HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have extended a contract with their minor league team in Helena for two more years.
Helena has the smallest market in the Pioneer League and averages the lowest attendance numbers, with games drawing an average of 956 spectators.
The teams announced Tuesday that they had renewed the player development contract that was to expire at the end of this season.
Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the Helena team's cooperation in getting upgrades to Kindrick Legion Field's infield and clubhouse were important considerations.
Voters in 2007 passed a $7.85 million parks improvement bond that helped with the upgrades.
Melvin also says it is important for players to begin their careers in a community like Helena where they feel comfortable.
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