Bexar County (TX) Judge Nelson Wolff says it’s time to build a baseball stadium in downtown San Antonio for the Double-A San Antonio Missions (Texas League), and Wolff is chiding other city and county officials for not moving quickly enough on the project. Read more here.
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It’s no “virtual” award here. Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com was at Regions Field Saturday to present the 2013 Baseballparks.com Ballpark Of The Year award to the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) and the city of Birmingham (AL) for their impressive one-year-old, 8,500-seat baseball stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Jacksonville Suns will unveil their brand new all-yellow alternate uniforms as the suns take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 3:05pm. Continue reading
The news out of Charlotte (NC) this weekend touting the opening of a shiny, new downtown ballpark was not lost on John Clamp. The former San Antonio councilman sent a local business reporter a link to some of that coverage in the Charlotte Observer, along with a query: “What are we doing?” Read more here.
PRESS RELATIONS – The seventh season of Naturals baseball will begin on April 10th when the Naturals host the Frisco RoughRiders at 6:05pm. The home opener will allow fans from throughout Northwest Arkansas to see the talented prospects on display, as well as some new ballpark additions made to enhance the overall experience. Continue reading
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit Hammons Field, home of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals (Texas League). Read more and view photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – Trenton Thunder fans, consider this your advance notice: you’ll want to come to the ballpark hungry this season. The team announced many new additions to the ARM & HAMMER Park concession offerings on Wednesday including a new signature “Thunder Dog”, pizza from a wood-fired oven, a “mega” nacho stand and chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Arkansas Travelers and Hughes Agency are proud to announce the unveiling of the club’s new mascots for the 2014 season. After a long search conducted by Arkansas’ minor league baseball club and premier staffing agency, they settled on two characters that grew up in Travelers lore. Both mascots hold deep connections to the franchise they will now represent. Continue reading
A group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to purchase the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) from Mandalay Sports Entertainment. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Mobile BayBears President Bill Shanahan, who has been with the team since its inception, announced that he is stepping down from his position with the team, to start a new chapter in his career. Bill and his wife Vicki will be returning to South Carolina where he owns a Summer Collegiate Franchise in the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading
Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling is raising concerns over maintenance at Joe Davis Stadium just weeks before the Biloxi-bound Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) begin their final season in the Rocket City. He says the Stars have not lived up to their lease agreement at the ballpark, which specifies that the team maintain the scoreboard and public address system. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox announce today the full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule includes 18 fireworks nights, a number of family-friendly events, multiple giveaways, recurring weekday events and a wide variety of fun theme nights. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a naming contest for the new duck mascot, which is set to be unveiled on Opening Night, April 10 at Canal Park (vs. Bowie, 6:35 p.m.). The winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to launch their NEW Official On-Field Batting Practice Cap for the 2014 season. Sure to be a hit both with the players and in the Team Store-The New Era Style fitted cap is blue with a blue bill and a red button on the top. On it, depicted in all of its glory, is nothing but a mayfly. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Following the overwhelming response from fans to the athlete and player appearances over the past few seasons, the Altoona Curve are beefing up their red carpet list for 2014 with a total of nine athlete or celebrity appearances on the docket. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals are excited to unveil their 2014 promotional schedule. The promotional schedule is highlighted by 13 Fireworks shows, Dollar Thursday presented by MobileNation along with the new Flat Screen Fridays and Family Fun Day Sundays. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The SeaWolves today announced that the team will celebrate its 20th season of professional baseball with a commemorative logo, a new alternate uniform, and a series of “20 Seasons” promotions. The season-long initiative will celebrate the fans, players, and memories made since the SeaWolves debuted in 1995. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new “Voice of the Naturals”. Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After a week of promotional previews that included nights ranging from Cowboy Monkey Rodeo to the John Kruk Garden Gnome giveaway, the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have revealed their full 2014 promotional schedule. Individual game tickets for the 2014 season are on sale now via Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, or Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced its promotional schedule for the 2014 season today, packed with 71 games of premium giveaways, fan favorites, nightly theme nights, and the always-popular fireworks shows. Continue reading
The standing-room-only crowd at City Hall cheered when the Biloxi (MS) City Council closed the meeting Tuesday after voting 5-2 to issue a $21 million bond to build a new downtown stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Riding a groundswell of support since the opening of Regions Field and the team’s Southern League Championship in 2013, the Barons and Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, which will run through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Pay no attention to the weather. The “interschool games” portion of the University Interscholastic League’s high school baseball calendar begins Monday, with all area teams opening by Thursday the 20th. Continue reading
Faced with a public backlash, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on Monday put the brakes on a plan to tear down the grandstands and buildings at historic Tinker Field — at least for now. Read more here. The field first hosted baseball in 1914. The Single-A Orlando Rays (Southern League) moved from Tinker to Cracker Jack Stadium/Champion Stadium in 2000 before relocating to Montgomery (AL) in 2004.
PRESS RELEASE – On February 13th, the Reading Fightin Phils will announce their full promotional schedule for the 2014 season in conjunction with the first day of individual ticket sales. Opening Night, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, and the Human Cannonball have already been announced. Between now and then, the Fightins will preview some highlights of the schedule. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Cardinals have announced the Fan-Made-Franks Hot Dog Creation Contest, giving fans the opportunity to design a hot dog that will be featured at Hammons Field throughout the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks unveiled its uniforms during today’s Family Fun Day at the Akron Civic Theatre with the help of local media personalities. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 19th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance® and YP. Continue reading
The Biloxi (MS) City Council likely won’t decide Tuesday night whether to issue a $21 million bond to build a downtown baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), as one of the council members is on duty with the National Guard and unavailable. The vote on the bond, hiring the architect and three other baseball resolutions will likely be scheduled for early next week. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce the addition of Chris Vosters to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Vosters will work alongside Alex Vispoli, the “Voice of the RoughRiders,” in delivering the play-by-play of RoughRiders games throughout the season and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also Continue reading
The Biloxi (MS) Council is expected to vote next Tuesday whether to issue $21 million in bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Cardinals, Double-A affiliate of the 11-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, are excited to announce a new partnership with Expedia®. The partnership includes a naming rights component that will rebrand the Redbird Roost at Hammons Field as the Expedia® Redbird Roost. Continue reading