Envious Former Councilman Wants Movement on New Downtown San Antonio Ballpark

San Antonio Missions LogoThe news out of Charlotte (NC) this weekend touting the opening of a shiny, new downtown ballpark was not lost on John Clamp.  The former San Antonio councilman sent a local business reporter a link to some of that coverage in the Charlotte Observer, along with a query: “What are we doing?”  Read more here.

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First Concrete Footings for New Saints Ballpark to be Poured Wednesday

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoMudonna, the official mascot of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), will join work crews from the Ryan Companies at 2 p.m. Wednesday as they pour the first concrete footings for the city’s new 7,000-seat regional ballpark in Lowertown.  Read more hereWatch construction video here.

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Say Goodbye to Compadre Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers Mitt Logo Compadre Stadium in Chandler (AZ), the former spring-training home of the Milwaukee Brewers, was purchased by Standard Pacific Homes, which plans to raze the park and replace it with homes.  Read more here.

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Original Soul Wingz to be Official Concessionaire for DC Grays

DC_Grays_Logo_01PRESS RELEASE – The DC Grays are pleased to announce that Original Soul Wingz will be their official concessionaire for 2014! Original Soul Wingz will provide concessions at all 20 DC Grays home games at the new Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Continue reading

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Laughs and Nostalgia Highlight Saints 2014 Promotional Schedule

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThis may be the Last Train to Midway, but the St. Paul Saints have not lost their edge. There will be plenty of hilarious promotions (perms on the berm), annual staples (St. Patrick’s Day in July) and surprises (final game promotion?). Like a long running TV show that has the inevitable “flashback” episode towards the end of its run, the Saints will roll out the “Best of the Best” promotional series Continue reading

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Save Bringhurst Field!

Save Bringhurst Field LogoA proposal to increase the recreation millage in Alexandria (LA) is on next month’s ballot.  A draft of the recreation millage reportedly talks about converting historic Bringhurst Field into a lazy river and more parking for a zoo expansion, but a grassroots Facebook group created Friday called “Save Bringhurst Field” wants to save the ballpark.  The city says the future of Bringhurst has not been determined.  Continue reading

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Columnist Pleads for Intimacy Amid Talk of Upgrading Coca-Cola Field

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoAs the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons (International League) and Kansas City-based architectural firm Populous begin to develop a plan for major upgrades to Coca-Cola Field, one columnist is calling for the seating capacity to be reduced from 18,000 to 12,000 to deal with the stadium’s intimacy problem.  Read more here.

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