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Border Cats Return with New Ownership

Bryan Graham, vice-president of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), on Wednesday said the team’s new ownership group, a 22-member consortium, has signed an agreement with the league to return for a 17th season.  Read more here.

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U-18 Baseball World Cup Begins Friday in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur Stadium, home of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is one of the host sites of the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World Cup, which will see national teams from 12 countries compete for the title of world champion.  The tournament runs from Sept. 1-10, with games also happening at Baseball Central.  Read more here.

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Alexandria Beetles Return for One Night

Alexandria Beetles LogoMore than 1,200 fans showed up at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria (MN) recently for Alexandria Beetles Reunion Night to honor the 15 past seasons of their former summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise.  The contest featured the Thunder Bay Border Cats and the Willmar Stingers, who donned the throwback Beetles uniforms, hats, pants and helmets, while playing as the former Alexandria franchise on the scoreboard.  Read more here.

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Border Cats Announce Five-Year Lease Agreement for Port Arthur Stadium

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce the signing of a five year lease for use of the Port Arthur Stadium. This new lease will ensure that the summer collegiate level baseball team will continue to operate within the City of Thunder Bay for the next five seasons. Continue reading

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Thunder Bay Border Cats Sold

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League, Inc.’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the sale of the Thunder Bay Affiliate to Superior Baseball Club, Inc., a Florida Corporation. Continue reading

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Tbaytel Secures Naming Rights for Port Arthur Stadium

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading

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Border Cats Target Corporate Sales

Attendance for the summer collegiate Thunder Bay Border Cats (Northwoods League) went from 667 per game in 2010 to 821 per game last season, and owner Brad Jorgenson is looking to crack the 1,000 mark by reinvigorating relationships with the business community to increase corporate sales.  Read more here.

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It’s ‘Subway Field’ (at Port Arthur Stadium?) for Two More Years

PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are very pleased to announce the signing of a two-year extension of Subway Restaurants as corporate and title sponsor of the Cats home ballpark Subway Field through the 2013 season. Continue reading

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Final Round of Voting Begins in Canada’s Favourite Ballpark Contest

The final round of voting is now underway in Canada’s Favourite Ballpark Contest.  Fans have until Sept. 6th to choose between Labatt Park, former home of the indy pro London (ON) Werewolves (Frontier League) or Port Arthur Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Thunder Bay (ON) Border Cats (Northwoods League), as Canada’s Favourite Ballpark.  Read more and vote here.

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Battle of the Ballparks in Canada

Historic LaBatt Memorial Park in London (ON) is one of 16 chosen ballparks in “Canada’s Favourite Ballpark” contest sponsored by Baseball Canada.  Week 1 voting began on Monday.  Read more here.  Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay (ON), home of the summer collegiate Thunder Bay Border Cats (Northwoods League) and Seaman Stadium in Okotoks (AB), home of the summer collegiate Continue reading

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Finding Solutions to Low, Inconsistent Attendance in Thunder Bay

Attendance for the summer collegiate Northwoods League’s Thunder Bay (ON) Border Cats is not good at just under 700 per game and second from the bottom in the league, but owner Brad Jorgenson is working to improve promotions, marketing, and group sales to consistently fill the seats, despite the horrible weather so far this season.  Read more here.  Jorgenson is in his fourth season as the club’s owner and GM.

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Councillor Makes Plea to Support Border Cats

City of Thunder Bay (ON) Councillor Larry Hebert has made a plea in the local newspaper for fans to support the summer collegiate Northwoods League’s Thunder Bay Border Cats this season.  His fear is if fans do not show up at the Port Arthur Stadium to support the ‘Cats, the franchise could be lost to another market.  Read more here.

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Border Cats in for Another Season

Thunder Bay (ON) Border Cats owner and general manager Brad Jorgenson announced yesterday that the team will be in business for the 2011 season.  However, the future viability of the Northwoods League’s lone summer collegiate club in Canada hinges on support from the community, which has dwindled over the years to 651 fans per game this past season.  Read more here.

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Thunder Bay Border Cats in Trouble?

Bryan Graham, assistant general manager of the Northwoods League’s Thunder Bay (ON) Border Cats, sent a cryptic e-mail to the local media on Friday afternoon indicating that team has scheduled a news conference at Port Arthur Stadium for Tuesday to discuss the future of the team.  The Border Cats had the second lowest attendance in the Northwoods League this past season at 651 per game, which is Continue reading

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