Tuesday, February 16, 2010


After spending the winter with a “For Sale” sign on them, the Mexican League’s Quintana Roo Tigres have reversed course and will remain in Cancun. Tigres chairman Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez says owner Carlos Peralta ordered that the team no longer be for sale, and that the “desire of all is to stay for many years in this paradise.”

The Tigres were originally put on the market following a 2009 season in which they won the Southern Zone title and played in the League Championship Series against Monterrey. However, after no takers were found, the decision was made to keep the team in the resort city, where training camp was set to open Tuesday, February 16.

At a press conference, Rodriguez said, “We now expect the support of the fans and the state government” to ensure the Tigres’ continued presence in Cancun. He added, “No professional team can survive without the support of governments, sponsors and especially the presence of fans at the ballparks.”

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