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Skylands Ice Sculpture Extravaganza a Success

Sussex County MinersThere wasn’t any snow covering the baseball field at Skylands Stadium on Saturday, but inside the stadium’s event center, it was a winter wonderland during the stadium’s “Frozen in Ice” ice sculpture extravaganza.  Read more and view photo here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

Sussex County Miners Ice Extravaganza

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Ice Sculpture Extravaganza at Skylands Stadium

Sussex County MinersAs an encore to their “Dazzling Christmas Light Show” Skylands Stadium is now creating “Frozen in Ice” — the ballpark’s first-ever ice sculpture extravaganza that will run for 19 days starting on Friday, Feb. 5.  Read more here.  View photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

Sussex County Miners Ice Extravaganza

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Book About Skylands Park, New Jersey Cardinals Released

New Jersey Cardinals LogoRob Hilliard has released a book called The Circus is in Town — A Baseball Odyssey, a 790-page manuscript chronicling every detail of the deal to build Skylands Park in Frankford Township (NJ) and the relocation of the Hamilton Redbirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) to the new stadium as the renamed New Jersey Cardinals.  The book also traces his lifelong love of baseball from his childhood days to his cameo appearance as a sports writer in the 2013 movie 42 about Jackie Robinson.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Bar Set to Open at Skylands Stadium

Sussex County MinersWhen Al Dorso and a group of investors purchased Skylands Park in October 2013 he took a tour of the 4,200-seat stadium and began formulating a vision of what he wanted the stadium to look like.  The vision included a restaurant, which after two years of being a dream is on the cusp of opening.  Read more hereRead about the end of the Miners season here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the links.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Skylands Stadium (Augusta, NJ)

Amanda Lippert from BaseballStadiumReviews.com recently visited Skylands Stadium (formerly Skylands Park), the new home of the first-year Sussex County Miners (Indy Pro, Can-Am League).  View photos here.

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Pro Ball Returns to Sussex Stadium

Sussex County MinersThe Sussex County Miners (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) opened their inaugural home stand on Monday night in front of a crowd of 3,819 at Skylands Stadium.  This is the first time the ballpark has hosted professional baseball since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) folded in 2011.  Read more here.  View photo here.

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Miners Hold Exhibition Game Before Inaugural Home Opener on Memorial Day

Sussex County MinersSaturday’s game between the Sussex County Miners and the New Jersey Jackals (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) was just an exhibition, but it was the first time since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) closed up shop in 2011 that professional baseball players took the field at Skylands Stadium.  The team’s first home game will be on Memorial Day, May 25, at 7:05 p.m.  Read more here.

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