HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- The Astros’ Triple A affiliate is moving from Round Rock to Sugar Land.
As part of an agreement reached with the Houston suburb, the Astros are acquiring majority ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters as their Triple A affiliate.
Games will continue to be played at Constellation Field about 22 miles from Minute Maid Park. The Skeeters will play in the Pacific Coast League.
Owners from both the Astros and Skeeters expressed their excitement in statements released to the press.
"We look forward to partnering with the city of Sugar Land’s great leadership to reinvest into the ballpark to make it one of the best Triple A facilities in the country,” Crane said. “I also want to personally thank Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, who were instrumental in bringing baseball to Sugar Land."
The Skeeters were established by the Zlotniks in 2010 as an expansion team in the Atlantic League.
They won two Atlantic League championships (2016, 2018). The Skeeters were the first independent league baseball team in Sugar Land and the first minor league team in the Greater Houston area since the Houston Buffaloes (final season was 1961).