PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday, December 8, the Sugar Land Skeeters will host the 2013 Winter Fest from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Constellation Field. All children 12 and under, as well as Skeeters season ticket holders, gain FREE entry to the event. General admission cost is $5, with a portion of every ticket purchased benefitting Child Advocates of Fort Bend in support of abused and neglected children in the Continue reading
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Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, was introduced as the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) at press conference on Monday. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced the alignments of its Liberty and Freedom Divisions for the 2014 season. The Somerset Patriots will join the Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks and Bridgeport Bluefish in the Liberty Division; the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will join the Sugar Land Skeeters, Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution Continue reading
While there is no new ballpark news here, councillor-at-large candidates in Malden (MA) discussed what they would like to see done with the National Grid property where a 6,500-seat minor league baseball park has been proposed. Read more here.
After eight-plus years of life, several hundred ballgames and many other events, the entire grass surface at Clipper Magazine Stadium, home of the indy pro Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League), is being revamped for the first time since the stadium opened in May 2005. Read more here.
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, is the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League). English has already begun investing money in the field at Campanelli Stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League have announced a multitude of staff changes heading into the offseason spanning throughout the entire Front Office. Continue reading
The indy pro York Revolution (Atlantic League) on Thursday retired “Sovereign Bank Stadium” by peeling back a canvas sign to unveil their ballpark’s new name and logo. Read more and view photo here.
The indy pro Atlantic League announced Tuesday the recipients for the 2013 Atlantic League Post-Season Awards. The award recipients were selected by a committee comprised of all eight general managers from each of the Atlantic League ball clubs. The honorees are listed below: Continue reading
Frank Boulton, CEO of the indy pro Atlantic League, expects to add at least two teams to the circuit in 2015, including one in Texas and another in Virginia (assuming the Loudoun Hounds ballpark doesn’t open in 2014, or the Virginia Beach project comes together). Read more here.
While the earth is churning in Loudoun County (VA) where a new ballpark will house the indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League), team CEO Bob Farren said they have experienced some “curve balls” that will push the facility’s opening to a date beyond Opening Day 2014. Read more here. The team may play at a temporary location until the stadium in finished. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots unveiled a permanent tribute to Prisoners Of War and soldiers Missing In Action at TD Bank Ballpark. The Somerset Patriots are the first professional sports team in New Jersey to dedicate a “POW/MIA Chair Of Honor” in recognition of the men and women who served our country and did not return home. Continue reading
The indy pro York Revolution (Atlantic League) are holding Boy Scout Night on Friday, Aug. 9 at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The players will be wearing specially designed Scout-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of America’s New Birth of Freedom Council.
Because of ongoing negotiations over the acquisition of three parcels of land necessary to move forward with the proposed new ballpark in Malden (MA) for an indy pro Atlantic League franchise, construction is now targeted to begin in the fall of 2014 for an opening in 2016. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The York Revolution has named Nate Tile Vice President of Business Development, filling a vacant position. In that role he will be responsible for developing strategy and tactics to continue to build the Revolution’s advertising, sponsorship and group hospitality sales, and for serving and developing major sponsorship accounts. Continue reading
Forbes reporter Tom Van Riper profiles Frank Boulton, founder and CEO of the indy pro Atlantic League and owner of the circuit’s Long Island Ducks, in a story called “Bush League Bonanza: Frank Boulton Builds An Empire In Baseball’s Minors.” Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE - The First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the Atlantic League Board of Directors has awarded Constellation Field the privilege of hosting the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. (ALPB) today announced following its annual All-Star Game Board of Directors meeting that a search committee consisting of members of the Board of Directors has been formed to seek a new League President. Continue reading
Carl Barbati, sports editor for the New Jersey Herald, takes a look at the current Skylands Park situation and the hope, or lack thereof, for indy pro ball returning to the stadium any time soon. He talks about the state of the resuscitated Northern league and futilely (for a second time) brings up the Atlantic League as an option. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster Barnstormers will rebrand, but they will do it for just one night. On June 28, Lancaster’s Atlantic League entry will be known as the Hex, also a name paying tribute to the area’s rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. In fact, the hex symbol has been on some of the team’s uniforms over the years. Now, it has a chance to step to the forefront. Continue reading
The first 2,000 fans at the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League) game on Thursday, June 27, will receive a replica of TD Bank Ballpark. Toy Story characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear will also be making an appearance. More info here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
“Worcester’s chances of being part of the six teams that we announce in August are very good.”
Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Houston Press blogger John Royal takes a look at possible expansion of the indy pro Atlantic League in the Houston area, particularly The Woodlands. Read more here. Thank to John Cerone for the link.
Opening Day Partners (OPD) Chairman Frank Kirk said the indy pro Atlantic League is looking to add up to two new minor league baseball teams around Houston to begin building a four-team western division for the circuit. OPD owns and operates the league’s Sugar Land Skeeters 25 miles southwest of Houston. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Founder and CEO of the indy pro Atlantic League Frank Boulton said he is interested in bringing professional baseball back to Worcester (MA) as part of a new developmental league he plans to announce in mid-June. He emphasized that the new league will not be associated with the Atlantic League. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
VIP Sports & Entertainment broke ground today on a new stadium for the developing indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League). The ballpark naming rights partner was also announced. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their home, TD Bank Ballpark, on Friday, June 7th for their 7:05 pm game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – That day we’ve all been waiting for is nearly upon us. VIP Sports & Entertainment is about to break ground on the home of the Hounds. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club will host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Constellation Field. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Houston Area Women’s Center and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. These centers are dedicated to providing services and resources to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Continue reading
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