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Mount Rainier League Founder Responds to Questions

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball LeagueBrandon Sparks from recently posed questions to Mike Greene, the founder of the developing Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest, about his plans for making the new circuit a success. Continue reading

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New Westminster Rejects Ballpark Retrofit for Soccer Franchise

Vancouver Whitecaps FC LogoAs follow up to our posting last week, the New Westminster (BC) city councillors voted unanimously to reject a proposal from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Major League Soccer) to convert Queens Park Stadium into the new home for the soccer club’s farm team.  Read more here.

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Jackson (MI) Considers New Ballpark Proposal

Frontier League logoDan DuBois, chief financial officer at RW Mercer Co. who also spent 14 seasons in finances and planning at Michigan International Speedway, is proposing a plan to build a new baseball stadium in Jackson (MI) and bring in a professional baseball team — possibly a Frontier League franchise.  Jackson has a city population of around 35,000.  Jackson County has a population of around 160,000.  Read more here.


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Possible Ballpark Suitor in Newark

Newark Bears LogoA.J. Khubani, founder of Telebrands, the Fairfield (NJ) company credited with creating the “As Seen on TV” direct-marketing business model, said Thursday he is exploring the possibility of making a bid to bring a minor league baseball team back to Newark and reopen Riverfront Stadium for minor league baseball.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Site Selected for New Ballpark for NC Dinos

Korea Baseball OrganizationThe southeastern city of Changwon (South Korea) on Thursday announced the site for the new baseball park to be built for the Korea Baseball Organization’s NC Dinos, ending a months-long dispute over the stadium’s location.  Read more hereRead background story here.

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FXFL Football Team Coming to MCU Park

Brooklyn Cyclones LogoPRESS RELEASE – First, the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional sports back to the borough for the first time in over 40 years. Now MCU Park will once again play host to a historic moment in Brooklyn sports lore as the Brooklyn Bolts, a member of the newly formed FXFL, kick off their Inaugural Season this October. Continue reading

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Pulaski to Sell Ballpark, Mariners Pulling Out

Pulaski Mariners LogoThe city of Pulaski (VA) voted Tuesday night to sell antiquated Calfee Park to Shelor Motor Mile — a car dealership owned by David Hagan.  The Rookie-level Pulaski Mariners (Appalachian League) will not be returning in 2015.  Hagan plans to renovate the park and is currently negotiating to bring in Continue reading

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