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Delta Partners with ABL for Post-Season
01/25/2011 5:24 PM ET
 

ABL AND DELTA AIR LINES TO PARTNER IN POSTSEASON

25 January 2011

For Immediate Use

With the top-four teams finalising their preparations for Game 1 of the playoffs on Thursday, the Australian Baseball League has proudly announced that international carrier Delta Air Lines will be the Naming Rights sponsor of the inaugural ABL postseason.

The Delta Air Lines ABL Postseason commences with 1st vs. 2nd and 3rd vs. 4th matchups in the Round 1 Playoff Series this weekend between 27-29 January, and the second round Playoff series that involves the loser of the 1st vs. 2nd series and the winner of the 3rd vs. 4th series between 4-6 February.

The Postseason will culminate with the Delta Air Lines ABL Championship Series between 11-13 February 2011 that will decide the competition's inaugural title holder.

The Delta Air Lines ABL Championship Series will be shown live on Fox Sports.

Servicing over 160 Million passengers each year with an industry leading global network, Delta Air Lines flies daily from Sydney to the USA with key destinations including Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York.

ABL Chief Executive Officer Peter Wermuth said the League was delighted to be partnering with an airline that shares so many similarities.

"The ABL has strong links to the USA as we give our young Aussie players the opportunity to compete in a world class competition that provides a pathway to get seen and scouted by Major League Baseball clubs," Wermuth said.

"We have had a number of players signed my MLB clubs, and organisations around the world, this season based on their performances in the ABL. Both the ABL and Delta Air Lines link Australians to the USA and we are delighted to be partnering with an organisation that shares those goals."

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.