CLEBURNE, TX – The Cleburne Railroaders right now introduced a brand new majority possession accomplice, Railroaders Baseball Companions LLC, efficient instantly. The brand new possession settlement additionally features a partnership with REV Leisure, the official occasions accomplice of the Texas Rangers, to function the managing accomplice for the crew.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Cleburne Railroaders and look ahead to the continued development and success of the crew. Our imaginative and prescient is to proceed to develop the Railroaders expertise for gamers, followers, and sponsors,” stated Tom Vander Veen, Managing Member of Railroaders Baseball Companions LLC. “I want to thank Daryn Eudaly, John Junker, and your complete CB Traders possession group for his or her management of the Cleburne Railroaders, and our crew seems to be ahead to persevering with to develop on their success. I’m excited to be a part of a crew that represents the satisfaction of Cleburne and look ahead to increasing our imaginative and prescient sooner or later.”
Vander Veen has been a minority proprietor of the Railroaders since 2021. He’s additionally half proprietor of the Dallas Jackals, a Main League Rugby crew that performs at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The American Affiliation of Skilled Baseball authorised the brand new possession crew earlier this week, following approval by Cleburne Metropolis Council.
“Baseball has had a wealthy historical past in Cleburne for over 100 years, and I’m excited to see the way forward for the Cleburne Railroaders beneath the steering of Railroaders Baseball Companions and REV Leisure. The imaginative and prescient of the possession group runs parallel to the dedication and development of the Metropolis of Cleburne,” stated Mayor of Cleburne Scott Cain.
An enhanced dedication to the fan expertise shall be a precedence for the brand new possession group. The group will work to create further activations that may additional develop the choices already offered by the Railroaders.
REV Leisure, the official occasions accomplice of the Texas Rangers, will function the managing accomplice for the Railroaders. REV Leisure will oversee the day-to-day operations of the membership, together with all advertising and marketing, model, gross sales, and technique.
REV Leisure at the moment serves because the concessionaire and hospitality accomplice for the Down East Wooden Geese and Hickory Crawdads. The group can also be at the moment working with a number of municipalities to carry skilled baseball to their respective communities.
“The chance to work with the Cleburne Railroaders is a superb level of satisfaction for our crew. REV Leisure is devoted to increasing venues and types, and we’re thrilled to handle the Cleburne Railroaders to assist improve the expertise for Railroader companions, and followers. Our crew is dedicated to changing into a part of the Railroaders household and is trying ahead to being a fixture locally,” stated Sean Decker, President of REV Leisure.
Initially based in 1906, the Cleburne Railroaders are a member of the American Affiliation. The Railroaders play at La Moderna Area, situated 30 miles south of downtown Fort Price.
The American Affiliation is a 12-team skilled baseball league that stretches from Cleburne to as far north as Winnipeg, Manitoba. In September 2020, the American Affiliation was designated as a Skilled Companion League, becoming a member of the Atlantic League and the Frontier League beneath the MLB umbrella.
Groups compete in a 100-game schedule throughout two divisions (East/West) with three playoff rounds to determine a champion. The Railroaders joined the American Affiliation as an growth crew in 2017.
The Cleburne Railroaders will keep the identical schedule for the 2023 season. The brand new possession won’t have an effect on any present ticket holders or companions.
A press convention shall be held later this month as a part of the pre-game ceremonies earlier than a Railroaders recreation. Extra particulars shall be introduced quickly.
Joshua Schaub, Commissioner, American Affiliation
“The American Affiliation is happy to welcome Tom VanderVeen and REV Leisure. They’re taking up an already nice member in Cleburne and we search for them to speed up development in that market. Daryn Eudaly and John Junker ought to be happy with what has been completed in Cleburne. We thank them for all of the efforts in getting the Cleburne market off the bottom.”
John Junker, Common Supervisor, Cleburne Railroaders
“Being a part of the Railroader group has been a beautiful expertise. We’re excited for the brand new possession group and their dedication to group. With their lengthy tenure in proudly owning and managing sports activities groups, the Railroaders group has a brilliant future with the REV Leisure group. We wish to thank our unbelievable followers and the communities of Johnson County for his or her help throughout our time right here.”
Daryn Eudaly, CB Traders Possession
“We’re very grateful for the entire help of our followers, sponsors and town and look ahead to seeing the Railroaders obtain new milestones over the approaching years. The management and synergy that shall be created with Tom Vander Veen, Prime Tier Sports activities and REV Leisure will additional put Cleburne on the map and produce further actions to La Moderna Area!”
About REV Leisure: REV Leisure is a full-service firm with the purpose of manufacturing first-class sports activities and leisure occasions nationwide. REV Leisure formally launched in 2021 because of the success of Rangers Occasions, which served because the unique reserving agent for all non-MLB recreation day occasions starting in 2012. REV Leisure has additionally created and produced a number of unique ideas, together with the creation of the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Basic, Bout on the Ballpark and School Baseball Showdown. REV Leisure additionally consists of REV Sports activities Administration, REV Meals Companies and REV Manufacturing Companies, which was created in 2020 because the nation’s first unaffiliated stadium flooring manufacturing firm that focuses on the procurement, transportation, set up, and cleansing of stadium flooring and barricades. REVEntertainment.com.
Cleburne Railroaders/REV Leisure, Madison SanFilippo: [email protected] 817-533-1838