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Is This The End For Riversharks in Camden?

Will Riversharks return to Camden in 2016?



After 15 years of fun in the sun with great baseball, cotton candy and beautiful sunsets overlooking the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Camden Riversharks might not be in Camden at the start of the 2016 season. According to several people familiar with the situation, reports indicate that a new team could be at home base next season.

The Camden Riversharks has not yet commented on this situation.

A person involved with the Camden County Board has let the public know they are in talks with the Riversharks. Nothing is set in stone yet but everyone is just taking it day-by-day.

Earlier this week, The Hartford Courant reported that the Riversharks were going to replace the New Britain Rock Cats. The Rock Cats will be moving from New Britain to Hartford as the renamed Yard Goats, the report said.

If you didn’t already know, the Riversharks have had financial issues for some time. In 2013, they were sued by Santander Bank. Santander Bank has financed the 6,700 seat stadium back in the beginning of the building stages. The bank even claims that they owe as much as $4 million in past rent.

Did you know that back in April, the Camden County Improvement Authority bought the Camden Riversharks stadium for $3.5 million dollars?

They wanted to ensure not only the players and fans but also the people of Camden County a cheap, fun family place to watch good baseball.

The Camden Riversharks are not affiliated with any Major League Baseball organization. They are part of an independent league.

Let’s see who will be hosting the stadium in downtown Camden at the start of the 2016 home opener.

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