Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

Rowdies, Al Lang Stadium Deal Back On

Tampa Bay Rowdies LogoA 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.

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Start-Up Mount Rainier League Has a Vancouver (WA) Franchise

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball LeagueThe 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.

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Angels End Lease Talks with Anaheim

Los Angeles Angels LogoFrustrated by a lack of progress more than a year after both sides ratified an agreement, the Los Angeles Angels ended talks with the city of Anaheim (CA) regarding a new lease for their 48-year-old ballpark.  Read more hereMore thoughts from Deadspin here.

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Stingers Extend Ballpark Lease Through 2019

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS 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

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New 10-Year Lease Approved for Bucks

Waterloo Bucks LogoThe 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.

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Contract Approved: ‘Bama to Play at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoThe 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.

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Silver Hawks Going Natural, Sign PDC with Cubs

SouthBendSilverHawksLogoThe Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League) are converting the playing surface at Four Winds Field from artificial turf to natural grass, as the franchise begins a new affiliation with the Chicago Cubs.  Read more hereWatch the removal in action here.

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