Sky Blue FC Partners
with Lakewood BlueClaws

Soccer and Baseball Teams Align in Marketing Efforts

Somerset, N.J. (Saturday, March 20, 2010) – Defending Women’s Professional Soccer Champions Sky Blue FC announced today that the team has formed a partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The two New Jersey-based teams will assist one another in marketing efforts, while also providing support in ticket promotions.

“This is a perfect partnership between two high-level sports teams that both provide affordable family entertainment,” Sky Blue FC General Manager Gerry Marrone stated. “Sky Blue FC is excited to get to know the BlueClaws fans, as well as to introduce our fans to BlueClaws baseball.”

The BlueClaws play in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League, and the team plays its home games at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Township. Similar to Sky Blue FC, the BlueClaws are defending a league championship this year after winning the South Atlantic League crown in 2009. The title was the second in the history of the franchise, with its first championship coming in 2006. A few of the notable alumni from the BlueClaws include 2006 Major League Baseball MVP Ryan Howard and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels.

“We’re happy to be a part of Sky Blue FC’s upcoming season, as well as being a continued partner through the years to come,” BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown said of the partnership.

The BlueClaws will play its 2010 home opener on Friday, April 16th, when it hosts the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 7:05 p.m. For more information on the BlueClaws, visit

Sky Blue FC will open its 2010 season on Sunday, April 11th, when the team hosts the Chicago Red Stars at 6:00 p.m. Sky Blue FC plays its home contests at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, and tickets for its upcoming season of play are available now by calling 1-888-SBFC-TIX or logging onto

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