Some fans of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) are reportedly up in arms over the reality that the comfortable seatback chairs with cupholders behind home plate at the new Lowertown ballpark will be more expensive than the crappy bleacher seats behind home plate at Midway Stadium. Saints GM Derek Sharrer does a nice job explaining the pricing. Watch news report here. Read more here.
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The “Name the Team” contest for the new indy pro American Association team relocating from El Paso (TX) to Joplin (MO) ended on Friday. Reportedly, the chosen name will be announced on Tuesday, March 4. The former El Paso Diablos will play at to-be-renovated Joe Becker Stadium. Learn more about the Name the Team contest here. Visit the Joplin Professional Baseball Facebook page here.
The indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) have released a ticket promo video using their “Take the Last Train to Midway” theme promoting their last season at Midway Stadium before moving into a new ballpark in Lowertown in 2015. For those who have never been to Midway, the game announcer monotonically announces “train” whenever one rumbles by beyond the outfield fence. Watch promo here.
The community is being asked to vote on their favorite public art piece for the new Lowertown ballpark under construction for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association). The deadline for participation is 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2014. Read more here. Learn more about the art concepts here. Vote here.
PRESS RELEASE – Crazy costumes and outfits are a large part of the fun and entertainment the St. Paul Saints have provided during their first 21 seasons. It’s only fitting then, that the Saints are taking their 2014 barnstorming game to a city that is believed to be the first in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration, Anoka. The Saints, in conjunction with Killebrew Root Beer and Continue reading
In the latest letter from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, the design for the new Lowertown ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) is being challenged for its open-air design, trees and planters that are too uniform, uneven building setbacks, and dearth of “punched” windows and the prevalence of glass. Read more here.
Pioneer Press reporter Frederick Melo talks with indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) owner Mike Veeck about the launching of the Saints in 1993, the new ballpark currently under construction in Lowertown, and some of the fun in between. Read more here.
After 13-plus years with the organization, Saltdogs Vice President/General Manager Tim Utrup is leaving Lincoln to become general manager for NC State’s Wolfpack Sports Properties. Continue reading
The indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) unveiled three new illustrations Thursday evening depicting the city’s future regional ballpark, a 7,000-seat stadium that soon will be under construction in Lowertown. Read more and view renderings here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Farmer’s Almanac predicts impending doom for the big game in New Jersey on February 2. While football officials brace for the worst, the St. Paul Saints and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy are embracing the expected cold weather in Minnesota by hosting another big game, the Summer Shandy Snowball Classic as part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Continue reading
The city of St. Paul has received a $748,000 grant from the Metropolitan Council to help offset the cost of environmental cleanup at the new regional ballpark in Lowertown for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association). Read more here
Congratulatory remarks were exchanged Tuesday night after a meeting in which the Joplin City Council approved the lease of Joe Becker Stadium for a professional baseball development that will bring the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) to town in 2015. Read more here. Meanwhile, the summer collegiate Joplin Outlaws (MINK League) will play on (for now). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – David Kay joins the RailCats as Assistant General Manager and Director of Tickets for the 2014 season. 2014 will be David’s 9th season working in professional baseball. Continue reading
Julie Snow of Julie Snow Architects in Minneapolis (MN) has been involved in designing the new 7,000-seat stadium for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) for seven years, long before it came to the public’s attention. Read more here.
A $4 million financing package that draws money from several sources, including $1.8 million in debt, was selected Monday night by the Joplin (MO) City Council to renovate Joe Becker Stadium to bring the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) to town. Read more here.
It’s -36 degrees with the wind chill right now in St. Paul (MN), so what better time to think about holding an outdoor baseball game in middle of winter? Well, on February 1, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) plan to embrace the snow and brutal freezing temperatures by holding the Ice Bowl Game at Midway Stadium, just like they did in 2009 and 2010. More details coming soon.
