JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Jammers manager Anthony Barone announced Wednesday during a press conference that the Jammers ownership will be moving out-of-state.
Barone said that the team will be relocating to the Milwaukee area, and will become to the Milwaukee Milkmen.
“Today is a bittersweet day for ROC Ventures (former owner of the Jammers). Bitter because we have made a difficult business decision to cease operating the Jamestown Jammers,” Barone said. “We have grown to love this community, admire the knowledgeable fan base, appreciate all that the City government and Jammers ambassadors have done to support the team, and absolutely enjoyed operating the team in the best stadium in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.”
The Milkmen will play in a brand new, 4,000-seat stadium that’s currently under construction in Franklin, Wi as part of an overall $130 million sports, entertainment and housing development called the Rock Sports Complex and Ballpark Commons.
The Jammers and its assets will be donated to a local nonprofit group while the city and the group seek new ownership for the team.
A copy of ROC Ventures statement is available here.
WNYNewsNow’s Bronson Rasmussen contributed to this report.