Skylands Stadium in August, NJ this week announced that professional baseball will officially return to the stadium this Spring 2015. The still-to-be-named team will join the Can-Am Association of Professional Baseball, the league in which the Rockland Boulders play. In its inaugural season, the new Skylands team will play 55 home games starting mid-May through Labor Day, plus playoff games at the recently renovated Augusta stadium.
In the Can-Am League, the new team will join the Boulders; the NJ Jackals of Little Falls, NJ; the Champions of Ottawa; the Les Capitales of Québec; the Aigles of Trois-Rivières; plus the Can-Am Grays, a travel team based in Maine. In addition to Can-Am League play, there will also be inter-league play with the American Association of Baseball.
The stadium is encouraging all members of the community to visit its Facebook page, “Skylands Stadium,” to make suggestions for a team name and mascot, as well as for entertainment and attractions they would like to see at games. Tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at www.SkylandsStadium.com, including season tickets and special family deals.
“With this new Can-Am team, we are dedicated to delivering a high caliber of baseball for the entire community to enjoy. At Skylands Stadium, fans can indulge in great baseball, food and drinks in major-league caliber facilities – all at minor league prices,” said Al Dorso Sr., president of Skylands Stadium. “Our field is in top condition, our concession stand is fully stocked and our comfort facilities are spotless. We look forward to welcoming fans, and sponsors, to our very own New Jersey field of dreams.”