It’s OFFICIAL! The Edmonton Prospects will once again take to the field for the 2024 WCBL Season.
Team officials informed the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) at the October 1st quarterly Governors' Meeting that steps were firmly in place to allow the team to field a team for the 2024 Season.
According to team Managing Partner Patrick Cassidy, the loose end was sealing a deal with Sherwood Park Minor Baseball that would allow use of Centennial Park, Diamond #9 again as a backup for some or all of their schedule in 2024.
With the start date for Myshak Metro Ballpark in Spruce Grove still an uncertainty, the team needed to be sure that a facility to play in the upcoming season was available.
“Sherwood Park has been incredible to deal with the last four years as they have taken the whole Metro Edmonton Concept to heart and understand that the continued existence and growth of the Edmonton Prospects is a good thing for grassroots baseball not only in the capital city, but throughout the entire Metro Edmonton and Northern Alberta Regions,” said the teams' Managing Partner, Patrick Cassidy.
“Construction on Myshak Metro Ballpark is ongoing but several challenges with respect to material deliveries remain a challenge that could affect the opening date for the facility.”
“We remain hopeful that an opening at some point in time during the ‘24 Season remains possible but given the scope of the project and some of the remaining challenges, we felt it was critical that a backup plan be put in place.”
“We will also be contacting all of our Business Partners and Season Ticket Holders to discuss our plans moving forward with them, as they have been extremely patient in waiting for this exciting new state-of-the art facility to open.” said Cassidy.
Cassidy also added, “We also felt that having the new Saskatoon Berries team about to play their inaugural season in 2024 that it was really important for the league from a scheduling standpoint to maintain two evenly-distributed divisions."
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