Tag Archives: Atlantic League
Somerset County (NJ) Improvement Authority has completed their solar initiative on the site of TD Bank Ballpark, home of the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), with the installation of the 3,465 solar panels. Read more here.
The indy pro Atlantic League has launched a new website at www.atlanticleague.com, as the circuit begins its 16th season of operation. Thanks to IndyFan for the heads up.
Opening Day Partners chairman Peter Kirk has confirmed his ownership group is in talks with Fort Worth about putting an indy pro Atlantic League franchise at LaGrave Field, the current home of the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League). Kirk classified the ballpark as half-finished by Atlantic League standards and would need to be upgraded to make it work. Read more here. Thanks to Karl for the link.
A group that wants to bring professional baseball to Virginia Beach (VA) plans to announce Monday the results of its application to join the indy pro Atlantic League as an expansion team. Read more here. UPDATE: Virginia Beach group granted conditional approval for an ABL expansion franchise. Read more here.
Fredericksburg (VA) Councilman Matt Kelly said this past week’s approval by Loudoun County (VA) officials to build a stadium for an independent professional baseball team poses no obstacle to bringing pro baseball to Fredericksburg. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Following this evening’s vote by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, professional baseball and soccer will come to Loudoun County, Virginia, in 2014. The Board voted unanimously to approve the request to build the privately financed facility in Ashburn within the One Loudoun development at the interchange of Route 7 and Loudoun County Continue reading
A plan to build a new 5,500-seat ballpark at One Loudoun for the expansion indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) is scheduled to be voted on by the Loudoun County (VA) Board of Supervisors on April 3. Read more here.
It didn’t take long after the sale of Skylands Park in Sussex County (NJ) to real estate investment firm 17 Mile LLC for leagues beyond the pre-sale rumbling from the indy pro Atlantic League (or ABL2) to show interest in playing at the currently vacant facility. The summer collegiate Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League and newly revived indy pro Continue reading
As real estate investment firm 17 Mile LLC looks to close next Friday on a deal to acquire Skylands Park, Steve Kalafer, chairman of the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), firmly dismissed any notion of an ABL feeder team coming Sussex County. More broadly, according to the New Jersey Herald, Kalafer issued a statement late Thursday saying “there is no value at this Continue reading
The Loudoun County (VA) Planning Commission has voted to approve plans to build a new baseball stadium at Ashburn’s One Loudoun for the expansion indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League). The proposal now heads to the Board of Supervisors for final action. Read more here.
It was a packed house Tuesday night during a meeting before the Loudoun County (VA) Planning Commission, as supporters and opponents of the proposed new ballpark at One Loudoun for the indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) and a pro soccer team had their say. Read more here.
The plan to build a new stadium at One Loudoun for the indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) with face both supporters and opponents during a public hearing scheduled today before the Loudoun Planning Commission today. Read more here.
A group called Virginia Beach Professional Baseball is proposing to build a new 5,000-seat baseball stadium in Virginia Beach (VA) for an indy pro Atlantic League franchise. Read more and view news clip here.
During a public meeting hosted by the Mayor’s office and the Malden (MA) Redevelopment Authority on Monday to allow residents to share their opinions about the $50 million, 6,300-seat ballpark proposal being put forth by Boston Baseball Field of Dreams LLC, the majority of folks who spoke gave the project a thumbs up. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Coming off of a record setting season, the defending Freedom Division Champion Lancaster Barnstormers plan to make the 2013 season a real blast. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc, and Maroon PR, a national sports marketing and public relations agency, today announced a partnership that will include working together on a variety of expansion and branding plans for the League. Formed in 1997, The Atlantic League is considered the highest level of minor league baseball, with on-field play Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, February 4th, Mayor Gary Christenson and the Malden Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, Malden Government Center, 200 Pleasant Street, from 6:00-8:00 PM, to seek input from residents and businesses on the proposal for a professional baseball ballpark in Malden. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster Barnstormers and Clipper Magazine jointly announced today that the Barnstormers home will continue to be called “Clipper Magazine Stadium” through 2019, and perhaps beyond. Continue reading
During a freeholder meeting last week, Middlesex County (NJ) Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano said the county will explore the possibility of building a new minor-league ballpark in the southern part of the county at no cost to the taxpayers. The county would model the project after the highly successful indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Malden (MA) Mayor Gary Christenson will be holding his first online forum of the new year on Monday, January 7 from noon to 1:00 p.m. One of the main topics he will be discussing is the developing new $50 million, 6,400-seat stadiium in Malden for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. Read more here. To take part in the forum, visit www.cityofmalden.org.
