two of Troy’s well-known structures are featured on the right, the Green Island Bridge, which connects the city of Troy to the Village of Green Island, and the Hedley Building, current home of Troy’s City Hall, featuring its riverfront smokestack.
Above the words “All-Star Game” you will see seven stars, symbolizing the ValleyCats seven Stedler Division titles. The logo also features the ValleyCats insignia with two stars, one on each side, representing the ValleyCats two New York-Penn League titles.
To create the logo, the ValleyCats worked in collaboration with HoB•ToP, a design company based out of Pittsfield, Mass.
All-Star Game festivities will include a Fan Fest the night before the game, autograph session with the players, and many more fan-interactive activities across the two days.
“We are thrilled to bring the New York-Penn League All-Star Game back to the Capital Region,” said ValleyCats General Manager Matt Callahan. “Our organization is looking forward to showcasing the best professional baseball talent across the league, while also providing a top-notch fun-filled experience for our fans.”
Each summer, the New York-Penn League All-Star Game brings players, staff, and fans from across each of the league’s 14 teams. In 2017, the New York-Penn League will celebrate its 79th season, making it the oldest continually operated Class A league in Minor League Baseball.
“The Joe” last played host to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2008, which drew over 6,000 fans.
Individual tickets for the All-Star Game will go on sale in April, but fans can obtain tickets now by purchasing a ValleyCats mini plan, flex plan, or season ticket package. Also, the ValleyCats are currently taking group outing reservations, and have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. To inquire, call the ValleyCats administrative offices at 518-629-2287.
Full details and ticketing information for the 2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game can be found online at tcvalleycats.com/AllStarGame.