Nov 16, 2023

North Platte to get new baseball team, Nebraska 80's will play in the Pecos League

Posted Nov 16, 2023 7:49 PM

Story by North Platte 80's Communication

North Platte, NE The Pecos League is proud to announce its newest team in North Platte, Nebraska. The team will be named the North Platte 80s. The Pecos League now has teams in eight states across the Western United States. The team will begin play at Bill Wood Field. The Teams website can be viewed at teams 80s themed colors are Denim Blue and Corvette Red. North Platte will join the 16 team Pecos League and take the place of the the Lancaster Sound Breakers from California. The Sound Breakers set the all time Pecos League Attendance Mark, but their stadium was sold to a soccer club. A new era of baseball in North Platte, Nebraska will begin in the Summer of 2024 as the North Platte 80's was unveiled as the new name of the newest Pecos League Team. The 80's represents a baseball team in many ways. First ties the city lying on Interstate 80. The excitement and passion is Baseball's Forgotten Era: The '80s in which National League Baseball was played with no Designated Hitter as the rules are in the Pecos League. Promotional nights will include 1980's nights with 1980's music, food and uniforms. The North Platte Team will play in the Mountain Division in the 2024 season along with the Tucson Saguaros, Roswell Invaders, Alpine Cowboys, Garden City Wind, Blackwell Flycatchers, Trinidad Triggers and Santa Fe Fuego. North Platte will host Spring Training for both the Tucson Saguaros and the North Platte 80s before the two teams play the first series in North Platte. Pecos League Commissioner and Owner Andrew Dunn "We are excited to play the 2024 season in North Platte, I believe it will fit perfectly with the other cities in the league. The people are Garden City have been extremely welcoming and Clint Lightner Ballpark will continue our mission to upgrade facilities in our league. Former Tucson Saguaros Manager JD Droddy "I think it is great addition and it will be very helpful to the Northern Division. I think Nebraska is a great baseball state and Western Nebraska will be great for the Pecos League. "Nebraska Sports Genius John Scroder "I am so excited that we are getting a Pecos League in Nebraska, players and fans alike will love. We love the action here. "The North Platte 80s will finalize their coaching staff soon. The Pecos League is an independent professional baseball league which operates in cities in desert mountain regions throughout New Mexico, West Texas and Southern Colorado. Pecos Teams play in cities that do not have Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either.