Vibes baseball team staying in Colorado Springs as part of independent league

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Rocky Mountain Vibes baseball team will be staying in Colorado Springs as part of an independent league, the team announced Monday.

The Rocky Mountain Vibes announced today that Professional Baseball is here to stay in Colorado Springs. With the opportunity to be part of a Major League Baseball Partnership League, the Rocky Mountain Vibes will join the 7 other teams in the Pioneer League for a 92 game season, beginning on Memorial Day weekend and concluding in early September. 

With the assurance that professional baseball will remain in Colorado Springs, the community can anticipate a 2021 season and the return of all the various promotions such as Friday Night Fireworks, that have been a staple in the community for years. The new format of the league will also give fans more opportunities to see the Rocky Mountain Vibes with 46 home games compared to the 38 home games played in the 2019 Season.

Statement from the Rocky Mountain Vibes

The Vibes are part of the Pioneer League, an eight-team group that was previously an MLB-affiliated Rookie Advanced league. Now, the Pioneer League will be independent, but will be a “partner league” of MLB, according to MLB.

The move comes as part of a series of changes to the Minor League system following the expiration of a contract earlier this year.

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