- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

FRANKFORD, N.J. (AP) - For the first time in four years, a minor league baseball stadium in northwestern New Jersey played host to just that: baseball.

The New Jersey Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1FMKcqi ) Skylands Stadium in Sussex County hosted its first Sussex County Miners game Monday.

The ballpark, known previously as Skylands Park, was the home of a Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The New Jersey Cardinals played there from 1994 to 2005 before a five-season stint as the home of the Sussex Skyhawks.

But since the Skyhawks folded in 2011, the 4,200-seat ballpark hasn’t seen a single inning of professional play.

Monday’s home opener brought more than 3,800 people to the park.

The team is back in town later this week to open up a four-game home stand against the Ottawa Champions.


Information from: The New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.), https://www.njherald.com

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