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Ballclub Information

General Information

Stadium Address: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 694, Troy, NY 12181
Telephone: (518) 629-2287 Fax: (518) 629-2299
Email Address:
Affiliation: Houston Astros (2001-Present)
Years in League: 1989-2000 (Pittsfield Mets), 2001 (Pittsfield Astros), 2002-present (Tri-City ValleyCats)

Who We Are

The Tri-City ValleyCats are a Minor League Baseball franchise located in the heart of New York's Capital Region.In 2017, the ValleyCats wrapped up their All-Star Season, averaging 4,083 fans per game, which is over 90% to stadium capacity! The 'Cats had the pleasure of hosting the 2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which drew over 5,000 fans to the Capital Region and "The Joe!"

A short season Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the ValleyCats compete in the New York-Penn League. The league consists of 14 teams, including affiliates of the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Phillies, Nationals, Indians, Pirates, Rays, Marlins, Cardinals, Tigers, and Athletics.

With a mission to create fans for life by providing an experience that's affordable, fun, and entertaining while in a safe and clean environment, baseball is just a piece of the lure. The ValleyCats attract a diverse fan base to "The Joe" by creating 38 unique theme nights, designed to keep every ballgame exciting and memorable. In 2014, fans were treated to 14 extravagant fireworks displays, tons of giveaways highlighted by a bobblehead and desktop replica championship ring, along with a five-part poster series, glow sticks, t-shirts, a world record attempt, and more.

The ValleyCats' season spans the summer months of mid June to early September, and consists of 76 games - 38 of which take place at the 'Cats home ballpark, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

Built in 2002, and located on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, "The Joe" features 4,500 fixed seats, 10 luxury suites, four unique picnic areas, a wide open-air concourse, and two grass berm seating areas.

ValleyCats games offer business opportunities unlike any traditional marketing channel, because when you advertise at "The Joe," you connect with a captive audience in an enjoyable setting. Combine that with steady, annual attendance growth, and it is clear why the ValleyCats remain an excellent advertising medium for organizations seeking to increase their presence in the Capital Region.

Awards & Accolades

• New York-Penn League Champions (2010, 2013)
• Stedler Division Champions (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• New York-Penn League Vince McNamara Outstanding Club (2008, 2014)
• Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Van Rensselaer Award (2012)
• New York-Penn League Robert F. Julian Community & Baseball Service Award (2011)
• Business Review's Best Places to Work (2011)
• Baseball America's Bob Freitas Short Season Organization of the Year (2009)
• New York-Penn League Leo Pinckney Award for promotional excellence (2007, 2009)