Study: Savannah Should Build New Stadium

Sand Gnats LogoA consulting firm is recommending the City of Savannah (GA) move forward with the construction of an estimated $35 million multi-use stadium at the Savannah River Landing site east of downtown for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League).  Now, it is up to the Savannah City Council to decide whether to take the $55,000 study’s advice.  Read more hereView study here.

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Laredo Council Approves Deal with Lemurs’ New Ownership

Laredo Lemurs LogoThe Laredo (TX) City Council on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the new owners of the indy pro Laredo Lemurs (American Association) for operating the team at Uni-Trade Stadium.  The league must still approve the ownership transfer.  The ownership group, Laredo Baseball Holdings, is reportedly from Mexico.  Read more and watch news report here.

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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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Biscuits to Host 2015 Southern League All-Star Game

Montgomery Biscuits Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Montgomery Biscuits announced event and ticket information for the 2015 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Wind Creek Hospitality today. Continue reading

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Kernels Finalize Purchase of Bucks

Cedar Rapids Kernels LogoWaterloo Bucks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The sale of the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League to the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (d.b.a. Cedar Rapids Kernels) is official. Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. President Gary Keoppel, Kernels General Manager Doug Nelson and Waterloo Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin were on hand for the official signing today. Continue reading

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Aces Announce Front Office Promotions and Additions

Reno Aces LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Reno Aces Baseball Club has announced promotions and additions to their front office staff today. The franchise recently concluded its sixth season of Pacific Coast League play and welcomed over 400,000 fans to Aces Ballpark in 2014. Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Held for Joe Becker Makeover

Joplin Blasters LogoOfficials with the Joplin (MO) City Council, Parks and Recreation, and the indy pro Joplin Blasters (American Association) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Joe Becker Stadium last week to recognize the beginning of the ballpark’s $4.7 million makeover.  Read more and watch news report here.

Joplin Blasters Joe Becker Rendering

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