AUGUSTA, NJ (Sussex County) – The Sussex County Miners, a member team of the Frontier League, a Professional Baseball League of 14 teams throughout the US and Canada, Thursday announced they are now a Partner League of Major League Baseball (MLB).
“We welcome the Frontier League as a Partner League and look forward to working with them toward our shared goal of expanding the geographic reach of baseball,” said Morgan Sword, Executive Vice President of Baseball Economics & Operations, MLB.
“The Frontier League is thrilled to become an official Partner League with Major League Baseball, signifying perhaps the greatest watershed moment and milestone in our League history to date,” said Bill Lee, Commissioner of the Frontier League. “Needless to say, this new association enables us to extend the fan experience and expand the great game of baseball in all of our markets in the United States and Canada.”
”It has been my goal to unite all independent baseball teams under one umbrella since my involvement in professional baseball began. This association between the Frontier League and MLB greatly exceeds my expectation,” said Al Dorso, Owner of the Sussex County Miners. “This association will offer significant benefits to expand our market share, mind share and heart share amongst our loyal fans and supporting sponsors.”
The Frontier League, as a designated MLB Partner League, enables us to collaborate with MLB to jointly discuss marketing and promotional initiatives to grow, expand, and enhance the game of baseball.
The Sussex County Miners are New Jersey’s newest professional baseball team. The Miners play a 96-game season in the newly formed Frontier League from May through September. Their home games are played at Skylands Stadium, one of the premier sports and entertainment venues in North Jersey. Conveniently located in the heart of Sussex County, the Skylands Stadium Sports Complex includes a 4,200-seat stadium, the all-new 17,000-square foot indoor climate-controlled Champions Way Sports Academy, a 3-acre play and party area and a spacious parking lot. Along with baseball, Skylands Stadium hosts numerous events including food truck festivals, beer festivals, concerts, stunt spectaculars and holiday extravaganzas, as well as private and corporate functions. For more information or tickets, please call 973.383.7644.