"We're excited to sign an extension with the Detroit Tigers, while already in a current contract with Detroit," said Connecticut Tigers Vice President and General Manager C.J. Knudsen. "We believe that shows the strength of our relationship."
"The Detroit Tigers have provided us with quality coaching staffs and players for our fans to enjoy over the past two seasons at Dodd Stadium. We're thrilled to be a part of the Detroit Tigers family and look forward to continuing to provide affordable family entertainment in Connecticut, while representing and carrying the Tigers name proudly.' said Knudsen.
The current PDC was set to expire at the end of the 2012 season.
The Tigers are very pleased to enter into this extension agreement with Connecticut," said Detroit Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta. "As we had anticipated when we came here in 2010 with Miles and his management team, Norwich has proven to be an excellent locale that fits very well within our developmental program. Our players and staff have enjoyed their experiences in Norwich quite well and through the continued efforts of CJ and his staff, we are confident that the fan base will continue to grow in the coming years and the facility will continue to be well maintained. This is a partnership that we look forward to continuing for the next several years and beyond."
The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers saw a 23% increase in attendance in 2011 (the 4th highest in Minor League Baseball), and will open their third season at Dodd Stadium on June 20 against the Lowell Spinners, affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Season tickets, suite rentals, and group outings are currently on sale. For more information go online to cttigers.com.