Port Arthur Stadium is no more, as the home of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) is now Tbaytel Park after a naming-rights deal.
The change is effective immediately.
“We are very pleased to be expanding our corporate partnership with Tbaytel to now include the naming of our home field,” says Thunder Bay Border Cats owner Brad Jorgenson. “We would like to thank Tbaytel for their ongoing commitment to the Border Cats organization and we look forward to seeing what the 2014 season will bring.”
Port Arthur Stadium officially opened in 1951 and has been providing a venue for various sports and entertainment events in the city of Thunder Bay ever since. The multiuse facility has been home to the Border Cats since they were first founded in 2003 and was also home to the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks (independent; Northern League) from 1993 to 1998.
“Tbaytel is a strong supporter of the Thunder Bay Border Cats and the high caliber of baseball the team delivers to our community,” says Tbaytel President and CEO Dan Topatigh. “We are proud to be continuing with the stadium’s rich history of over 60 years in our community and we are thrilled that the home of Border Cats baseball will now be Tbaytel Park.”
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