The Houston Astros’ farm system is getting closer than before to the team’s home base of Minute Maid Park. On Friday, the club officially announced it has agreed to purchase a majority stake in the Sugar Land Skeeters and designate it as its Triple-A affiliate. Read more here.
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Greg Hernandez, general manager of hospitality services, and Tait Guthrie, executive chef, manage the food service for the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Sugar Land Skeeters may lower their travel expenses in 2018, as the independent professional Atlantic League would like to add three more teams in Texas. League officials are reportedly in active discussions with five potential ownership groups and expect the circuit to meet its 2018 expansion goal. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that Jay Lucas, who possesses more than two decades of sports communications experience, has been named Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the Skeeters organization. Jay Miller, President for the organization, made the announcement. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters and The New 93Q host “Country at the Ballpark” on October 9 at Constellation Field. This exciting new country music event has an all-star lineup consisting some of the hottest acts from Nashville and Texas: Chris Young, Eli Young Band, and The Voice’s Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the first act is tentatively Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A recent report showed Sugar Land’s Constellation Field exceeded attendance expectations in 2014 by 62 percent, an increase of 20,000 visitors over last year.The $36 million 7,500-seat stadium offers the community more than the opportunity to attend professional minor league baseball. The venue is a year-round community amenity that also offers concerts and community, Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Atlantic League fans who are not able to make the trip to Sugar Land, Texas for the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game now have a viewing option to watch their favorite players from around the league. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today a ground-breaking, minor league baseball agreement with ESPN, who will gain the exclusive rights to place games on its digital and television networks. The deal will begin with Skeeters home game coverage throughout the 2014 season. Additionally, ESPN will host exclusive Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today the club’s promotional schedule and game times for the upcoming 2014 season at Constellation Field. This season, the Skeeters’ promotional schedule promises a blend of baseball traditions, such as Thirsty Thursdays and jersey auctions, along with fun-filled, new theme nights, giveaways and more. Continue reading
Jon Danos, partner, president and CEO for Opening Day Partners (ODP), the owner of the indy pro Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League), has moved to Houston to work on plans for the league to add more teams in Texas. ODP also owns the Sugar Land Skeeters — the circuit’s lone franchise in the Lone Star State. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday, December 8, the Sugar Land Skeeters will host the 2013 Winter Fest from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Constellation Field. All children 12 and under, as well as Skeeters season ticket holders, gain FREE entry to the event. General admission cost is $5, with a portion of every ticket purchased benefitting Child Advocates of Fort Bend in support of abused and neglected children in the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the Atlantic League Board of Directors has awarded Constellation Field the privilege of hosting the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Continue reading
Houston Press blogger John Royal takes a look at possible expansion of the indy pro Atlantic League in the Houston area, particularly The Woodlands. Read more here. Thank to John Cerone for the link.
Opening Day Partners (OPD) Chairman Frank Kirk said the indy pro Atlantic League is looking to add up to two new minor league baseball teams around Houston to begin building a four-team western division for the circuit. OPD owns and operates the league’s Sugar Land Skeeters 25 miles southwest of Houston. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club will host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Constellation Field. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Houston Area Women’s Center and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. These centers are dedicated to providing services and resources to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Continue reading
The mosquitoes may be back in the Houston (TX) area in the form of the indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League), but one reason for the building of the Astrodome, the former home of the Houston Astros, was to beat back the mosquitoes that fans and Colt .45s players had to battle at outdoor Colt Stadium. Read more here.
The indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) finished up their regular season on Sunday, but not before donning Sugar Land War Chickens uniforms on Saturday for “What Could Have Been Night.” The game-worn jerseys were auctioned off for charity via a silent auction held on the stadium’s concourse during the game. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the organization has made several recent additions to their front office staff in the areas of marketing and communications, special events, event marketing and premium sales. The announcement was made by Skeeters President Matt O’Brien. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Seven-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series Champion Roger Clemens paced the Sugar Land Skeeters to a 1-0 win in game two Saturday night at Constellation Field in front of a sold out crowd of 7724. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, August 25 in Sugar Land, TX the Bridgeport Bluefish will go head-to-head with the Sugar Land Skeeters and square off against seven-time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens. The former Red Sox and Yankee hurler will be making his first professional appearance since pitching for the Bronx Bombers in 2007. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Constellation Field, a multi-purpose, $36 million ballpark in Sugar Land, TX and home of the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, will transition into another exciting phase of operations, by converting Sugar Land’s tremendous, new baseball facility, into a spectacular live concert venue capable of hosting the nation’s best live entertainment. Featuring a state-of Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Eleven time All Star and seven time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens is scheduled to join the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League. Clemens will be in uniform on Friday August 24, and will make his first start for the Skeeters this Saturday, August 25, at Constellation Field. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today a new five-year agreement with Insperity for naming rights sponsorship of the Sky Box and Club Level at Constellation Field. Effective immediately, the Sky Box and Club Level will be known as the Insperity Club™ Level, and the former Legends Club has now become the Insperity Club™. Insperity is also the naming rights Continue reading
BusinessNewsDaily staff writer David Meilach takes a look at Peter Kirk, chairman of Opening Day Partners, and ODP’s focus on customer service at the ballpark. The group, which includes Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, owns four teams in the indy pro Atlantic League. Honestly, there isn’t much profound here, but you might find the article interesting. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
A Labor Day weekend series at The Sandcastle in Atlantic City (NJ) between the indy pro Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks and Sugar Land Skeeters appears to be no go, as promoter Mario Perrucci says he won’t sign a contract until needed facility repairs are completed. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Today is opening day for the expansion indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) at the new Constellation Field, and the team is ready to rock with a sold out house, a pre-game party, special on-field ceremonies, giveaways, and post-game fireworks. The game against the York Revolution begins at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Tal Smith, one of Baseball’s most well known and respected executives has been named Special Advisor to Opening Day Partners (“ODP”). ODP is a leading owner/operator of minor league teams and is the parent company of the Sugar Land Skeeters, Houston’s new minor league baseball team. The Skeeters begin their inaugural season on Thursday, April 26 at sold-out Constellation Continue reading
Peter Kirk, chairman of Opening Day Partners (ODP), believes the new ballpark for his indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) will “blow people away.” Also, no big shocker here, but Kirk would like to see another AL franchise set up shop in the Houston area, preferably on the north side of the metro. Read more here
PRESS RELEASE – The first ever baseball game to be played at Constellation Field will feature two Sugar Land High School teams, Fort Bend Independent School District’s William P. Clements High School and John Foster Dulles High School, on Saturday, April 21. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – ABC Home & Commercial Services, Houston’s premier pest control firm, has been officially named the Presenting Sponsor for the 2012 Inaugural Season of the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team. As part of the agreement the Skeeters will be granted amnesty from ABC’s mosquito control program. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters, the area’s new minor league baseball team announced Wednesday that the official stadium name of their new home will be “Constellation Field”. The name change from “StarTex Power Field” to “Constellation Field” results from the recent merger between StarTex Power and Constellation Energy, one of the nation’s oldest and largest energy providers. Over the next Continue reading
The expansion indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) introduced their masot, “Swatson,” at an unveiling ceremony this morning at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy in Sugar Land. Swatson will make his first big public appearance at the Sugar Land Annual Tree Lighting event this evening at 5 pm in Town Center. Watch unveiling here from KHOU. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today the start of the “Name Your Mascot” contest. “Our mascot is a character that will always be with us, whether it is the preseason, postseason or off season,” said Christopher Hill, Skeeters Vice-President for Business Development. “Our mascot will stay with us forever and becomes the face of the organization in the community. When people see Continue reading
The expansion indy pro Sugar Land (TX) Skeeters (Atlantic League) will unveil the team’s new mascot on Friday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters released details of the main scoreboards at StarTex Power Field. The scoreboards are being supplied by TS Sports based in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading
After staking its flag in the Lone Star State with bold expansion to Sugar Land, the indy pro Atlantic League is necessarily exploring options for several more companion teams in Texas and Louisiana. It’s possible the league could reach 16 teams, with eight operating in the current eastern footprint and four complimenting the Skeeters. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – With less than eight months remaining until Opening Day in April 2012, the Sugar Land Skeeters today announced the following update on ticket sales at StarTex Power Field: Continue reading
According to a report in the York (PA) Daily Record last week, the Atlantic League board of directors approved the Sugar Land (TX) Skeeters to begin play in the indy pro circuit starting in 2012, but the Loudoun (VA) Hounds were put off for another season because of ballpark financing challenges. Not conceding defeat for 2012, Hounds president and CEO Continue reading