A deal brokered by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman to turn over operations of Al Lang Stadium to local businessman Bill Edwards and his Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer franchise fell through Sept. 17 when the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission balked, but the deal appears back on, after attorneys for the Rowdies and the commission informed the city Monday that they have settled a related lawsuit. Read more here.
Category Archives: Lease & Contracts
The start-up, professional-pretender Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League claims to have a Vancouver (WA) franchise, pending approval of a stadium lease. (Sound a little like the Pecos League?) Except for an upgraded and likely unavailable Propstra Stadium, we are not aware of any facility in Vancouver that could host summer collegiate ball, let alone a “real” professional team. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that a new 5-year lease has been agreed to with the City of Willmar to play its games at Bill Taunton Stadium through the 2019 season. Continue reading
The Waterloo (IA) City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a new 10-year lease of Riverfront Stadium for the new owners of the summer collegiate Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods League). Read more here.
The City of Hoover (AL) approved a contract with the University of Alabama Monday that will have the Crimson Tide play its home baseball schedule at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium next season. The ballpark was the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.