We found out that Colorado was getting a new pro baseball team last year, but it wasn't clear when that team would start playing... Until now.
According to a press release:
The Northern Colorado Owlz will play their inaugural season at Future Legends Complex in 2022, Owlz ownership announced this morning.
The decision to start in 2022 was made by the Owlz ownership group given the desire to open the inaugural Northern Colorado Owlz season at Future Legends Complex with fans in a packed state-of-the-art multi-purpose stadium. With COVID-19 pandemic concerns and restrictions in the state of Colorado, the Owlz ownership wants to prioritize the health and safety of players, fans, team staff, and the community, and offer an unlimited positive baseball experience.
The decision is fully supported by the remaining eight Pioneer League teams, who look forward to welcoming the Owlz opener in 2022.
“We want to give our fans the best possible experience when they come to an Owlz game for the first time, making sure we prioritize their health, and welcoming them to Future Legends Complex with a fully finished stadium, retail, restaurants, and other sports fields,” Northern Colorado Owlz Owner and Future Legends CEO Jeff Katofsky said. “With the whole Future Legends development operating for the 2022 season, we want to welcome supporters to a sports fans paradise.”
“Our priority is the health of our team, supporters and community. The Northern Colorado community deserves its first professional baseball game to be an unforgettable experience surrounded by friends, family and other fans! As an ownership group, given the restrictions of the pandemic, we didn’t see that happening in 2021,” added Northern Colorado Owlz Owner and Future Legends Executive Director of Operations Casey Katofsky.
The Pioneer League season in 2022 will run from approximately Memorial Day through mid-September. The Owlz will launch alongside newly announced USL League One Northern Colorado FC, also playing at Future Legends Complex.