The Batavia Muckdogs (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are looking to extend their stay at Dwyer Stadium for at least two more seasons.
Under consideration is an agreement that would allow the Batavia Regional Recreation Corporation to lease the ballpark from the city, while in turn subleasing Dwyer Stadium to the Muckdogs. The proposal covers the 2017 and 2018, and the Muckdogs–owned by the Genesee County Baseball Club–would continue to be managed by Rochester Community Baseball Inc, the entity that owns the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League).
The proposal relating to Dwyer Stadium was presented to the Batavia City Council on Monday, but is not expected to be finalized until January. More from The Daily News:
Red Wings President, CEO and COO Naomi Silver said Monday that the deal, which would cover the 2017 and 2018 seasons, were supported by the team.
“(RCBI) is satisfied with the lease continuing on as is,” Silver said.
According to Silver, there are no major changes planned for the team, which fields players largely in their first summer or two as professional ballplayers. The Muckdogs have renewed their affiliate agreement with the Miami Marlins, and Silver said General Manager Travis Sick is preparing the promotions and offerings at the stadium.
“We’ll be excited to get back to baseball in Batavia this June,” Silver said.
If approved, the agreements relating to Dwyer Stadium would run through April 2019.