Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Rox Play On This Spring, 1-Year Deal Penned
BROCKTON--The Brockton 21st Century Corporation announced Wednesday morning it has executed a Letter of Intent to provide for the Brockton Rox baseball team’s inclusion this season in the Future Collegiate Baseball League.
The Rox will continue to be operated by Chris Carminucci through Entertainment Management Company, LLC.
The Futures League currently has 9 teams operating in the Northeast and plays a 54 game schedule.
Additionally, the Letter of Intent provides for the continuation of The Shaw’s Conference Center and its management team headed by Michael Canina.
Canina will build on The Shaw’s Center’s successful operations.
The current quarter bookings will be the best first quarter results since operations began in 2004.
The Letter of Intent, which is for 1 year, also provides for substantial marketing of both the Brockton Rox and The Shaw’s Center.
Mary Waldron, executive director of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. said in a prepared statement she is pleased the deal will keep baseball at the stadium and provides incentives for promotional and special events at the stadium.
“We are excited at the prospects of joining the (Futures League) and promoting the family entertainment value of seeing potential future professionals getting their start," she said.
The terms of the deal and how much money the Rox owe the city at this juncture were not immediately available.
Carminucci could not immediately be reached for comment.