In 1997 the Northeast League would take on 2 new teams and expand to 8 overall.
The first year in the Northeast League drew 72,681 fans, second to Albany's 72,985.
After the four-year merger, the Northeast League returned to its status as a separate entity following the 2002 season.
Gaining entry into the Northeast League is relatively inexpensive: a $50,000 franchise fee.
The Northeast League is now charging $400,000 for a new franchise.
They were one of the six original teams of the Northeast League.
By 1997 the Northeast League had strengthened its previous status and was now an 8-team league.
The 3,500-seat park will also be home to a planned expansion team owned by Hall in the independent Northeast League.
Both were affiliated with the Northeast League that existed under that name from 1995 to 1998.
The Northeast League was formed in 1995 and played four seasons as an independent league.