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Meet New Bees Manager Wally Backman

(New Britain, Conn., Jan. 3, 2018) – The New Britain Bees have announced they will hold a special meet-and-greet with new manager, Wally Backman, on Friday, January 12 at Alvarium Beer Company. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.

“This event signifies the kickoff to the 2018 season and offers our great fans a unique opportunity to meet new Bees manager, Wally Backman,” says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. “We’re excited to partner with Alvarium Beer Company to host this meet-and-greet at a local venue and hope to see many of our fans there for a fun night.”

During the event, special raffles for a luxury suite night along with other great Bees experiences will be held. Merchandise and ticket packages will be on sale, while food and beverages are also available for purchase, with the Firehouse Smoker BBQ Food Truck scheduled to be on site.

Alvarium Beer Company is located at 365 John Downey Dr., Suite B, New Britain, CT 06051. Visit their website at

The Bees will also be hosting a press conference to introduce Backman as the new manager on Thursday, January 11 at New Britain City Hall at 2:00 p.m. For more information, or to request a media credential for the event, please contact Bees Assistant General Manager, Paul Herrmann, at (860) 826-2337 x. 115 or [email protected].

About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play their home games at New Britain Stadium. For information on tickets packages, group outings and sponsorships call 860-826-BEES (2337) or visit

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit


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