BURLINGTON, Vt. (March 8, 2023) -- The Futures League and the Vermont Lake Monsters are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Futures League All-Star Game presented by Community Bank will be held at historic Centennial Field on Tuesday, July 25th.The All-Star Game will spotlight the top collegiate players from each of the Futures League’s eight teams, on July 25th.
More information on pre-game events, festivities and how the teams will be selected will be announced over the coming months.
"We're so excited for our fans, the State of Vermont, New England, and all of the fans who travel from across the country to see the best of the best play at Centennial Field,” said Lake Monsters Senior Vice President C.J. Knudsen. “This will be one of many memorable highlights for our fans and the community to enjoy in 2023.”
Knudsen added, “We also want to thank Community Bank for stepping up to the plate as our title sponsor for the All-Star Game and being a long time partner."
“We’re proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s All Star Game,” Community Bank New England President Matt Durkee said. “Community Bank is committed to our communities and we love supporting organizations like Vermont Lake Monsters that contribute so much to this community by providing fun and family-friendly ways to spend the summer evenings.”
The Lake Monsters, who have been the regular-season champions in each of their first two FCBL seasons (2021 & 2022), will be hosting the first All-Star Game at Centennial Field since July 14, 1986 when the Vermont Reds hosted the Eastern League Double-A All-Star Game.
“The Futures League is delighted to bring the All-Star Game to the city of Burlington and the great fans of the Lake Monsters in 2023,” Futures League Commissioner Joe Paolucci said. “We are excited to showcase the top players in our league and to have our fans experience everything that the All-Star festivities have to offer”.
In addition to the All-Star Game, the Lake Monsters will also host a Home Run Derby on Monday, July 24th at Centennial Field. The night will include a chance to meet the All Stars and a post-derby concert. More details will be revealed in the future.
Tickets for the All-Star Game are now on sale through the Lake Monsters website at vermontlakemonsters.com.
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