We’re not sure what has truly gone down in Watertown (NY), but the city has notified the summer collegiate Watertown Rams (Perfect Game League) that the team can no longer play at city-owned Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, claiming players trashed the facility’s locker room and the team failed to pay its water bill. Read more here.
Category Archives: Lease & Contracts
Long-time owner Jim Richards recently sold the successful summer collegiate Bend Elks (West Coast League) to a group called Let’s Play Ball LLC, out of Portland. Last week, the Bend Parks and Recreation Board approved a new five-year, $1 per year lease with the new ownership to use Vince Genna Stadium. Read more and watch news report here. We’re not sure if the sale or lease agreements include the operation or use of the Bend Fieldhouse or not.
PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants have announced a two-year extension to their Player Development Contract with the San Francisco Giants. The contract extension will keep San Jose an affiliate of San Francisco through the 2016 season. Continue reading
The city of Stockton (CA) and the Single-A Stockton Ports (California League) have agreed to amend the team’s contract to play at Stockton Ballpark. Stockton officials say the changes will reduce the city’s current $400,000 annual subsidy to the team by about $112,500. The city is restructuring its debts as part of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The Ports’ contract runs through 2044. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers signed a two-year Player Development Contract during a press conference Thursday at Security Service Field. With the signing of the agreement, the Sky Sox officially became the Triple-A Affiliate of the Brewers who in turn became the third major league affiliate in team history (Cleveland Indians – 1988 Continue reading
St. Petersburg’s historic waterfront baseball stadium is now a soccer pitch managed by the Tampa Bay Rowdies (North American Soccer League). The city council approved a new management deal for Al Lang Stadium through 2018. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Boston Red Sox and Lowell (Mass.) Spinners today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. The extension keeps the Red Sox’ New York-Penn League Short-Season Single-A affiliate in Lowell through the 2016 season. Continue reading