10/05/2016 1:00 PM -
New Braunfels, TX (October 5, 2016) – Dallas Charge General Manager Scott Smith announced today the relocation of the Charge to the Central Texas area. A name change will accompany the move, making the new entity known as Texas Charge.
The Charge have played in McKinney, Texas the last two seasons at Craig Ranch Softball complex. Due to challenges associated with the playing facility the Charge were forced to locate a new venue and were unable to do so in the Dallas area, therefore, forcing the move.
In the Central Texas area, Charge management are in negotiations with stadium locations with an announcement coming in the next few weeks.
“This move did not come easily due to the awesome support that the DFW area gave to the Charge during its first two years in the league,” stated recently named GM, Smith. It is our de- sire that we still honor those fans on and off the field. We certainly thank them for their support they gave this team.”
“The Central Texas area is an exciting sports minded region and will be an amazing opportunity to continue to grow the NPF in Texas,” continued Smith. “The fans of Central Texas will love seeing this team play and we cannot wait to become part of that awesome community.”
The 2017 National Pro Fastpitch season schedule will be released during December and is anticipated to provide each team with a 50 game schedule, 25 of which are hosted at their home venue.
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and in- spire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and pro- fessionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at www.texascharge.net
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season was televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage included the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet in April, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, joined the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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