PRESS RELEASE – Fresh off their 5th anniversary season and fourth consecutive playoff appearance, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced the appointment of Patrick Day as new general manager of the franchise. Day will focus on providing strategic direction and assist the Blue Crabs in maintaining their status as a community leader, as well as focus on the day-to-day operations Continue reading
A host of state and local elected official were in Malden (MA) Monday to sign off on a deal that would allow Boston Baseball Field of Dreams led by attorney Alex Bok to take the next steps in building a new $50 million, 6,400-seat ballpark for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. Read more here and here.
Suffolk County (NY) officials are expected to soon approve spending $600,000 for a new roof for Bethpage Ballpark, home of the indy pro Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League), which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The money would be drawn from the facility’s capital improvement fund. At least one elected official is confident funds spent would be recouped from FEMA. Read more here.
As we posted last week, Skylands Park in Frankford Township (NJ) is going on the auction block today to cover $57,277 in back taxes owed by Millennium Sports Management. However, Millennium is expected to pay the taxes and redeem the property, as the organization has apparently found a potential buyer for the property. In addition, the indy pro Atlantic League is still exploring the facility for use by Continue reading
There is not a lot new here, but Tom Jackman who writes the State of NoVa blog appearing in The Washington Post takes a look at the debate over the proposed new ballpark at One Loudoun in Loudoun County (VA) for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. If you haven’t been paying close attention, Jackman’s article is worth a read to catch you up. From our perspective, the debate is being overblown Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The 2012 Lancaster Barnstormers will long be remembered as one of the greatest teams in the franchise’s eight year history. Numerous records were set during the 2012 season both on and off the field. Continue reading
While the indy pro Can-Am League works to hold the market held by the terminated Worcester Tornadoes with a replacement franchise at Hanover Insurance Park, John Creedon Jr., the owner of a Worcester-based catering and tent-rental company, says he has secured the rights to bring a summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Continue reading
As was raised last month in relation to Atlantic City, the indy pro Atlantic League is indeed looking at creating a short-season feeder league called ALBP2 that could begin play in 2014. Read more here. Beyond the ALBP2, Peter Kirk, chairman of Opening Day Partners, is eyeballing Atlantic League penetration into the Caribbean. Read more here.
Alex Bok, chief executive officer of Boston Baseball Field of Dreams LLC, the development group proposing to build a new $50 million, 6,372-seat stadium on the former National Grid gas distribution site in Malden (MA) for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise, says negotiations are taking longer than expected, which could delay the park’s opening until April 2015. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – One Loudoun Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of Miller & Smith and North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) announces today plans to make One Loudoun the new home for the Loudoun Hounds, a professional baseball club located in Ashburn, Virginia. Development plans include the construction of a new ballpark with capacity for up to 10,000 fans including 5,500 fixed seats. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE- The Bridgeport Bluefish have announced the hiring of veteran minor league baseball executive Jared Forma as the team’s new assistant general manager. Continue reading
The indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League) finished up their regular season on Sunday, but not before donning Sugar Land War Chickens uniforms on Saturday for “What Could Have Been Night.” The game-worn jerseys were auctioned off for charity via a silent auction held on the stadium’s concourse during the game. Read more here.