Patrick A. Salvi, owner of the indy pro Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association), spoke Monday during the Gary Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon. In addition to providing details about operating the franchise, Salvi stated the team is completing a new marquee to enhance its visibility along the expressway and installing a new video board to bolster the fan experience at U.S. Steel Yard. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will soon return to the field where they won the Midwest League Championship in two of the last three years. The team announced on Thursday it will celebrate those championships, as well as its second year of an affiliation with the Houston Astros, with a super-sized 2014 lineup of always-popular bobblehead giveaways. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Official construction on the “Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck” began last month, (see attached photos) and will be completed in advance of the York Revolution’s Opening Day on Thursday, April 24. The new hospitality area, which now puts large groups in the middle of the action at Santander Stadium, is the first piece of a multi-year investment plan for the seven-year-old Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a naming contest for the new duck mascot, which is set to be unveiled on Opening Night, April 10 at Canal Park (vs. Bowie, 6:35 p.m.). The winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading
The prospect of building a multi-use baseball stadium in Parkersburg (WV) for an indy pro Frontier League franchise received strong support in the initial phase of a feasibility study. More than 70 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the idea. More than 25 percent expressed interest in season tickets. The second phase of the study is now underway. Read more here.