The Guelph Royals have just announced they will be suspending operations for the remainder of the season. The team is also up for sale from owner Jim Rooney.
Factors such as their losing record, the dwindling attendance, inability to attract fans, and difficulties purchasing new players led to the decision. Also, recent health issues with Rooney had led to the family putting the historic team up for sale.
Rooney says he is thankful for the fan and sponsor support in recent years and hopes a new owner will plan towards another century of baseball in Guelph.
The royals would also like to inform fans and parents that the 2017 Summer Baseball Camps will still be activated in July as planned.
The Royals have been in operation in the Intercounty Baseball League since 1919, winning the league’s first ever championship.