BOISE – The Boise Hawks and Chicago Cubs have signed an extension of their player development contract that will keep the ball club in Boise for at least two more years. The announcement was made this afternoon.
"We are so excited that the Cubs have shown their support for the Boise area," Hawks’ President/General Manager said. "The loyalty they are showing the Hawks and patience they are giving us to improve the facilities here says a lot for their dedication to player development and to our great city and surrounding area."
The Hawks have been a Class-A affiliate of the Cubs for the past 12 years. They have qualified for the Northwest League playoffs in six of those years, and won titles in 2002 and 2004.
The contract extension ensures the Cubs will be the parent club of the Hawks through the 2014 season. Since the Cubs took over in 2001, 52 members of the Hawks have gone on to play in the big leagues.
The Cubs have expressed interest in recent months about moving the ball club if the facilities at Memorial Stadium were not improved, or the team did not get a new ball park.
“We are hopeful that improvements can be made to the current facility in order to best develop our players and keep us in Boise for the foreseeable future,” Jason McLeod, the Cubs’ Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development.
Ticket information for the 2013 season is available by calling the Hawks’ offices at 322-5000.