Thunder Bay Border Cats Announce Official Naming of Tbaytel Park

THUNDER BAY, ONT. (Feb. 27, 2014 ) – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park.

“We are very pleased to be expanding our corporate partnership with Tbaytel to now include the naming of our home field,” says Thunder Bay Border Cats owner Brad Jorgenson. “We would like to thank Tbaytel for their ongoing commitment to the Border Cats organization and we look forward to seeing what the 2014 season will bring.”

Port Arthur Stadium officially opened in 1951 and has been providing a venue for various sports and entertainment events in the city of Thunder Bay ever since. The stadium, which is located at 425 Winnipeg Ave., has been home to the Border Cats since they were first founded in 2003 and was also home to the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks of the Northern League from 1993 to 1998.

“Tbaytel is a strong supporter of the Thunder Bay Border Cats and the high caliber of baseball the team delivers to our community,” says Tbaytel president and CEO Dan Topatigh. “We are proud to be continuing with the stadium’s rich history of over 60 years in our community and we are thrilled that the home of Border Cats baseball will now be Tbaytel Park.”

The 2014 season is scheduled to begin at Tbaytel Park on May 27, 2014 as the Thunder Bay Border Cats host the St. Cloud Rox starting at 7:05 p.m.

The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.

About Tbaytel:

Tbaytel is dedicated to delivering telecom solutions that ensure people, businesses and communities in northern Ontario have multiple points of access to the global communications highway. Tbaytel offers the region’s largest 4G HSPA+ digital cellular coverage area with extensive products and services in many neighbourhoods that include data, voice, wireless, internet, security and Digital TV. With over a century of contributing to the quality of life, infrastructure and economic health of the north, Tbaytel’s understanding and commitment to northern Ontario is unparalleled.