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Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies Wednesday afternoon revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference at Calhoun’s On The River in downtown Knoxville. Continue reading

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Nixed Biloxi Ballpark Seating Bays Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BBy a four-to-three vote, the Biloxi (MS) City Council agreed to spend more than $418,000 on four seating bays they originally stripped from the ballpark under construction for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Money-Saving, Cut-From-the-Bluprints Seating May Have to be Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BAs construction has progressed on the new ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), developers and owners have discovered what could be a mistake in the plans for the $36 million stadium.  Four seating bays that were originally cut from the blueprints to save money may have to be there because of minor league seating requirements.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Actress Asks Richmond Mayor to Withdraw Support for Shockoe Bottom Ballpark Plan

Richmond Flying SquirrelsActress Lupita Nyong’o has joined those urging Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones to reconsider building a new stadium in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  Nyong’o, who won an Academy Award for her role in the movie 12 Years a Slave, released a letter Sunday asking the mayor to instead preserve the site’s slave history.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Jerry Uht Park (Erie, PA)

Erie SeaWolves New Full LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Jerry Uht Park, home of the Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Hartford Approves Ballpark Deal

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe Hartford (CT) City Council on Tuesday night approved the $350 million Downtown North development project that includes a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Construction is expected to be completed on the stadium in April 2016.  Read more hereWatch news report here.

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Union Labor Will Build Hartford Ballpark, Drive Up Costs

New Britain Rock Cats LogoHartford’s city council will likely approve a deal to build a new minor league baseball stadium on Tuesday, and there’s one new change to the deal – union laborers will do the work. The developer has said that tweak could easily add 10 percent to the stadium’s cost.  Read more here.

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