City to celebrate 20 years with Round Rock Express
The City of Round Rock will celebrate its 20-year partnership with the Round Rock Express when the team faces off against the Tacoma Rainiers at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
The event festivities will include a first pitch thrown by Mayor Morgan and three of Round Rock’s former Mayors: Alan McGraw, Nyle Maxwell and Robert Stluka. City staff and those who played an integral part in securing the partnership with Round Rock Express will also be honored.
The Express were founded as a Double-A franchise in 2000 by Ryan Sanders Baseball, a group made up of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, Houston businessman Don Sanders, and his sons Bret and Brad. Reid Ryan worked with former Round Rock Mayor Charlie Culpepper to build community support for the team, while simultaneously setting the wheels in motion to build Dell Diamond prior to the team’s inaugural season.
In the past 20 years, Dell Diamond has become a staple in the Round Rock community. The stadium serves as a premier Central Texas destination and is constantly ranked among the top in Minor League Baseball. Dell Diamond is a true multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex, hosting Express games, concerts, expos and festivals, among other events.
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