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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) have announced that a nine-hole mini-golf course, known as “BoulderBirdies” will be built at Palisades Credit Union Park for the 2017 season. Read more and view photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
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.
Every team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:
“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.” Read more and watch videos here.
Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations: New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).
The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders will be hosting their fourth annual “Beers Around the Bases” Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 14, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Provident Bank Park. Fans will be able to enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 20 craft beers, as well as live music and entertainment, throughout the event. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders, in conjunction with the Sussex County Miners, announced today that the two teams will meet at Doubleday Field in historic Cooperstown, New York for the second annual Cooperstown Can-Am Classic on Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00pm. Continue reading
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
PRESS RELEASE – With the help of Flying Films NY, the Rockland Boulders will hold professional sports’ first-ever “drone flyover” as part of “Star Wars Night” on Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm when they host the Quebec Capitales. Presented by Dig Safely NY, and benefitting the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the night will include special themed jerseys to be signed and auctioned off as well Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders announced on Monday the start of the 2015 Junior Broadcaster Competition, presented by the NY529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. Submissions for the competition will be open until Friday, August 14 with the top three competing live on the air as part of the Boulders Broadcast Network. Continue reading
CNBC’s Sarah Whitten takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball and the Rockland Boulders (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) operating out of Provident Bank Park in Pomona (NY) — just an hour’s drive from the Big Apple. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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
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
PRESS RELEASE – For the first time in over six years, professional baseball returns to historic Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. when the Rockland Boulders host the New Jersey Jackals on July 17, 2015 for a 2:00 pm start. The first-ever “Cooperstown Can-Am Classic” will see last season’s top two franchises battle it out in the first professional baseball game in Cooperstown since 2009.
PRESS RELEASE – As proof of the team’s ever growing popularity, the Rockland Boulders are preparing to welcome their 500,000th fan to Provident Bank Park in just its fourth season. While who the fan is, and when they will arrive, is still a mystery, a celebration is already in the works as the anticipated date is forecast for the weekend of July 18 to 20 when the Boulders host the Lincoln Saltdogs. Continue reading
The indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) have unveiled new road jerseys that feature a blue “New York” across the chest, and numbers on the lower left side and back outlined in black. The team will wear pants with a blue trim, along with a blue cap sporting a “NY” logo with the baseball from the Boulders primary logo flying through the two letters.
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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders are inviting all baseball fans who want to support the on-going fight to eliminate PEDs from the game of baseball to A Night of Rods on Thursday, August 8th when the Boulders host the Wichita Wingnuts at 7PM at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY. Continue reading
After three years of on-and-off talks, the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) have locked in a deal to have eight of their home games broadcast live this season. Thursday’s series opener against the indy pro Winnipeg Goldeyes (American Association) will be the first-ever televised game in franchise history. Read more here. View schedule and read more from the Boulders here.
PRESS RELEASE – For the third straight season, the Boulders will be hosting Commemorative Coin Night, sponsored by Clarkstown Coin and Jewelry. This season’s coin giveaway will be held on Saturday, June 15 when Rockland hosts the New Jersey Jackals at Provident Bank Park in a 6:30 pm start, and features team mascot BoulderBird, as part of BB’s Birthday Celebration. The festive Continue reading
Federal authorities are reportedly investigating whether Ramapo’s (NY) Local Development Corp. falsely claimed assets it did not have to back the refinancing of bonds, including the $25 million bond for Provident Bank Park, home of the independent professional Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League). Read more here. View photo of federal raid here.
PRESS RELEASE – On behalf of the entire Rockland Boulders organization, I would like to thank you for your support of Boulders Baseball during our record-setting 2012 season at Provident Bank Park. More than 161,000 fans from throughout the Lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey turned out to root for their hometown team which placed us first in attendance in the Can Am League. This Continue reading
Drawing a significant part of its fan base from the Orthodox enclaves of Rockland County, including nearby Monsey and New Square, the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) held Jewish Life Night this past Sunday to celebrate Jewish life and culture. Reported attendance was 3,459. Read more here. View poster here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
While more and more fans are coming out to watch the burgeoning indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League), some neighbors near Provident Bank Park, including the local animal shelter, are complaining about the noise from regular fireworks shows and concerts. The team says they have received very few calls raising concerns. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League have exceeded 250,000 fans in total attendance in their second season of existence. Including Sunday’s game against the Kansas City T-Bones at Provident Bank Park, the Boulders have now drawn 250,769 over their first two seasons. In addition, their current 2012 mark of 127,065 has already surpassed last season’s total with nine home games still remaining Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – While many kids consider dogs and cats great pets, Boulder Bird thinks his pet rock is better than all the rest. Because he loves his pet rock so much, Boulder Bird along with Tilcon, an integrated construction materials supplier located in Rockland County, have decided to adopt out pet rocks to the first 1,500 fans on Monday, July 30 (please note – due to Thursday’s rainout, July 30 will now Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In an effort to attract baseball fans in Bergen County, New Jersey to attend Boulders games in Rockland County, New York, the Rockland Boulders will be changing their name and logo to the Bergen Boulders for one game only,Sunday, July 22 as part of Jersey Day. During the Rockland Boulders 2011 inaugural season, only 9% of the fans attending games were Bergen County, New Jersey residents.