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.
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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
PRESS RELEASE – CommunityAmerica Ballpark will be hosting Beer Fest at the BallPark tomorrow, Oct. 12, from 1:30-7:00 p.m. Continue reading
The St. Paul (MN) Parks and Recreation Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday on the terms of a new 25-year lease with the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) for the use of the new 7,000-seat ballpark under construction in Lowertown. It is expected that an actual use agreement will be finalized in the next week or two and then forwarded to the city council for approval. Read more here.
Kevin Spudic, president and general manager of the indy pro Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association), has announced his resignation. Pete Laven, president of Salvi Sports Enterprises, will serve as interim general manager and lead the search for Spudic’s successor. Read more here.
A downtown Amarillo (TX) development project estimated to cost $113 million is a go, and a new $30.3 million ballpark for the indy pro Amarillo Sox (American Association) is expected to be part of the development. Read more and view rendering here.
PRESS RELEASE – For the 13th time in as many years, Haymarket Park – the home of the Saltdogs – was selected ‘Best Playing Field’ in the American Association Thursday, as voted by league managers and media. Continue reading
Mayoral candidate Tim Holden is using the fine print in the Lowertown ballpark contract between the city of St. Paul (MN) and the Ryan Cos. to bash on the project. The design-build agreement requires Ryan to submit a design for the new stadium in August 2013, which didn’t happen because of delays in finalizing the project’s funding due to unforeseen environmental cleanup issues at Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Sioux City Explorers General Manager, Shane Tritz, has been named the 2013 American Association Executive of the Year, the league office announced today. The award was decided by a vote of all thirteen teams’ field managers and media representatives and this is the first time in team history that a member of the Sioux City Explorers organization has received the award. Continue reading
Not to be confused with a real personal seat license one might purchase to hold the right to buy season tickets for a certain seat in a stadium, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) will be giving away personal seat licenses (plates) to the first 1,000 fans attending the game Saturday night. To be clear, this is all in fun, and owning one of these plates is not a valid seat license for the new ballpark opening in 2015.
PRESS RELEASE – With four home games remaining, the Sioux Falls Canaries are poised to make team history. The Birds are 2,688 fans away from setting a new team attendance record, surpassing the mark of 150,837 established in 2008. Thus far, 148,150 fans have come to Sioux Falls Stadium in 2013 across 44 dates. Continue reading
The city of St. Paul (MN) says it has come up with a temporary solution for condominium owners who are losing their parking spots to development of the new Lowertown ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association). But not everyone is satisfied. Read more here.
staff writers and photographers from the Sioux Falls Argues Leader capture a night at Sioux Falls Stadium, home of the indy pro Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association). Read more and watch video here. They cover the clubhouse, National Anthem, fans, public announcers, scorekeepers, mascot, luxury suites, the dugout, umpires, groundskeepers, and vendors.
The Sandlot writer, director and narrator David Mickey Evans was at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the indy pro Kansas City T-Bones (American Association), Friday night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular film. We love the “You’re Killin’ Me Smalls” t-shirts. Read more and watch news report here. Watch Evans interview here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that they are involved with a project to bring a portion of an independent film production to Lewis and Clark Park. Continue reading
The St. Paul (MN) City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $9 million to plug the funding gap in the $63 million budget for the new Lowertown ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), keeping the project on track for a 2015 opening. Read more here.
The St. Paul (MN) City Council on Wednesday will consider a plan to cover the additional $8.8 million needed for the new Lowertown ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) because of unanticipated environmental cleanup of the building site. Read more here.
The city of St. Paul (MN) cleared two major hurdles Thursday to building its $63 million Lowertown ballpark, laying out a plan to close a $8.8 million funding gap resulting from unanticipated environmental cleanup of the construction site and reaching an agreement with the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) on operation costs and revenue sharing. Read more here and here. Watch news report here.
The indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) have agreed to contribute an additional $1 million toward construction of their new ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul (MN) to help the city close a $8.8 million budget gap resulting from unprojected environmental cleanup costs of the site. Read more here.
The indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) will be idle tonight, as Bob Dylan brings his AmericanaramA tour to “ruggedly charming” (not our description) Midway Stadium. Dylan will be joined by bands Wilco and My Morning Jacket. About 12,000 concert goers are expected for the sold-out music festival. Read more here.
Despite concerns about the rising costs associated with environmental clean up of the site for the new Lowertown baseball stadium for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), Rachel Contracting plans to commence interior demolition of the old Gillette/Diamond Products building Thursday and begin tearing down the outside July 15. Demolition is expected to take four months. Read more here.
Good news for the future of the indy pro St. Paul Saints’ (American Association) “Beer Dabbler Bullpen.” The St. Paul (MN) City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution allowing the city to issue an on-sale liquor license for drinks stiffer than 3.2 beer at the new Saints ballpark to be built in Lowertown. Read more here.
In light of the $8.8 million rise in cost for soil cleanup at the Lowertown site for the new ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), Pioneer Press columnist Joe Soucheray is suggesting that the location for the facility be moved to the old Ford assembly plant site that is currently being cleared for future redevelopment. We don’t agree with the idea, and it’s Continue reading
The soil where the Lowertown ballpark is to be built in downtown St. Paul for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) is more polluted than city officials believed, adding $8.8 million to the $54 million budget for the project. Read more here.
After the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) move into a new ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul, old Midway Stadium will be demolished with a hefty price tag for the environmental cleanup. It could cost millions because of the acres of horse manure dumped and buried on the site for decades from the nearby fairgrounds before the stadium was built. Read more here.
The El Paso (TX) City Council on Tuesday will consider approving an agreement reached between the city and the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) for early termination of the club’s lease at Cohen Stadium. Under the terms of the deal, the Diablos will receive about $300,000, which includes a fee to promote the coming Triple-A team at Cohen through the rest of this baseball season. Read more here.
Once the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) move into their new ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul, the St. Paul Authority will take over the 12.8-acre site on which Midway Stadium sits, demolish the ballpark at an estimated cost of $700,000, spend millions cleaning up pollution and prepare the soil, and make it part of the popular Energy Park Business Center. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winnipeg Goldeyes have surpassed the 5,000,000 fan mark. With a crowd of 5,523 for Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Laredo Lemurs, the Goldeyes have entertained 5,001,365 fans since 1994. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints are one of the most prominent Independent League Baseball teams in the country. In searching for one of their most iconic members of the 2013 family it was only appropriate they looked towards a musician who has risen to fame without using a major record label. Fans will want to flock to the Thrift Shop, but My Oh My the Saints hope Midway Continue reading