Atlanta Braves to Break Ground on New Ballpark

Atlanta Braves LogoPRESS RELEASE – – Officially launching a new era for Atlanta Braves baseball, the organization will host a groundbreaking for its new ballpark on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. The ceremony begins the construction phase of the project, putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day, 2017. Continue reading

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Centerplate CEO Resigns Over Puppy Abuse Incident

Centerplate Secondary Logo LargeDes Hague has resigned as CEO of sports catering giant Centerplate on Tuesday in the wake of a surveillance video showing him kicking his friend’s puppy and yanking it by its leash.  Read more here.  Watch video here.

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Blasters Hire Food Service Operator, Joe Becker Renovations Begin

Joplin Blasters LogoThe expansion indy pro Joplin Blasters (American Association) have hired Sodexo to manage food and beverage concession services for baseball games at Joe Becker Stadium, when the team begins play in 2015.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the renovations slated for the old ballpark are under way.  Read more here.

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‘Ballpark of the Year’ Award Ceremony Held in El Paso

BaseballParks.com LogoEl Paso Chihuahuas HeadBaseballParks.com webmaster and USA Today Sports Weekly writer Joe Mock visited Southwest University Park last Thursday night to present the owners of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) with a plaque for winning Baseballparks.com’s 2014 Ballpark of the Year award.  Representatives from the team, City Continue reading

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Holly Springs Baseball Releases New Ballpark Renderings

Coastal Plain LogoPRESS RELEASE – The new Holly Springs franchise of the Coastal Plain League, one of the country’s top collegiate summer baseball leagues, along with the Town of Holly Springs, has released renderings of what the new all-sports stadium will look like. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Louisville Slugger Field (Louisville, KY)

Louisville Bats LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Triple-A Louisville Bats (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Edinburg Stadium Ownership Tranfer Next Month

Edinburg Roadrunners LogoA deal to transfer ownership of Edinburg Stadium from the city to the University of Texas System for use by the UT-Pan American — and, starting in 2016, the UT-Rio Grande Valley — baseball team, is expected to be finalized next month.  The city spent about $225,000 per year since 2000 to operate and maintain the 4,000-seat stadium.  The ballpark is the former home of the indy pro Edinburg Roadrunners (United League).  Under the new UT regime, don’t expect pro ball to return to the ballpark.  Read more here.

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