The Long Island Ducks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) celebrated 20 seasons of baseball Friday, and at least 10 more are on the way. As a capper to the pregame ceremony honoring the milestone before the Ducks faced the High Point Rockers at Bethpage Ballpark, team founder and CEO Frank Boulton signed a 10-year extension on the ballpark’s lease with Suffolk County. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
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The Long Island Ducks (Independent Professional, Atlantic league) have announced the team’s preliminary promotional schedule for the 2018 All-Star Summer. Fans will be treated to several exciting theme nights, giveaway items and much more in celebration of the team’s 19th season on Long Island. The schedule is highlighted by the 21st annual Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Ducks for the third time (2002, 2010). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced that the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Long Island Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. The decision was announced following the league Board of Directors meeting where the Ducks formally accepted the opportunity to host. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday evening, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Long Island Ducks and representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works unveiled the team’s brand new LED field lighting system. Following the ceremonies, the Ducks took the field under the new lights for the very first time for the team’s final workout prior to the start of the 2017 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced that the Atlantic League club is teaming up with local brewer, Great South Bay Brewery, to produce a private label craft brew dubbed “Duck Tail Ale”. The beer will be produced in Bay Shore at Great South Bay Brewery, delivered to Bethpage Ballpark by Long Island’s Clare Rose Distributors, Inc., and served cold to thirsty Ducks fans of age all season long. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks have announced the completion of a playing field makeover at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Atlantic League club for 17 years. The natural grass field has been completely replaced for the first time since 2008 and will be on display for all to see on Opening Night in 2017. Continue reading
The Long Island Ducks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-2 on Sunday night before a past-capacity crowd of 7,602 at Bethpage Ballpark, the largest single game attendance in franchise history. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In celebration of National Beer Day, the three-time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks today announced the debut of a brand new Beer Garden at Bethpage Ballpark in 2016. The area will offer all fans the opportunity to enjoy a variety of adult liquid refreshment options in an exclusive area right next to the playing field. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks, along with Seating Solutions, a custom spectator seating company located in Commack (Long Island), N.Y., will be installing and introducing the “Fan Can”, the Ultimate VIP Fan Experience to fans of the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League at Bethpage Ballpark in 2015.
PRESS RELEASE – On Friday, May 30, Ted Nellis of East Northport and his family passed through the turnstiles at Bethpage Ballpark prior to the Long Island Ducks game against the Somerset Patriots. In doing so, he became the 6 millionth fan in franchise history to attend a Ducks game in their home ballpark. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Over the weekend, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (“ALPB”) welcomed its 30 Millionth Fan through the turnstiles in this, the 17th year of existence for the circuit. Each club in the league, including the Long Island Ducks, is celebrating the milestone by recognizing fans from their member city with a special ceremony. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced the club’s preliminary promotional schedule for the 2014 season. Throughout the year, the team will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season as well as back-to-back Atlantic League championships. Continue reading
You knew it was coming, but shortly after a MLB arbitrator suspended Alex Rodriguez for 162 Games for his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, the Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League) opened the door for the embattled Yankees third baseman to play for the indy pro franchise during the 2014 season. Read more here. Meanwhile, the league’s Somerset Patriots rejected the idea in the Continue reading
Forbes reporter Tom Van Riper profiles Frank Boulton, founder and CEO of the indy pro Atlantic League and owner of the circuit’s Long Island Ducks, in a story called “Bush League Bonanza: Frank Boulton Builds An Empire In Baseball’s Minors.” Read more here.
Suffolk County (NY) officials are expected to soon approve spending $600,000 for a new roof for Bethpage Ballpark, home of the indy pro Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League), which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The money would be drawn from the facility’s capital improvement fund. At least one elected official is confident funds spent would be recouped from FEMA. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – With a sellout at the Saturday, September 10 night game at Bethpage Ballpark, the Long Island Ducks registered their 600th sellout in team history. Magical number 600 comes in the club’s 12th year of existence and is 378 more than the team closest in the league in all-time sellouts (Somerset, 222 to date in their 14th year). Continue reading
Despite a rejection of a the $400 million referendum vote in Nassau County (NY) this week that would have funded a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and a new stadium for an iny pro Atlantic League expansion franchise, Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League) owner Frank Boulton has not thrown in the towel. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Nassau County officials today announced that the rights to operate a minor league baseball team as part of the new Coliseum development has been awarded to the Atlantic League and Frank Boulton, founder and CEO of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Boulton’s group was one of two groups to answer the County’s request for proposals, along with Continue reading
The Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks and the New York Mets have submitted competing bids to place a team in a new minor-league baseball stadium in Nassau County. This is contingent upon voters approving a $400 million bond to build the park and the new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders. Read more here.
Ballpark Reviews visits Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, NY), home of the indy pro Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks. View photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – Long Island Ducks team officials today announced the club’s promotional schedule for the 2011 season. The excitement kicks off on Opening Night, Friday, May 6, when Long Island (and America’s) #1 family-owned and operated appliance and electronics company, P.C. Richard & Son will present “Kevin Baez Bobblehead Night.” Bobbles of the Ducks’ manager will be Continue reading
Sports marketing and PR guy Joe Favorito compares the success of New Jersey’s affiliated teams (Trenton Thunder and Lakewood Blue Claws), with the state’s challenged indy pro clubs (Newark Bears, New Jersey Jackals, and now-defunct Sussex Skyhawks). We thinks Joe should have given a little ink to the popular indy pro Somerset Patriots, Camden Riversharks, Continue reading
Atlantic League CEO and former principle owner of the Long Island (Central Islip, NY) Ducks Frank Boulton continues to work to bring another AL franchise to Long Island. Nassau County remains the target. Read more here. Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.
The Home for the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks is now Bethpage Ballpark. Bethpage Federal Credit Union reportedly paid $2.1 million to name the 10-year-old, 6,000-seat facility until 2020. Read more here.
The Stamford Advocate’s Chris Elsberry had the opportunity for a brief Q&A with Atlantic League President and CEO Frank Boulton. The questions revolved around the Bridgeport Bluefish, which Boulton took over last year, and his Long Island Ducks. Interestingly, Boulton sold half of the Ducks this year to Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh, who has an option to buy an even Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs today announced that Long Island Ducks general manager Michael Pfaff has been named the league’s General Manager of the Year for 2010. Continue reading
The independent professional Atlantic League closed the book on the 2010 regular season on Sunday. The playoffs will push forward, but the Ballpark Business 2010 Per Game Average Attendance Mega-Rankings are here. The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (#1) top this year’s list, while the Long Island Ducks (#28) and Madison Mallards (#31) were the best in the independent professional and summer collegiate ranks, respectively.
Joe DeLessio and Will Leitch from the sports pages of New York magazine are on a “stadium crawl” mission to visit and rate a number of minor league ballparks in New York and New Jersey based on five categories, including Facilities, Quality of Play, Promotions, Adorability, and Miscellaneous. The tour began on April 28 with a visit to the Continue reading
The 10-year, $2.2 million ballpark naming rights deal with Citibank for the 6,002-seat home of the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks in Central Islip (NY) expired back in March. Since then, the county has solicited 80 companies, including duck-friendly AFLAC insurance company, but there were no takers. For the time being, the stadium will be known as Suffolk County Sports Park. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Alure Home Improvements and the Long Island Ducks are teaming up with ABC’s Emmy-winning hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to host a pep rally on Monday, June 14th at Suffolk County Sports Park to kick off Alure’s 8th project for the show and to drive the volunteer efforts needed in order to accomplish the feat. Continue reading