The Great West League has announced that it is a new team for 2017, as Yuba City, CA is joining the summer collegiate circuit.
The soon to be named ball club will be the league’s sixth franchise, making its home at Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville, where it will share venue headquarters with the league counterpart Marysville Gold Sox.
“This is great news for baseball fans all over our area,” stated Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa. “We were eager to continue the long-standing tradition of baseball in Marysville. When the league suggested that their newest club in Yuba City would call Colusa Casino Stadium their home field, too, along with the Gold Sox, we knew that we had a winning recreational combination to offer our residents. We’re delighted to be able to help the new Great West League establish itself and provide quality entertainment for the whole family.”
A joint news conference by Yuba City and Marysville city officials, the team owners and league officials will be held in early January to make further announcements regarding the upcoming baseball season at Colusa Casino Stadium.
“We’re excited to add a sixth market to our growing league for 2017,” said GWL President Ken Wilson. “The expansion gives our league four teams in Northern California, creating a solid foundation for the league.”
The Yuba City Baseball Club will be owned and operated by Yuba-Sutter Community Baseball, Inc. Each team in the GWL will compete in a 60-game regular season schedule in addition to playoffs. The final 2017 Great West League schedule will be released later this month. The Yuba City club will play all 30 home games at Colusa Casino Stadium in conjunction with the Marysville Gold Sox.
Yuba City is in Northern California and the county seat of Sutter County, California, United States. Yuba City population is 65,416 in the city and 164,138 in the metro area.
Representatives of the City of Yuba City, the City of Marysville and Yuba-Sutter Community Baseball, Inc. reached agreement on a new contract that will see the Gold Sox return to play in Colusa Casino Stadium in the 2017 and 2018 baseball seasons.