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  • Writer's pictureKalistrana Crest-Benjamin

City of Crofton Determined to Bring the East Crofton Throb Hogs to the City

Mayor Tip Conquick's unwavering determination to bring the East Crofton Throb Hogs to the city has ignited a fierce battle between local authorities, while simultaneously boosting hopes for a vibrant future. As the Mayor navigates challenges from the county and the state, Crofton eagerly anticipates the annexation of the API building, set to be completed by 2024, with renovations projected to finish by 2026. If all goes according to plan, the city could welcome the Throb Hogs as early as 2028.


Mayor Conquick, known for his passionate support of local sports and economic growth, has become the driving force behind the East Crofton Throb Hogs' potential arrival. His tireless efforts have showcased the city's commitment to creating a thriving sports community and stimulating tourism.


However, amidst the trials and tribulations, the Mayor has faced resistance from unexpected quarters. Todd Tryon, the CEO of the Indoor Football League (IFL), has been conspicuously absent in lending support during these challenging times. Despite the lack of assistance from Tryon, Mayor Conquick's dedication to the cause remains unwavering, firmly focused on the prosperity of Crofton.

The city's progress has not been without its hurdles. The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Crofton's tourism industry, reducing it to a mere 6%, served as a stark reminder of the challenges faced. Undeterred, the Director of the Office of The Mayor took decisive action, implementing a mandatory tourism boost. The infusion of economic resources into local tourist destinations and summer camps aims to revitalize the once-throbbing tourism district, creating a supportive environment for the future East Crofton Throb Hogs IFL expansion team.


The vision of a throbbing, bustling city brimming with excitement is on the horizon. The anticipated completion of the API building's annexation by 2024 sets the stage for the team's arrival, symbolizing Crofton's dedication to sports and community spirit. Renovations scheduled to conclude by 2026 will transform the building into a state-of-the-art stadium, providing a fitting home for the Throb Hogs.

Mayor Conquick's unwavering commitment, coupled with the community's anticipation, has created an atmosphere of palpable excitement. As Crofton strives to overcome the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead, the East Crofton Throb Hogs' arrival promises to be a throbbing success story that will echo through the city's history.


The Crofton Journal will continue to provide updates on the progress of the East Crofton Throb Hogs and Mayor Conquick's valiant efforts to bring the team to the city.


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