PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders will host the 2019 All-Star Game between the Can-Am League and the Frontier League on Wednesday, July 10, at Palisades Credit Union Park, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital. This will mark the first time that these two independent professional leagues will face each other, and only the third time a Can-Am organization has hosted an All-Star game since the league’s re-formation in 2005.
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Boulders to Host 2019 Can-Am League vs Frontier League All-Star Game
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Conference & Events
Boulders Break Attendance Records
Despite losing to the Quebec Capitales in the first round of the Can Am League (Independent Professional) playoffs, the Rockland Boulders have announced that they broke a league attendance record this year with an average of 2,772 per game. The team also shattered their single-game attendance record with a gate of 7,336 for Fan Appreciation Day. Read more and watch video here.
Filed under Rankings & Attendance
Ramapo Hires Local to Promote Boulders’ Ballpark
Spring Valley (NY) Deputy Mayor Bernard Charles lost his Ramapo recreation job after failing civil service exams and soon afterward was hired by Ramapo to promote the town’s financially beleaguered baseball stadium. Read more here.
Filed under Personnel & Operations, Stadium Issues
Boulders to Leave Can-Am League for Atlantic League?
Shawn Reilly, who was promoted to Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) team president in September after six years as vice president, said he has been contemplating a move from the Can-Am to the Atlantic League (Independent Professional) for about two years. The goal would be to join the Atlantic League as soon as 2019 or 2020, but there are hurdles the Boulders must clear before a move is possible. Reilly has also explored an even more difficult and complicated move to become a MLB affiliate. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location
Ramapo Attorney Disbarred for Role in Ballpark Fraud
Former Ramapo Assistant Attorney Aaron Troodler has been disbarred based on his fraud convictions with former Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, who could face up to 14 years in prison on the recommendation of federal prosecutors. Read more here.
All-Girls School to Take Up Residence at Boulders’ Ballpark?
Ramapo (NY) town officials Tuesday offered an embattled New Hempstead private school the use of space in the town’s baseball stadium for classrooms for up to 400 girls. Read more here. UPDATE: Read more here.
Filed under Community & Giving, Human Interest
Ramapo Wants Share of Ballpark Sales Tax Revenues, County Says No
Ramapo (NY) acting supervisor Yitzchok Ullman seeks a share of estimated $250,000 in sales tax revenues generated by Palisades Credit Union Park, home of the Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League). Rockland County Executive Ed Day says he’s not supportive. Read more and watch video here.
Filed under Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Ramapo Ballpark Auditor Agrees to Pay Hefty Penalties
A major Westchester County auditor and one of its senior partners have agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars in penalties for issuing fraudulent audit reports in connection with municipal bonds sought by the town of Ramapo (NY) for the construction of its baseball stadium. Read more here.
Moody’s Downgrades Ramapo’s Credit Rating
Ramapo’s (NY) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service as the town copes with the fallout from a baseball-stadium project that led to unprecedented criminal fraud charges against local officials. Read more here.
World Famous Nik Wallenda to Perform Daring Skywalk June 25th
PRESS RELEASE – World renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk across Palisades Credit Union Park on Saturday, June 25th, prior the Rockland Boulders game against the Cuban National Team, the team announced today. The 500+ foot long walk will take place almost 125 feet above the playing surface. As a special twist, Wallenda will also “drop” the ceremonial first pitch from high above the field of play before completing his heroic feat! Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Boulders Home Now Palisades Credit Union Park
PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the 2015 Can-Am Regular Season Champion Rockland Boulders will find a new community partner on the ballpark this year with the announcement today that Palisades Credit Union has acquired naming rights to the park now to be called Palisades Credit Union Park. Continue reading
Ramapo Supervisor Arrested On Charges Tied to Ballpark Financing
Federal agents and District Attorney’s Office detectives arrested Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and a former top lieutenant Thursday morning on charges tied to the financing of the town’s controversial baseball stadium through its economic development agency. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
Town Board Eyes Hotel Across from Provident Bank Park
Ramapo (NY) is looking to attract a hotel, stores and housing on property across Pomona Road from Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League). Read more here.
Boulders Release 2016 Promo Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders announced today their preliminary promotion schedule for the 2016 season. Along with premium giveaways and staples like the “Fireworks Extravaganzas”, many fan favorites will make a return to Provident Bank Park this year, helping fans “Experience the FunShine” that comes with Boulders baseball. Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Stadium Issues
Boulders Unveil New Website
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders unveiled a new, mobile-friendly website on Tuesday, January 12th, helping to streamline the fan experience across all platforms; smartphone, tablet, and desktop. The new site utilizes a responsive web design architecture, allowing for optimal viewing and interaction regardless of what device fans connect with RocklandBoulders.com. Continue reading
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Boulders Host 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival Saturday
PRESS RELEASE – As the 2015 season rapidly approaches, the Rockland Boulders are set to begin their defense of the 2014 Can-Am League Championship with an exhibition game on May 16th against the NYPD’s Finest, preceded by the 3rd annual Craft Beer Festival. Continue reading
Filed under Conference & Events, Food & Beverage
Boulders Release 2015 Promo Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders released their partial promotional schedule for the upcoming 2015 season this afternoon. A total of 54 home games will be played on 53 days with entertainment ranging from the Phillie Phanatic to Midget Wrestling and Mad Chad Taylor’s chainsaw juggling act! Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Ramapo, Feds Settle Environmental Lawsuit
Ramapo (NY) has agreed to fork over a $125,000 fine and create 2.2 acres of new wetlands after admitting it broke federal environmental laws to pave way for a new ballpark for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League). The project is still under investigation by the FBI over its financing. Read more here.
New Stadiums Promise More Than Can Be Delivered?
With a focus on the ballpark built for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) in 2010-2011 and the minor league baseball stadium building boom from 1993-2003, Bloomberg takes a look at a select number of ballpark projects and the promises made to taxpayers to get them built. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues