Mid America League Announces Abilene, Texas As The Second Franchise In League
Oct 12, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Mid America League, a premier summer development baseball league, is thrilled to announce the selection of Abilene, Texas, as the home of its second franchise in the League. Abilene joins Sherman, Texas as an inaugural member of the Mid America League.
Matt Perry, President of the Mid America League, said, “Abilene has a great history of minor league baseball dating back to the 1920’s when the Abilene Eagles played in the West Texas League. The city’s rich baseball history and commitment to sports, along with its enthusiastic fan base, make it an ideal location for one of our inaugural franchises. We think the timing is great as well, as there are so many positive things happening in Abilene.”
Mid America League teams will play 68 home games from late May through early August followed by playoffs to determine a League champion. Teams will be comprised of college players with team’s maintaining the ability to add select, non-college players. Further, the League will institute a Name, Image and Likeness program for players to earn income for approved services while playing in Abilene. Players will stay with host families in the local market during the season.
The Abilene team will play its home games at McMurry University’s Driggers Field, which was the home of a minor league team in 2012. Perry added, “We’re really appreciative of the University playing such a vital role in bringing baseball back to the market after such a long absence. We look forward to working with them to create a great working partnership and know that Driggers Field will be a great host for home games.”
The League is in the process of finalizing the team’s ownership group, which will include local investors. An announcement in the near future will confirm the final ownership structure, to include a “meet and greet” opportunity with owners and League representatives, details of a “Name The Team” contest, season tickets and more.
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