PRESS RELEASE – The Amarillo Sox have hired Russell Johnson to be the new Assistant General Manager and Adam Cox to be the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Both are Amarillo natives, with Johnson being a graduate of Caprock High School and Cox a graduate of Amarillo High School. Continue reading
Joplin (MO) residents on Monday will have an opportunity to comment on a proposal that the city spend $4 million to renovate Joe Becker Stadium to bring the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) to town. Read more here.
The Ryan Companies, the design-build contractor behind a $63 million ballpark in lowertown St. Paul for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), has hired three Minnesota companies as subcontractors, including Hunt Electric, Schadegg Mechanical Inc. and Skyline Fire Protection. Read more here.
The owners of the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) who want to relocate the franchise to Joplin (MO) say they are confident they can generate enough support for the team to make the renovation of Joe Becker Stadium worthwhile. Read more here.
Pete Laven, president of Salvi Sports Enterprises, took over the role of interim general manager of the indy pro Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association) in September after GM Kevin Spudic left the team. Laven has reportedly informed team owner Pat Salvi that he’ll keep the job through the 2014. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The new Saints Ballpark, opening in 2015, will be home to a festive fan atmosphere, “off-the-wall” promotions, family fun and an exceptional game day dining experience. To welcome fans with food and beverage service befitting the quality of the new ballpark, the Saints have named Levy Restaurants as their exclusive dining and hospitality partner. Continue reading
A procedural vote Thursday night cleared the way for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City (KS) to buy privately owned CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones (American Association). Read more here.
The Joplin (MO) City Council voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to move forward to develop a performance agreement with WLD Suarez LLC, the owners of the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association), to redevelop Joe Becker Stadium and bring the franchise to town. Read more and watch news report here.
A formal vote Monday by the Joplin (MO) City Council on a memorandum of understanding with WLD Suarez LLC, the owners of the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association), to redevelop Joe Becker Stadium will determine whether the city will pursue further negotiations to bring the franchise to town. Read more here.
Sioux Falls Sports, LLC announced today that Jim Olander has been named Executive Vice President of Business Operations of the indy pro Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association) baseball team and Sioux Falls Stampede (United States Hockey League) hockey team. He previously served as Vice President of Broadcast & Marketing for both clubs. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball commissioner Miles Wolff announced on Wednesday that the league will play as one of four divisions in the American Association for the 2014 season. Can-Am League players Continue reading
Architects for new ballpark in Lowertown for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) unveiled a slightly revised design concept during an uncommonly packed meeting Tuesday, after the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) sent a letter to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development outlining concerns about the stadium’s aesthetics. Read more here.
The Owners of the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) are proposing to make Joplin (MO) their home if the city will agree to an estimated $5.9 renovation of Joe Becker Stadium. The city council voted unanimously Monday to continue discussions. The Diablos were forced out of the El Paso (TX) market with the arrival of a Triple-A Pacific Coast League club. Read more here. Watch news report here.
The preliminary design plans for the new 7,000-seat ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul (MN) for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) are coming under fire for lacking a certain downtown feel. Read more and view renderings here.
Amarillo (TX) city commissioners voted unanimously last week to accept a deal made between the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. and Coca-Cola that would move the company out of its current location, which would make way for construction of a proposed new ballpark that is one element of the large downtown redevelopment project. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to announce that the American Association has selected Winnipeg and the Goldeyes organization to host the 2014 American Association Game at Shaw Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Continue reading
The city of St. Paul (MN) voted Wednesday to issue $8.5 million in bonds toward construction of the new 7,000-seat, $63 million ballpark in Lowertown for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association). The balance of the city’s $24 million contribution will be covered by an internal cash loan, proceeds from the sale of Midway Stadium, various cash accounts and the TIF district. Read more here.
The city of St. Paul (MN) and the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) have finalized a lease for the downtown ballpark that assigns most of the operating and maintenance expenses to the team, while giving the city a cut of the team’s annual proceeds. The deal will go before the city council for ratification on Wednesday. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries pride themselves on making Sioux Falls Stadium aka “The Birdcage” a friendly place. But that won’t be the case October 25th and 26th when the stadium is taken over by Zombies! Continue reading