Baseball In Sugar Land Now Outfitted for Future of Sports Entertainment

| December 14, 2018

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The reigning champs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball — champions two of the last three seasons! — compete for fans in the sports media mega-market of Houston, home to the football Texans and the recent World Series champion Astros, as well as the NBA’s Rockets and teams in professional soccer, even rugby.The Skeeters lured famed pitcher Roger Clemens out of retirement, and basketball all-star Tracy McGrady to pitch! While most minor league clubs post up in much smaller markets (and adopt equally colorful mascots) — the Toledo Mud Hens, Chattanooga Lookouts, Albuquerque Isotopes — the Skeeters success inside the nation’s fifth-biggest metropolis means attracting baseball fans and non-fans in season and out.“On par with [baseball], we’ve got a playground and a splash pad. We've got a swimming pool in our left field corner. It's about affordable family entertainment, and, ‘Oh, by the way, there's a baseball game going on,’” says Scott Podsim, vice president of sales for the Skeeters.

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