ALPB Board of Directors officially approves Staten Island Entertainment Ownership Group to field team in 2022

(New York, Aug. 2, 2021) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) Board of Directors today approved the application of Staten Island Entertainment, LLC to organize and operate an ALPB club in Staten Island, New York, beginning play in 2022.

Led by John Catsimatidis, Eric Shuffler, and a robust investor group, the Staten Island club will debut in the league’s 2022 Championship Season as part of the Atlantic League’s North Division. The new addition will play in an upgraded Ballpark at St. George and make the Atlantic League the only Major League Baseball Professional Partner League with a team in New York City.

“We are thrilled to welcome Staten Island to the ranks of the Atlantic League,” said League President Rick White. “Their ownership group has demonstrated a clear passion for the Borough of Staten Island, along with a sophisticated approach necessary to succeed in the City of New York. This bodes well for their success.”

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