You know those guys who always claim to follow certain bands before they were famous? Don’t you wish you could have stories like that? Well, you could be that guy with the local sports teams. Come see the local talent that is just waiting to hit it big and be the next superstar athlete. Just don’t forget to rub it in all your friends’ faces when they make it to the pros.
1. Portland Sea Dogs
This is the Minor League Baseball affiliate to the Boston Red Sox. Yes, the Boston Red Sox. As of last year, 17 players out of their 40-man roster played ball for the Sea Dogs at some point. Come give Slugger a hug and grab some Sea Dog biscuits at the ol’ ball game!
271 Park Ave.
2. Portland Pirates
This is the minor League Hockey Affiliate to the Phoenix Coyotes. These men of beards, scars, and missing teeth took the whole pirate thing a bit too far. Seriously, each one of them could easily be Salty Pete and no one would notice. Arrrrrgh!!
Cumberland County Civic Center
One Civic Center Square
3. Maine Red Claws
These guys are the Development League Basketball Affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, and Philadelphia 76ers. This will be the Red Claws third season and they have already sent 5 players on to the NBA. Tickets start at just $6 so you better act fast and get over to the Portland Expo to see these crustaceans get their game on!
239 Park Ave
The sound of the bands, the chants of the cheerleaders, the mascots running around all jacked up on caffeinated beverages, the roar of the crowd, (mostly from the student section) — Maine offers all of the sights and sounds one can come to expect from college athletics. Maine has some great teams to follow year round, so get out there and show some college pride!
4. University of Maine Black Bears – Division 1 NCAA
5. Husson University Eagles – Division III NCAA
1 College Circle
6. Bowdoin Polar Bears – Division III NCAA
5000 College Station
7. Saint Josephs Monks – Division III NCAA
278 Whites Bridge Road
8. University of Southern Maine Huskies – Division III NCAA
37 College Avenue
9. University of New England Nor’Easters – Division III NCAA
11 Hills Beach Road
10. Bates College Bobcats – Division III NCAA
2 Andrews Road
11. Colby College Mules – Division III NCAA
4000 Mayflower Hill