The Trenton Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance Group, recently announced that they will host the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons during this upcoming season.
“After 27 years serving as the Double-A home of the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, we are excited to welcome the highest level of Minor League Baseball to New Jersey,” said Jeff Hurley, GM & COO of Trenton Thunder. “We look forward to working with the Bisons, Blue Jays and Major League Baseball to make this a successful season start.”
According to Hurley, the Trenton Thunder will play under the name “Trenton Thunder” when in their home ballpark. All uniforms and logos for the team will remain. However, when the team goes on the road for away games, they will be known as the Buffalo Bisons. “It’s a unique time in our history to host this Triple-A franchise,” said Hurley.
“Mercer County and everyone at the Thunder are proud to welcome the Buffalo Bisons to one of the top ballparks in America,” said Joe Plumeri, Owner of Trenton Thunder. “Our family of fans will be able to root for future Blue Jays big leaguers against the top prospects from the Phillies, Yankees, Mets, Red Sox and Nationals, while enjoying the beautiful setting along the banks of the Delaware. GO THUNDER!”
Over the years, Mercer County has continued to make improvements around the ballpark to keep up with Major League standards. Some larger projects include updating ballpark lighting, new stadium seats, new infield grass and new wall pads along the lower level of the outfield wall to ensure player safety. As a top-rated facility growing year after year, it was a welcome home for the Bisons to start the season.
“This is terrific news for Mercer County, our Capital City and baseball fans throughout the region who are eager to root for the Thunder again this season,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “The county’s investments in the stadium in conjunction with Thunder management have ensured that it remains a first-rate facility for players and fans alike, and we look forward to another exciting summer at the ballpark.”
The Thunder are proud to support Triple-A baseball this season as well as the MLB Draft League. Additional details will be announced shortly as they look to continue this multi-faceted partnership with Major League Baseball.
Click here to watch our video announcement from Thunder GM/COO, Jeff Hurley.