Thomas More University, Florence Y’alls – A Match Made in Baseball Heaven
FLORENCE, KY (March 1, 2022) – Thomas More University and the Florence Y’alls Baseball Club are partnering to rename the home of the Florence Y’alls “Thomas More Stadium.” As part of the agreement, the stadium will also become the home of the Thomas More Saints’ baseball team starting in spring 2023.
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“We are pleased to welcome Thomas More into our sports family,” says Y’alls President David DelBello. “Securing the naming rights for the stadium was a big priority for our organization this offseason. The agreement partners the Y’alls with a first-class institution and represents a great opportunity for the Saints’ student-athletes to play at our top-notch facility.”
Thomas More announced a major comprehensive fundraising campaign in Fall 2021 in support of a five-year strategic plan that includes enhanced athletic facilities for many of the Saints 29 sports teams. Additional plans are in place for other facility upgrades at the university that will affect additional Saints sports teams positively; renovations at Republic Bank Field and its track were completed last year. “The student-athlete experience is a big part of Thomas More University,” said Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. “The experience that we create for our student-athletes is intentional and designed for success in the classroom and on the field of competition. As we invest in new academic and athletics spaces, we are designing them to ensure the success of every student.”
For now, the Saints baseball team is playing its 2022 season on the Crestview Hills campus before officially calling Thomas More Stadium in Florence home in spring 2023. “When the opportunity to partner with the Florence Y’alls presented itself, we could not pass it up,” says Thomas More Athletic Director Terry Connor. “To give the baseball team the chance to play in a professional stadium is a great opportunity for our student athletes and coaches.”
For the Y’alls, the Thomas More Stadium agreement is part of a larger stadium upgrade, which includes a brand new scoreboard and video board in left field set to debut this season. The first big event to be hosted at Thomas More Stadium will come when Florence hosts the Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft on April 24 and 25. The Y’alls jump right into a nine-game homestand shortly thereafter to kick off the 2022 campaign. Opening Day is May 12 versus Tri-City.
“Congratulations to the Florence Y’alls and to Thomas More University on their partnership!” says Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. “We welcome the Thomas More Saints to the City of Florence and our gem of a ballpark. We look forward to seeing the Saints take the field next spring.” Brent Cooper, president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce joins Whalen in support of the partnership stating, “Y’all know that we are all about partnerships and we can’t say enough about how excited we are that Thomas More Stadium will be home to Northern Kentucky’s Florence Y’alls and the new home of Saints baseball. Go Saints y’all.”
Visit thomasmore.edu/athletics for an up-to-date schedule of games for all Saints athletics. For more information about Thomas More University, visit thomasmore.edu or contact Kevin Reynolds at 859-344-3344 firstname.lastname@example.org. For Florence Y’alls schedule, ticketing, and stadium information, please visit florenceyalls.com. Contact Anthony Mazzini at email@example.com with any questions.
About Thomas More University
For 100 years, Thomas More has created a university for the student who wants to Be More, Do More, Seek More, Win More, Achieve More, and Create More. Since its founding in 1921, Thomas More has provided a mission-driven, liberal arts education that is based in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth, which allows them to begin the journey to become the person they were created to be. Entering into the second century, it’s time for More. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, to build upon the #1 ranking for long term gain in Kentucky (2019 Georgetown study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit thomasmore.edu.
About the Florence Y’alls
The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. Opening Day for the Y’alls is Thursday, May 12 versus Tri-City. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com or by phone at (859) 594-4487.
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