High Point Baseball
Atlantic League Approves High Point Membership for 2019
Board of Directors unanimously agrees to add new community to circuit
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs (”ALPB”) announced in March of 2018 that approval has been granted to High Point Baseball, Inc. for the operation of an Atlantic League membership beginning in 2019.
“We are excited to welcome High Point, N.C. to the Atlantic League in 2019,” said League President Rick White. “The High Point community has made significant progress toward hosting Atlantic League baseball. The club will occupy a new state-of-the-art ballpark which will be the centerpiece of a High Point downtown redevelopment project. An ownership group named High Point Baseball, Inc. has been officially launched and approved by the league.”
High Point Baseball, Inc. was unanimously approved for League membership by the Atlantic League’s Board of Directors last week. The ballclub is scheduled to begin Atlantic League play commencing with the 2019 championship season and is slated to host its home games in a ballpark built to League specifications, dubbed BB&T Point. Further details regarding the High Point club can by found by visiting www.highpointbaseball.com.
The Atlantic League is in its 21st season of play. The league currently consists of four clubs in the Freedom Division: the Lancaster Barnstormers (Lancaster, Pa.), Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Waldorf, Md.), Sugar Land Skeeters (Sugar Land, Texas) and York Revolution (York, Pa.), as well as four clubs in the Liberty Division: the Long Island Ducks (Central Islip, N.Y.), New Britain Bees (New Britain, Conn.), Road Warriors (League-operated Travel Team) and Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, N.J.).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information regarding the Atlantic League, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.