Tag Archives: Double-A

New Huntsville Ballpark ‘Unlikely’ at Coca-Cola Bottling Plant Site

Huntsville Stars LogoThe nine-acre Coca-Cola bottling plant site at Clinton Avenue in downtown Huntsville (AL), thought to be the top location for a new minor league baseball stadium, reportedly has a buyer.  As you know, the Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) are relocating to a new ballpark under construction in Biloxi (MS).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Devloper Pitches Hartford Ballpark Plan During Public Meeting

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe developers hoping to build a baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) as part of a $350 million vision for the area just north of Hartford’s downtown pitched their plan to city council members before an overflow crowd Wednesday night.  Read more and watch news report here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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Lookouts, Twins Announce Four-Year Player Development Agreement

Minnesota Twins LogoChattanooga_LookoutsPRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts are pleased to announce that the organization has signed a four-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins. The partnership with the Twins marks the team’s first affiliation with an American League team since 1987 when the Lookouts were with the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading

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Hartford’s Latest Ballpark Revenue Projections

New Britain Rock Cats LogoNew Hartford (CT) projections of expenses and revenues for the proposed minor league ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), including money raised through property taxes, parking income and a tax on tickets, show that taxpayers would gain $22.8 million over 30 years.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Lease Plan More Expensive Than Rejected Bonding Plan

New Britain Rock Cats LogoAccording to an analysis in the Hartford Courant, the public-private partnership between the city of Hartford (CT) and developer DoNo Hartford LLC for downtown redevelopment that includes a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) is likely to cost city taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars more every year than the maligned plan to issue city bonds.  Read more here.

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Squirrels, Giants Extend PDC

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with their parent affiliate, the San Francisco Giants, have announced a two-year extension to the player development contract (PDC) between the two organizations. As the Squirrels currently compete in the Eastern League Championship Series, the team completes its fifth season as the Double-A affiliate of the Giants. Under the new agreement, the Continue reading

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Council Members Pursue Alternative Ballpark Route

Richmond Flying SquirrelsRichmond (VA) City Council members introduced a series of stadium-related measures Monday night that collectively lay out an alternative course of action to the Shockoe Bottom baseball plan proposed by Mayor Dwight C. Jones.  Read more here.

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