The New York Yankees have announced changes to their minor league affiliation structure as a result of the expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement (between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball) and the creation of the Prospect Development Pipeline. Read more here. Read about the Somerset Patriots here.
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Plans have been announced to upgrade TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), including the addition of a Ferris wheel; a new fun zone and individual/group area with concessions where the lawn seating section is now in right field; a redesigned picnic patio in left field; and a redesign of The Handle Bar, an area where fans can enjoy an upgraded bar experience at the game. Read more here.
Bridgewater Township (NJ) will conduct a study to determine whether county-owned land near the TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), is in need of redevelopment. This could help fund needed upgrades to the two-decades-old stadium to enhance the experience for fans and help the team to remain competitive. Read more here.
The Somerset Patriots welcomed their 7,000,000th Fan to TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, July 26th. At 6:34 pm, Dan Heitkamp of Washington Township purchased the ticket to the game and entered the main gate with his 4-year old godson Logan where he was greeted by Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle among the fanfare.
The Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark May 12, presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots have unveiled a logo in celebration of TD Bank Ballpark’s 20th Anniversary for use during the upcoming 2018 season. Continue reading
Selected Freedom and Liberty Division All-Stars will battle it out Wednesday night in Bridewater (NJ), as the 20th Atlantic League (Independent Professional) All-Star Game will be played at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, starting at 7:10 p.m. EST. Read more here. Get more details here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots will host their Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, June 24th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation and the organization’s partner, The Palace at Somerset Park. The event will begin at 5:30 pm and last throughout the game. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots have announced that Marc Schwartz has been named the radio broadcaster for the 2017 season. Schwartz was hired as the Somerset Patriots’ Media Relations Manager in November of 2014 and will also continue in that role with the team throughout the year. Continue reading
The Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will honor the memory of John Basilone with a bobblehead on Sunday, September 11, as part of a series of events to recognize the 100th birthday of the first enlisted Marine in World War II to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on Guadalcanal. Read more and watch news report here. View Patriots schedule here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has announced that the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots are expecting to reach their 6,000,000thFan at TD Bank Ballpark this home stand. Continue reading
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Indy Pro, Atlantic League). Read more and view photo gallery here.
Fans of the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League) will find a healthier selection of food at their concession stands this season thanks to some culinary teamwork with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will retire Sparky Lyle‘s number 28 during the 2014 season. 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
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots unveiled a permanent tribute to Prisoners Of War and soldiers Missing In Action at TD Bank Ballpark. The Somerset Patriots are the first professional sports team in New Jersey to dedicate a “POW/MIA Chair Of Honor” in recognition of the men and women who served our country and did not return home. Continue reading
The first 2,000 fans at the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League) game on Thursday, June 27, will receive a replica of TD Bank Ballpark. Toy Story characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear will also be making an appearance. More info here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their home, TD Bank Ballpark, on Friday, June 7th for their 7:05 pm game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Continue reading
Somerset County (NJ) Improvement Authority has completed their solar initiative on the site of TD Bank Ballpark, home of the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), with the installation of the 3,465 solar panels. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Five-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots will host open contestant auditions for “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” at TD Bank Ballpark before their game on Wednesday, August 15th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announces a powerful trio of new menu concepts, facility improvements and fan promotions for the Somerset Patriots 2012 Season at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Five-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have announced the hiring of new Radio Broadcaster Justin Antweil. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Five-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have unveiled a special 15th Season Anniversary logo to commemorate the milestone for the 2012 season. Continue reading
The indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League) held a fundraiser last week for paralyzed Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand during the team’s annual Rutgers Night. LeGrand suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury last October during a game against Army. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is promoting the six minor league baseball teams in New Jersey via the state’s official website. Now this is the type of elected representation we like to see! View website here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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
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
New Jersey has come along way in the baseball revival world over the past two decades. We haven’t personally done the math, but it looks like folks in the Garden State can lay claim to having the most minor league and indy pro baseball teams per square mile than any other state, and some believe there is room for a few more. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the article.