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Perfect Game League Expands to Saugerties (NY)

Perfect Game League LogoThe summer collegiate Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) is expanding to Saugerties (NY) and will begin play at a newly lighted Cantine Memorial Field starting in 2014.  Saugerties Parks and Recreation Superintendent Greg Chorvas had this to say about negotiating a deal with the PGCBL: Continue reading

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Frontier Field Under New Management

Rochester Red Wings LogoLeBeau Inc.’s contract to manage Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League), expired at the end of 2012 and will not be renewed.  Going forward, Monroe County, which owns the stadium, and the Red Wings will partner to manage the facility.  Read more here.

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Boulders’ Success Factors Drawing Complaints

While more and more fans are coming out to watch the burgeoning indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League), some neighbors near Provident Bank Park, including the local animal shelter, are complaining about the noise from regular fireworks shows and concerts.  The team says they have received very few calls raising concerns.  Read more here.

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Ramapo Ballpark Revenues $300K Shy of Projections

The financials are in for the first-year operations of Provident Bank Park, home of the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League), and revenues came in $300,000 short of what consultants projected in 2010.  Read more here.

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State Comptroller Issues Final Audit Report

The New York State Comptoller released a final audit report Wednesday on the development of the new ballpark for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League), and it wasn’t too kind.  Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence disputes the conclusions.  Read more here

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Ballpark Design Firms Sues Ramapo LDC

Omaha (NE)-based DLR Group Architecture and Engineering is suing the Ramapo (NY) Local Development Corporation for $62,061 stilled owed to the firm for designing the new ballpark for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League).  Nearly$1.5 million has already been paid on the contract.  According to RLDC Executive Director Aaron Troodler, “There were a number of issues relating to the design Continue reading

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ACBL’s Hampton Division Targets Shelter Island for Expansion

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball, the not-for-profit organization that makes up one of the divisions of the summer collegate Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, is targeting Shelter Island (NY) for expansion.  The division currently has five teams.  Read more here.

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Voters Reject Atlantic League Ballpark, Coliseum in Nassau County

With 82 percent of the ballots counted, voters in Nassau County (NY) have rejected borrowing $400 million to replace the arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and build a new ballpark for an Atlantic League expansion franchise.  Read more here.

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Boulders Still Working Out the Kinks

The indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) are up and running with a fancy new stadium, but the hurried start to their inaugural season have left team operators with a few obvious kinks to work out.  Read more here.  Thanks to Jon Cerone for the link.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Provident Bank Park (Rockland County, NY)

Ballpark Reviews visits the new Provident Bank Park (Rockland County, NY), home of the indy pro Can-Am League’s expansion Rockland Boulders.  Read review and view photos here.

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Fans Pack the House for Boulders’ Inaugural Home Opener

The new 4,500-seat Provident Bank Park in Ramapo (NY) opened for business last night in front of an over-capacity crowd of 6,317, as the Rockland Boulders defeated the Brockton Rox 3-1.  Read more and view video and photos here.

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Rockland Boulders: A Video Tour of Provident Bank Park

Ken Lehner, president of the Can-Am League’s expansion Rockland (Ramapo, NY) Boulders, gives a complete tour of the new Provident Bank Park.  View video here.  The team’s home opener is this coming Thursday.

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Fido, Fifi to Fight Fireworks

A protest is ramping up against the post-game fireworks show scheduled for Thursday’s inaugural home opener for the Can-Am League’s Rockland (Ramapo, NY) Boulders at Provident Bank Park.  Supporters of the nearby animal shelter are concerned about the impact the fireworks will have on the animals.  To be fair, we’ve seen a few pets freak out from the boom of fireworks (and thunder), but “the show must Continue reading

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Latest Photos of Provident Bank Park

Check out the latest photos of Provident Bank Park, home of the Can-Am League’s Rockland (Ramapo, NY) Boulders.  The team’s inaugural home opener is set for June 16.

