HarbourCats ownership group considers baseball team in Nanaimo

If all the ducks align, Vancouver Island could have two West Coast League (WCL) baseball teams playing by the 2020 or 2021 season.

The ownership group of the Victoria HarbourCats, which includes John Wilson, Rich Harder, Ken Swanson and Managing Partner Jim Swanson, have given notice of their intentions to place a team in Nanaimo, playing out of historic Serauxmen Stadium.

Under league rules, ownership groups can own more than one team as each club sets up different baseball operations departments to maintain fairness and competitiveness.

The bidding process begins with completing an expansion arrangement with the WCL, the Stadium board and the City of Nanaimo targeting for a 2020 or 2021 start.                                                                                                                                                                          

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