Mayor Madden Statement in Support of Tri-City ValleyCats Continued Affiliation with Major League Baseball

Mayor Madden Statement in Support of Tri-City ValleyCats Continued Affiliation with Major League Baseball

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2020

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement regarding his support for the Tri-City ValleyCats continued affiliation with Major League Baseball. In November, Mayor Madden sent a letter to MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred expressing his support for the team’s continued involvement in the minor league baseball system.

“For the last 18 years, the Tri-City ValleyCats have remained one of the most popular and successful baseball teams in the northeastern United States. Thousands of fans have attended games at “The Joe” throughout the season, stimulating the local economy, creating jobs, and generating millions in economic activity in Troy and across the Capital Region. Both on and off the field the ValleyCats have demonstrated they’re more than just a baseball team, giving back through donations, volunteer work, and financial contributions to charities. Regardless of the model the team pursues moving forward, we’re confident that local baseball fans will continue to support the ValleyCats for many seasons to come.”

Troy City Councilmember Eileen McDermott (D-6), whose district includes Joseph L. Bruno “The Joe” Stadium, also expressed her support for the ValleyCats and their importance to the Troy and Capital Region community:

“Summertime baseball at ‘The Joe’ is a yearly tradition enjoyed by thousands of Capital Region baseball fans each year. The team provides a family-friendly atmosphere where local families can enjoy a fun, affordable night out. As the representative in District 6, where the ValleyCats’ stadium is located, I know firsthand the impact the team has on our local economy, businesses, and community. I’m hopeful that Major League Baseball will maintain their affiliation with the ValleyCats, and look forward to supporting the ‘Cats in 2021 and beyond.”

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