LOWELL, Mass. — Great Class-A short season minor league baseball team seeking new ownership. Only serious offers considered. Team has great history and will serve you well. Contact Drew Weber at…
That is the ad you could picture being in the Lowell Sun‘s classified section of the Sunday paper now that Weber has made it public he has put the Lowell Spinners up for sale. After 19 years of ownership, current Spinners owner Drew Weber is looking for new potential owners of his beloved ball club.
Weber purchased the Boston Red Sox Class-A affiliate from the original owner in 1997 and moved the club from Elmira, New York to Lowell. He moved them into LeLacheur Park on Aiken street a year later, where they have played every season since.
Although Weber hasn’t made it public wether or not he has an offer for the team. He likely won’t have any trouble trying to find someone to purchase the team from him. Weber paid roughly $2.2 million for the team in 1997.
The Spinners have three more years remaining on their lease with the city for the use of LeLacheur Park. It is not known what is in store for the team’s relationship with the Red Sox will be after the team is sold. Lowell extended their Player Development Contract for an additional two years in 2014. Meaning Boston’s New York-Penn League affiliate will remain in Lowell at least through the 2016 season.
One of the Spinners biggest assets is the connection to the Red Sox. Having a minor league affiliate only miles from their MLB team for only a fraction of the cost of a MLB ticket is a big reason thousands flock to LeLacheur Park each summer.
Keep an eye on Mill City Sports for further updates on the selling process over the upcoming offseason. The Spinners close out their season with games on Sunday and Monday against the Vermont Lake Monsters at LeLacheur Park.