SUGAR LAND, TX — The Skeeters are honored to join their peers in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in its groundbreaking working agreement with Major League Baseball.
The following statements were made by Skeeters front-office personnel regarding Tuesday’s announcement:
Kevin Zlotnik, Owner
“This is a monumental day for the Atlantic League and the Sugar Land Skeeters. I want to thank ALPB President Rick White and Founder Frank Boulton for continuing to take the ALPB to greater heights. This deal clearly shows that MLB believes our league is a showcase not for only talent, but innovation, as well. It’s long been speculated that Major League Baseball believes that quicker pace of play, more accurate judgment calls, and increased offensive action could increase fan interaction, so we eagerly await the experimental changes MLB will implement for the upcoming season.”
Tyler Stamm, General Manager
“The Atlantic League’s partnership with Major League Baseball will impact the future of baseball, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of innovation within the game. Baseball fans in the Houston area will have an exclusive opportunity to experience this exciting future each night at Constellation Field.”
The Skeeters, winners of the 2018 Atlantic League Championship, open the 2019 season April 25th at Constellation Field against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Season tickets and mini plans for the 2019 season are currently available and individual tickets will soon be made available. To purchase season tickets or mini plans, or for more information on ticketing, please visit sugarlandskeeters.com or call the TDECU Ticket Office at 281-240-4487.
Visit SugarLandSkeeters.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@SL_Skeeters) for all the latest team news and the latest on events to be hosted at Constellation Field.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 140 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com