Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Royals have extended their working agreement with Burlington through the 2010 season. The extension follows a two-year pact the club signed with the rookie-level Appalachian League squad prior to the 2007 season.
"We are extremely pleased to be extending our working agreement with Burlington," said J.J. Picollo, Director of Player Development for the Kansas City Royals. "We have a tremendous relationship with the management group and City of Burlington. It's a great environment for our players and they had a positive experience. We are looking forward to the coming years and being involved with the Appalachian League."
“Having family-friendly entertainment like minor league baseball is important to our community’s quality of life and our local economy,” said Burlington Recreation & Parks Director Tony Laws. “As the owners of the Burlington Athletic Stadium, we take pride in providing a first class facility for the players and fans.”
"I was very excited when I heard the news of the agreement. This is what the City of Burlington deserves," added Burlington Royals' General Manager Steve Brice. "We had a very good relationship with Kansas City this past season and look forward to continuing that relationship in the years to come."