It was announced today that the Connecticut Defenders of the Eastern League are moving to Richmond Virginia. The City of Connecticut and representatives of the Eastern League made the announcement jointly, Wednesday morning. The Diamond, a 25-year-old facility, which played host to the Triple-A Richmond Braves, will be accepting the Defenders for the next two seasons. As mentioned, the Richmond Braves of the International League were previously housed at the “Diamond”, until they relocated to Gwinnett County, Georgia. The team signed a two-year lease with the Richmond Metropolitan Authority, to play at the “Diamond” while a deal for a new stadium or a refurbished one is settled. President of the Eastern League Joe McEacharn, commented on the move, “It is ...
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