Tag Archives: Can-Am League

Can-Am Considers Potential Sixth Franchise

Can-Am League LogoCan-Am League (and American Association) Commissioner Miles Wolff recently talked with TSN 1200 radio about the start-up Ottawa Champions and the three-person ownership group that includes Wolff, David Gourley and Al Ramos.  Through the interview and in a LaPress.ca article, we learn that a suitor with “deep pockets’ and a secured ballpark is seeking an Continue reading

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Still No Franchise for Skylands, But Bring on the Scare

Sussex Skyhawks LogoThe new owners of Skylands Park in Augusta (NJ), the former home of the Sussex Skyhawks (Can-Am League) and Single-A New Jersey Cardinals (New York-Penn League), have temporarily transformed their idle stadium into “Scareland Stadium,” an interactive haunted attraction that opens for Halloween-season recreation the first weekend of October.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

Skylands Park Scareland Stadium

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Possible Ballpark Suitor in Newark

Newark Bears LogoA.J. Khubani, founder of Telebrands, the Fairfield (NJ) company credited with creating the “As Seen on TV” direct-marketing business model, said Thursday he is exploring the possibility of making a bid to bring a minor league baseball team back to Newark and reopen Riverfront Stadium for minor league baseball.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Newark Looks for New Tenant, Bears Former Owner Looks to New Fall League Venture

Newark Bears LogoWith the indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League) now just a memory, the city of Newark and Essex County, both on the hook for more than $2 million in annual debt obligations on Riverfront Stadium until 2029, continue to scramble to find a new tenant.  Meanwhile, former Bears owner Doug Spiel says he plans to join three friends in launching a four-team fall league for rookie-level players in Arizona next September.  Read more here.

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Ottawa Champions Unveil Logos, Website

Ottawa Champions Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – Today, the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club unveiled their official team logos in advance of their inaugural season in 2015. Ottawa’s newest professional sports franchise released their new corporate logo and a special baseball hat logo to be worn by the players next May when the season starts. Continue reading

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Checking In on the Ottawa Champions

OttawaThe Ottawa Sun recently spoke with David Gourlay, team president and minority owner of the indy pro Ottawa Champions (Can-Am League), about how things are coming along for the new franchise in preparation for their 2015 debut.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Boulders Set to Welcome 500,000th Fan

Rockland BouldersPRESS RELEASE – As proof of the team’s ever growing popularity, the Rockland Boulders are preparing to welcome their 500,000th fan to Provident Bank Park in just its fourth season. While who the fan is, and when they will arrive, is still a mystery, a celebration is already in the works as the anticipated date is forecast for the weekend of July 18 to 20 when the Boulders host the Lincoln Saltdogs. Continue reading

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