Now that a group of locals stepped up to buy the summer collegiate Quincy Gems (Prospect League) for a reported $120,000, talk now turns toward the changes that could be coming to the team and their historic ballpark. One of the changes mentioned is bringing the restrooms up to standard. They indeed need fixing. Below is a picture from our visit in 2013. Read more here.
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The developers of One Loudoun are seeking to terminate a lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment to build a stadium on the expansive residential, commercial and entertainment development in Ashburn (VA). Plans are reportedly in place to find new owners to lead the effort to bring professional baseball and soccer teams sports to Loudoun County. Read more here.
Pursuing what appears to be the Pecos League model, former Pecos League coach Mike Greene is working to launch the new Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest. Greene has reportedly secured a deal to play at historic Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (WA), the former home of the defunct indy pro Grays Harbor Gulls (Western Baseball League). We’ll let Continue reading
The proposed indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) are apparently down for the count, as their offices have reportedly been closed and lawsuits have been filed. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Earlier this year, the Fayetteville (NC) City Council quietly heard a pitch for building a minor league baseball stadium downtown. It appears there is at least some serious interest, as council members are reportedly planning to take a field trip next week to Durham to visit, among other places, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading
The Ottawa Sun recently spoke with David Gourlay, team president and minority owner of the indy pro Ottawa Champions (Can-Am League), about how things are coming along for the new franchise in preparation for their 2015 debut. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.