PRESS RELEASE – Baseball America has named the Indianapolis Indians as the Triple-A recipient of the 2013 Bob Freitas Award, which is presented to the organization with the best overall operations at each level of Minor League Baseball. The Indians will accept the award at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings on Monday, Dec. 9 in Orlando, Fla. Continue reading
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Once abandoned and rundown, old Bush Stadium, the former home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians (International League), looked destined for the wrecking ball. But a unique plan by Core Redevelopment, LLC to revitalize the ballpark by building and renting Stadium Lofts within the confines of the original structure has proven to be a success. Read more here. View photo here. Visit Core Development here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Durham Bulls have unveiled three new jerseys that will make up the storied franchise’s uniform set beginning in 2014. Reimagined home and road jerseys, along with a brand new alternate top, were revealed on the Bulls Instagram account after a series of sneak preview images were posted via the social media platform.
PRESS RELEASE – The International League Champion Durham Bulls have announced details of new videoboards that will be among the highlights of a $19 million renovation project at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Dallas, TX based TS Sports has been contracted to install three new state-of-the-art, HD displays that will provide better views of instant replays, in-game entertainment and game information. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The International League Champion Durham Bulls have announced they will sport redesigned uniforms for the 2014 season. Beginning Tuesday, November 12 at 4:00pm, fans can get sneak previews of the jerseys on the team’s Instagram account. Special glimpses of the reimagined uniform tops will be labeled with the #BullsReborn tag, which fans can follow leading up to the full Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With excitement building for the Charlotte Knights’ inaugural season at BB&T Ballpark, the Knights proclaimed that the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is coming to Charlotte on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. President/CEO of Minor League Baseball Pat O’Conner, President of the International League Randy Mobley, Vice-President of Marketing for Continue reading
The Columbus Clippers baseball team is expected to decide by year-end who will feed many of its fans next season after the food-service provider Sodexo ends its contract at Huntington Park in December. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings will be sporting a fresh look when they hit the field for the first time in April, as a new era in Red Wings Baseball began on Friday, November 1 when the club introduced a brand-new set of logos at a press conference held at Frontier Field. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – As the Charlotte Knights embark on a quest to their new Uptown Charlotte kingdom, the team revealed their new look at the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 24. The new identity, revealed for the first time to a capacity crowd at the team’s annual World Series party, celebrates the team’s namesake as the defenders of the Queen City, while providing a fresh Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Realizing potential requires more than pure ability. It takes practice. It takes focus. It takes effort. And it takes a team. Following up on the franchise’s fantastic success in 2013, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) proudly boast a number of promotions and additions to bolster the club’s efforts in 2014. Continue reading
Harbor Park, home of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides (International League), is currently undergoing upgrades and improvements that will feature a completely new field with natural grass turf and infield dirt. The outfield fences are also being moved in about 10 feet to make it easier for players to hit a home run. Read more and view photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – As BB&T Ballpark continues to take shape, the Charlotte Knights revealed plans to install the widest videoboard in Minor League Baseball at a press conference held at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, October 9. The Knights are partnering with Toshiba Managed Business Services and Total Sports Entertainment (TSE) on the state-of-the-art videoboard Continue reading
The financially troubled Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League) have hired Jason Smorol as the team’s new a new general manager. Smorol was general manager of the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League) from 2002 to 2004. Read more here.
Marking a new era for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League), the team’s board of directors on Monday approved a local re-organizational proposal that infuses money into the cash-strapped franchise and ends more than four decades of Simone-family rule. Read more here.
The Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League) lost at least a half-million dollars this year, by far its worst in at least four decades, according to a financial report presented this week to its board of directors. Read more here.
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, September 21 (4-8pm), beer drinkers from throughout Western New York will once again gather at Coca-Cola Field to sample more than 160 craft beers at the 4th Annual Ballpark BrewBash, presented by Consumer’s Beverages. In 2013, activity proceeds of this fan-favorite event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of WNY. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Triple-A Baseball (International and Pacific Coast Leagues) announced today that the NBC Sports Network will once again televise the Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game. This year’s contest takes place at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 17 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have announced that Anthony “Tex” Simone has retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Chiefs have designated Tex as the team’s Vice President Emeritus. Mr. Simone will act as a consultant Continue reading
A new 5.4-acre park dressed up with with flowers and plants, waterfalls and “child-like whimsy” to honor Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden opens today near the site of developing ballpark for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League). Read more here.
The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League) are back for the second year in a row raising awareness and funds to help fight prostate cancer with Prostate Cancer Awareness Night featuring a foam finger giveaway for the first 3,500 fans 18 and older. Read more here. The promo made news last year on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Watch “Headlines” clip here (go to 2:30 mark).
Joe Napoli, president and general manager of the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (International League), announced Tuesday that the team is working with investors on a $10 million to $50 million expansion and renovation project near the Fifth Third Field. Read more and view map here.
A hard hat-wearing Homer the Dragon and a host of Renaissance characters appeared Wednesday as the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) announced that the first game they will play at the new BB&T Ballpark in uptown will be against the Norfolk Tide on April 11, 2014. Read more and watch announcement here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League). Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience. Read more and view photos here.
Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen glows over the new baseball stadium currently under construction for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) in uptown Charlotte (NC). He even makes a qualified comparison to Fenway Park. Read more here.
A developer is planning to build a new apartment complex that will back up to the new uptown Charlotte (NC) ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League). Read more and view rendering here.
PRESS RELEASE – One deserving fan will earn all of the essentials for a free funeral or a memorial service on “Celebration of Life” night presented by Reichel Funeral Home when the IronPigs host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Tuesday, August 20 at Coca-Cola Park. The total funeral package is valued at nearly $10,000, marking the most valuable giveaway in Continue reading
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit Victory Field, home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians (International League). Read more and view photos here.
The Durham (NC) City Council has renewed its agreement with the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League) to lease and operate Durham Bulls Athletic Park, also known as the DBAP. The agreement with the Bulls extends until 2033, with two additional five-year options for renewal. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce that Bob Socci, one of their radio broadcasters, has been named as the new radio voice of the New England Patriots. Socci, who is in his first season with the PawSox after being hired this past March, will stay with the PawSox for the next few months before taking over Patriots duties on or around July 1. Continue reading
The BallparkHunter (your webmaster here!) visited the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League), on its inaugural Opening Day on April 4, 2013. View gallery of 104 photos here.
The urinals at the home of the Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League) may not provide high-tech video game entertainment for fans like they do at the home of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), but blasting low-tech urinal cakes sporting the brands of your enemies can provide seconds of restroom entertainment too while energizing support Continue reading
The Charlotte (NC) City Council has approved an advertising plan that allows for more murals, graphic panels and sponsor logos on the outside of the new baseball stadium for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”, allowing fans to interact with the world’s only truly hands-free urinal game controller, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2013 season this April. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – NEPA’s boys of summer have yet another new home. In addition to the $43 million reconstructed PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) will have 20 of their home games televised throughout the region on WQMY My Network TV in year one of a five-year deal. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, March 20, during a press conference held at BB&T Ballpark, the future home of the Charlotte Knights, representatives from the Knights and BB&T unveiled the logos for the team’s new Uptown Charlotte ballpark. The design was created by local firm Luquire George Andrews. Continue reading