A new baseball team is coming to Western New York - the Niagara Falls Americans are set to play their inaugural season in June next year.
The Americans will play a minimum of 23 to a maximum of 30 home games at the historical Sal Maglie Stadium, according to Niagara Falls Mayor Rob Restaino and franchise owners Can-USA Sports. They emphasized that the establishment of the new team offers high-quality baseball games to local residents.
The selection of Niagara Falls is due to its rich history, our well-preserved stadium and the faith that the franchise has in our city, summarized NYS Senator Minority Leader Rob Ortt, adding, "I hope this sends a positive message about our belief in Niagara Falls."
The Americans will compete in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). The PGCBL has seen over 180 of its players proceed to sign contracts with Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Niagara Falls Americans are the third team under the ownership of Can-USA sports, alongside the Elmira Pioneers and Batavia Muckdogs.
Michael Gabriele, a former Niagara University baseball player, will be leading the team as their head coach. He expressed his excitement about his dual mission of helping local college players to grow while also entertaining baseball fans.
Additionally, local talent Michael Huff, an alumni of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, became the first signee for the new team.
Those interested in purchasing season tickets, priced starting at $99, or looking into sponsorship packages can reach out to CAN-USA Sports General Manager Marc Witt at email@example.com.