The Tri-City ValleyCats have an exciting announcement to make for local baseball fans in the Capital Region. Although they are no longer affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB), the team has revealed they are joining the Frontier League as its 16th member starting this year.
ValleyCats Baseball to Continue at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
The Frontier League is the largest and longest running independent professional baseball league. They are recognized as an official Partner League of MLB, and each year the Frontier League moves more players into MLB organizations than any other independent league.
In a press release, ValleyCats President Rick Murphy said, “We are excited to join the Frontier League and eager to start this new chapter in ValleyCats baseball. We feel that this opportunity is the best fit for our fans, franchise, and facility as we look to the future.”
Thanks to this new connection with the Frontier League, the Tri-City ValleyCats will remain in the Capital Region and continue to call the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium home. The Frontier League plays a 96 game schedule, and the ValleyCats will have 48 home games.
“We are anxious for their fans to see Frontier League baseball,” said Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee in the press release. “2021 could not start better for the Frontier League than to have the ValleyCats join our family.”
The league’s season is set to begin in mid-May of this year, and a full schedule will be announced in the near future. For information on new mini-plans and season ticket packages for 2021, please visit the Tri-City ValleyCats’ website.