On Monday, the Pittsburg City Council approved a field license agreement with the Pecos League of Professional Baseball that will bring the Pittsburg Anchors to the city for the 2020 season. The item was approved in the consent calendar.
According to the Staff Report, the agreement is for one baseball season through August 31, 2020 with a maximum of 25-games at a rate of $400 per game for a total of $10,000. The city had been working out the feasibility since October 2019.
The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs has been in existence since 2011 and has grown from 6-teams to 12-teams including the City of Pittsburg and City of Martinez, with teams also in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, and Texas.
The league will be limited to lighting not to pass 11:00 pm and the league is responsible for staffing the facility during team games, events and other uses but not limited to security, concessions, guest services, coaches, players, and officials. They are also allowed to have promotional advertising up from May 15 until August 31 with City Manager approval.
The team will begin play at City Field beginning on June 2 and the Teams website can be viewed at http://www.PittsburgAnchors.com
The Pittsburg Team will play in the Pacific Division along with Martinez, Santa Cruz, Bakersfield, Wasco and Monterey.
“We are excited to play the 2020 season in Pittsburg, I believe it will fit perfectly with the other five cities in the Pacific Division.. The people in Pittsburg have been extremely welcoming and City Field will instantly be one of the top parks in the Pacific Division. The Pittsburg Anchors will finalize their coaching staff soon,” sad Pecos League Commissioner and Owner Andrew Dunn.
Pecos Teams play in cities that do not have Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. For more information about the Pecos League visit http://www.PecosLeague.com