Mid America League teams will play sixty-eight home games from late May through early August followed by playoffs to determine a League champion. Teams will primarily be comprised of college players with franchises 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 Texarkana. Players will stay with host families in the local market during the season.
The Texarkana team will play its home games at George Dobson Field. The city is currently investing in fence repairs and a new scoreboard at the facility and the team will make sizeable investments in upgrading the seating options, ticketing, and concessions. “I am thrilled to extend a warm Texarkana welcome to the Mid America League! Our community is honored to host this league, bringing a new era of excitement and talent to our beloved city,” said Mayor Bob Bruggeman. “Whether you’re a lifelong baseball enthusiast like me or a first-time spectator, I encourage you to embrace the new team and let the Mid-America League season in Texarkana be a home run for everyone involved!
The League is in the process of finalizing the team’s ownership group, which is slated to include local investors. An announcement soon will confirm the ownership structure, to include a “meet and greet” opportunity with owners and League representatives.