WINNIPEG, MB – On Thursday afternoon, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman announced the honourary renaming of Portage Avenue East from Main Street to Westbrook Street as “Winnipeg Goldeyes Way” in recognition of the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ second consecutive American Association championship.
“Winning a single championship series like this is incredible,” said Mayor Bowman. “Winning back-to-back championships, however, is certainly an achievement worthy of special recognition from our city.
“Congratulations to all the players, management, and staff of the Winnipeg Goldeyes ball club on this extraordinary accomplishment,” Mayor Bowman continued. “You have represented Winnipeg well, and made us all proud!”
The Winnipeg Goldeyes won the 2017 American Association on Wednesday, September 20th with an 18-2 win over the Wichita Wingnuts at Shaw Park. It was the Goldeyes’ second consecutive championship, third in the last six years, and fourth in franchise history.
“We are thrilled to be honoured in such a manner by our great city,” said Goldeyes’ President and CEO Sam Katz. “I cannot be more proud of our players, coaches, and staff on winning back-to-back championships. It is extremely difficult just to make the playoffs in the American Association, let alone winning a championship. Winning two in a row and three over the last six years is a testament to the hard work and committment to excellence from every person within the organization.”
Honourary “Winnipeg Goldeyes Way” signs will be installed today. The signs will remain in place for the next five years, after which, they will be donated to the Goldeyes’ organization.
The Goldeyes open the 2018 season in May and will be celebrating their 25th year.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com