ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express and iHeartMedia announced a new, multi-year partnership Monday morning to make AM 1300 The Zone the team's official flagship station.
"We are thrilled to partner with the great team at iHeartMedia and AM 1300 The Zone to continue to expand the reach of the Express broadcasts across Central Texas," said Express President Chris Almendarez. "In addition, our fans will have access to extended coverage of not only the team, but all of the happenings at Dell Diamond around our games. We are looking forward to an exciting partnership with the entire iHeartMedia family in 2018 and beyond."
"We are thrilled to announce this new partnership!" said Matt Martin, Region President for Austin/San Antonio. "I've had the pleasure of working with the Ryan Sanders Baseball team in multiple markets, and they are a world class organization. The Round Rock Express is a top notch entertainment establishment, a community leader, and this partnership not only expands iHeartMedia's sports footprint, but creates an amazing community synergy in the Austin area."
The partnership between the Express and AM 1300 The Zone includes exclusive broadcast rights of all 140 Express regular season games, any potential playoff games, the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game in July and the Triple-A National Championship game in September. Additionally, fans will be able to access all broadcasts on the iHeart Media app and online at AM1300TheZone.com.
Mike Capps will continue to serve as the play-by-play voice of the Express, entering his 19th season with the team. He will work alongside a rotating cast of color commentators for all home games at Dell Diamond, including iHeartMedia on-air personalities.
The Express open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 with a five-game series against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals affiliate) at Dell Diamond. Season memberships and flex plan ticket packages are on sale now.
For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter!