Diamond Baseball Holdings Announces Purchase Of Oklahoma City Dodgers
Diamond Baseball Holdings, the subsidiary of Endeavor Group Holdings, announced on Tuesday (Dec. 14) that it is purchasing the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.
The announcement brings the number of teams DBH is purchasing up to 10, with five Triple-A teams, one Double-A team, two High-A teams and two Low-A teams.
“The Oklahoma City Dodgers are the ideal addition to our portfolio of ten Clubs at Diamond Baseball Holdings,” said Mark Shapiro, president of Endeavor. “The Dodgers are a crown jewel in the OKC community with a national influence and one of the best farm systems in baseball. Needless to say, they will have a huge and immediate impact on our growth plan. Additionally, having Triple-A ownership across the most legendary franchises in baseball including the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals is truly remarkable and will give us extraordinary reach and engagement.”
DBH purchased the Oklahoma City Dodgers from Mandalay Baseball LCC, which was a partnership between the Dodgers ownership and an investor group led by Mandalay Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Guber.
In a release announcing the move, the Oklahoma City Dodgers said DBH will provide support for ticket sales, partnerships, naming rights, food and beverage, merchandise, content strategy and collectibles/authentics/NFTs.
The complete list of teams DBH has announced it is purchasing includes:
Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals affiliate)
Oklahoma City Dodgers
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees affiliate)
Gwinnett Stripers (Braves affiliate)
Hudson Valley Renegades (Yankees)
San Jose Giants
Augusta GreenJackets (Braves)