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Season at Risk for Perfect Game League’s Wizards

It looked liked all was well and good for the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s Watertown (NY) Wizards last week, as the team’s lease renewal for Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds was on track for final approval.  However, with a four-vote super majority needed from a five-member city council to approve the lease, abstaining Mayor Jeffrey Graham and hard-nosed Council Member Continue reading

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Boulders New Stadium Named ‘Provident Bank Park’

PRESS RELEASE – Provident Bank joined with Town of Ramapo officials and owners of the Rockland Boulders professional baseball team to announce today that the team’s new home will be named Provident Bank Park. Continue reading

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Legion Program to Pay for Use of Delano-Hitch Stadium

Citing budget challenges, the city of Newburgh (NY) began charging for the use of Delano-Hitch Stadium in 2010.  Rather than find another place to play, the Newburgh Nuclears American Legion club has decided to reimburse the city for the costs associated with using the ballpark.  Read more hereView fee schedule here. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Bethpage Park (Central Islip, NY)

Ballpark Reviews visits Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, NY), home of the indy pro Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks.  View photos here.

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NY Comptroller Targets Use of LDCs, Ramapo Ballpark Not Mentioned

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has issued a disapproving report on the abusive use of local development corporations and other private entities to advance public building projects.  While the new ballpark under construction in Ramapo (NY) for the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders was not mentioned in the report, a story on LoHud.com works to tie the two together.  Read report here.

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The Green, Green Grass of Home

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Can you smell the fresh (un)cut grass?  The new ballpark under construction in Ramapo (NY) for the indy pro Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders now has fresh-laid turf.

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Ramapo Ballpark: No Turning Back Now

In an editorial piece yesterday, The Journal News (LoHud.com) discussed in detail the obvious realities we briefly pointed out last Saturday regarding the new Ramapo (NY) ballpark under construction for the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders.  In short, finish it, try to generate as much money from it as possible, and let the next election sort out any political fallout.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Judge Rules Against Anti-Ballpark Group

State Supreme Court Justice Linda Jamieson ruled against the anti-ballpark group Preserve Ramapo on Monday, allowing construction to continue on the new 4,500-seat stadium for the Can-Am League’s inaugural Rockland Boulders.  Read more here.  Thanks to Brian Merzbach for the link.

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Construction Photos: Rockland Boulders Stadium

Despite a hiccup or two with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, construction on the new ballpark in Ramapo for the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders is coming along nicely.  View construction photos here.

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Work Continues on Ramapo Park, Stop-Work Order Narrowly Focused

The stop-work order issued by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to halt construction on the new ballpark in Ramapo was a bit misleading, as it only referred to moving dirt and soil involved in the erosion violations.  Construction has been ongoing, while the problems were rectified.  Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence said on Friday that the violations have been corrected.  Read more here.

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Ramapo Ballpark Construction Halted

Doh!  The Department of Environmental Conservation has suspended construction on the new Ramapo (NY) ballpark for the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders.  State environmental officials are alleging that contractors have been violating the site’s stormwater pollution prevention plan.  Read more here.

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Rockland Boulders Unveil Logos

PRESS RELEASE – In Rockland County, New York boulders come in many forms and fashions; shapes and sizes, including baseball players. When the Rockland Boulders take to the field in June to begin their inaugural season of play, baseball fans from the Lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey will see the team adorned in their new uniforms featuring the primary and secondary logos, which the team Continue reading

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Financing Still Elusive for Ramapo Ballpark

Ramapo (NY) Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence has still not secured the financing necessary to pay for the new ballpark for the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders.  The anti-ballpark group Preserve Ramapo is claiming a partial victory here, by asserting that the group’s lawsuit has scared off lenders, who don’t want to get tangled up in litigation.  They are probably right.  Whatever the case, construction Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: The New Ramapo Ballpark

Ballpark Reviews recently dropped by the site where the new ballpark for the indy pro Can-Am League’s inaugural Rockland (Ramapo, NY) Boulders is currently under construction.  Barring an injunction to halt or delay construction, it appears that the park could be completed or substantially completed in time for the start of the 2011 season.  View photo here.

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Group Sues to Stop Ramapo Project

Well, you knew it was coming, but the group Preserve Ramapo filed suit on Wednesday against Ramapo (NY) Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, the Town Board, RLDC, Bottom 9 Baseball LLC, and various contractors to stop the new $16.5 million Can-Am League ballpark currently under construction off route 45 and Pomona Road for the inaugural Rockland Boulders.  Read more here.

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Ramapo Supervisor Visits Ballpark Construction Site

Construction on the proposed new Can-Am League ballpark in Ramapo (NY) is further along than we anticipated.  Now, we have seen the building of new ballparks halted in midstream, but things appear to be moving full steam ahead at this juncture, despite stiff opposition from the group Preserve Ramapo and a lack of locked-in private financing.  View photo here.  Now where’s that new Rockland Boulders logo?

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