Expedition League Adds Butte to Lineup

Press Release – The Expedition League, with 10 teams in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Manitoba, Canada, today announced the arrival of its affiliate in Butte, Montana. The team will play at 3 Legends Stadium at the Copper Mountain Recreation Complex in Butte. 3 Legends Stadium is a beautiful ballpark that was completed in 2017.

The Expedition League is an elite summer collegiate wood bat baseball league that promotes affordable, wholesome family entertainment, enhances the quality of life in its member communities, provides the tools and experience to optimize collegiate players’ development and potential to play professional baseball, while providing the infrastructure and support necessary for the success of the league affiliated team owners.

Expedition League teams play a 64-game season beginning on May 25, 2021 and ending on August 7, 2021 with one week of playoffs after the regular season to crown the League champion. The League will be adding more teams for the 2021 season. The 2021 All-Star Extravaganza will be July 19-20, 2021.

“We are extremely excited to add an Expedition League team in Butte”, said Steve Wagner, Expedition League President. “As the fifth largest city in Montana and an economic and cultural hub with a rich history, it’s the perfect community for an Expedition League team. Butte-Silver Bow is “The Richest Hill On Earth” and the people in and around Butte are wonderful people and we’re excited to bring our brand of high caliber, nonstop fun, family entertainment to this great city and the surrounding communities. 3 Legends Stadium is an incredible ballpark and the perfect venue for Expedition League baseball.”

“The City/County of Butte-Silver Bow and Butte Parks and Recreation have done an outstanding job of constructing and maintaining 3 Legends Stadium”, stated Dane Wagner, General Manager of the Butte Expedition League team. “We’re looking forward to a few additional upgrades coming for the 2021 season that will enhance the fan experience. I can’t wait for 2021 Opening Day on May 25, 2021. 3 Legends Stadium will definitely be rockin’ all summer long. It’s thrilling to add the first of many Montana teams to the Expedition League here in Butte. This team and City are truly an anchor for this expansion.”

Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Dave Palmer noted, “Butte-Silver Bow is thrilled to be among the host communities for this exciting baseball league. Expedition League baseball will no doubt provide Butte and area baseball fans and visitors alike the opportunity to experience top caliber pre-major league ball players through an entertaining experience. 3 Legends Stadium is the perfect backdrop and we look forward to seeing the rivalries build among the communities here in Montana.”

Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Director J.P. Gallagher is very excited to see the addition of an Expedition League team at 3 Legends Stadium. “We have the ability and I think we have the market to have a successful team here” said Gallagher. “These kids and their families will get to watch a level of baseball that hasn’t been played here for a long, long time; since the days of the Copper Kings. We will see some players pass through here that will likely be selected in the MLB draft in any given year. I’m excited as a baseball purist, but I am more excited because of the Expedition League’s focus on affordable summer-time entertainment. Expedition League baseball caters to anyone or any group looking for a fun social outing. We know that the entire region will enjoy this new attraction and we look forward to hosting all of our neighbors here at 3 Legends Stadium.”

Season Tickets
Information on how to secure season tickets for the inaugural season of the Expedition League’s Butte team can be obtained by calling General Manager Dane Wagner at (612)224-4002. The new team’s social media platforms and new website will be introduced very soon and tickets can be purchased via those avenues as well. Also, please visit the Expedition League’s website at
http://www.expeditionleague.com for more information.

Name-the-team suggestions and upcoming vote
“We are asking fans to give us their input and suggestions for the name of the team,” said Dane Wagner. “We need the fans’ great ideas for the name and logo since this team belongs to the people of Butte and the surrounding communities. Some great team names have already been suggested and we look forward to hearing from more people in the community.” Once all input is received, we will narrow down the potential team names and run a poll to choose the finalists and ultimate team name. Fans can vote on the team name and a drawing will be held from the fans who guess the winning team name. The winner will receive two season tickets for the 2021 inaugural season, two hats, two t-shirts, and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a game. Team names can be submitted on the Expedition League’s website at www.expeditionleague.com and via email at
dane@theexpeditionleague.com.

Host families needed for players, coaches and interns
The new Butte team is looking for host families to house players, coaches and interns for the summer months. Interns arrive in mid-May while players and coaches arrive in late May; all stay through early to mid-August. Players and coaches will be on the road for half the season and at your home when the team is in town. Families need to provide a bed and safe housing. Host families receive free season tickets, discounts on merchandise & apparel, and other perks. If interested in being a host family, please call us at (612)224-4002 or email at dane@theexpeditionleague.com.

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