(November 20, 2020, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) – (November 20, 2020, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) – The Houston Astros announced today that commencing with the 2021 season, the Sugar Land Skeeters will become their Triple-A franchise competing in the Pacific Coast league.
“This is a monumental day for our organization and the city of Sugar Land,” said Skeeters owner Kevin Zlotnik. “We are thrilled to partner with the Houston Astros and are proud to be affiliated with their organization. Becoming the first independent league team to make this transition is a testament to our fans, the city of Sugar Land and to the experience the Skeeters organization has created.”
The Skeeters began play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball at Constellation Field in 2012 and have spent the last nine seasons in the independent ranks, winning championships in 2016 and 2018.
“This is a historic day for our city and community, being able to bring Triple-A baseball to Sugar Land and Fort Bend County,” said Skeeters President Christopher Hill. “To be part of the Astros family and get the chance to continue to showcase our beautiful ballpark and provide our fans with a first-class baseball experience is something we cherish.”