FORT MYERS — The Goldklang Group sold the Fort Myers Miracle minor-league baseball team to New Jersey-based investor Jason Hochberg and his company, SJS Beacon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Miracle is an AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and the team plays at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, the Twins spring training home. The Goldklang Group has owned the Miracle for over two decades.
“As a lifelong baseball fan, I hope to build upon the Goldklang Group's outstanding legacy and further enhance both the Miracle's partnership with the Twins and the entire ballpark experience for our fans and customers,” says Hochberg, president of SJS Beacon, in a statement.
“It was important that the reins be handed to an individual who shares our passion both for what goes on between the lines as well as the customer-service principles by which we have lived for the past 25 years,” says Marv Goldklang, chairman of the Goldklang Group, in a statement.
Goldklang will continue to help manage the Miracle, and Steve Gliner and Andrew Seymour will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the team as chief operating officer and general manager, respectively.