Lynn Lashbrook, sports agent and long-time promoter of bringing MLB to Portland (OR), is suggesting that the home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) could serve as a temporary home for the Oakland A’s, while a new MLB ballpark is built in the Rose City. Read more here. Rather than blabber on here about the many obstacles, we’ll let Portland-based MLB business analyst Continue reading
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The Eugene (OR) School Board on Wednesday selected the city’s $4.5 million bid to buy the shuttered Civic Stadium property, but the deal won’t be consummated by the city unless supporters raise $3 million in the next few months to renovate the old wooden grandstand and install a new sports field. Read more here. Visit Friends of Civic Stadium here.
PRESS RELEASE – In honor of their 30th anniversary in the Northwest League, the Everett AquaSox have released a commemorative logo. The 2014 season will mark the Everett franchises’ 20th season as a Seattle Mariners affiliate and 31st season in the Northwest League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Eyebrows raised and heads nodded as the Vancouver Canadians unveiled a new branding effort heading into the 2014 Northwest League season on Friday at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as part of the 4th Annual Scotiabank Hot Stove Luncheon featuring the Toronto Blue Jays. Continue reading
With the future of the former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League) hanging in the balance, community groups held separate rallies Saturday to build public support for their divergent visions for historic Civic Stadium. Read more here. Read ballpark editorial here. Visit Friends of Civic Stadium here. View Save Civic Stadium rally photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Everett AquaSox are please to announce two promotions within their front office. The AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, will celebrate their 30th year in Everett in 2014. Katie Crawford Woods has been named Assistant General Manager of the AquaSox, while Erica Fensterbush has been promoted to Group Sales and Merchandise Manager. Continue reading
Those who are trying to save Civic Stadium, former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), have posted a YouTube video of a song called “Let’s Be Civil to Civic Stadium.” Watch video here. Sadly, the old ballpark could be headed for a date with the wrecking ball. Read more here. Thanks to Brian Merzbach for posting the link to the video on Facebook.
Bryan Beban, the former assistant general manager of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), has been hired by the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) to serve in the same capacity. Read more here.
Eugene (OR) School District received four proposals by Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to submit offers for Civic Stadium, the former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), and the property on which it sits. The offers ranged from a low of $16.56 to a high of $5 million. Read more here. View proposals here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is proud to announce that JC Fraser has accepted the position of General Manager, the 12th in club history dating back to 1978. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball™ announced today that the Vancouver Canadians are the winners of the 40th annual John H. Johnson President’s Award. The Canadians will receive Minor League Baseball’s top honor at the Baseball Winter Meetings™ Banquet at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 12. Continue reading
Free Wi-Fi is being installed at Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). The network will handle up to 1,000 users simultaneously and will be expanded over time. Read more here.
While the city of Hillsboro (OR) awaits a full accounting of its share of revenues from the Single-A Hillsboro Hops’ (Northwest League) inaugural season at their new $15.5 million baseball stadium, officials are already calling the season a success. Read more here.
The artificial turf installed at the new home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) just weeks before the team’s home opener on June 17, doesn’t match. Hellas Sports Construction, an Austin, Texas-based company which worked with the construction contractor on the $15.55 million ballpark, will pay for the additional work. Read more here.
When the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League) moved into PK Park, General Manager Allan Benavides wanted to bring live organ music back the ballpark for the first time since the 1970s. Benevides found just the right live organist in John Bilenki, who is spending his first full summer with the Ems this season. Read more and watch video here.
The Oregonian’s Tyson Alger takes a look at the Single-A Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League) as a model for longevity after the shine wears off the first-year Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). Read more and watch video here. As a side note, we love just about everything about the new Hops franchise, but the team gets a “C-” for Barley the mascot.
It’s time again for the Bronco Football Summer Classic at Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League). On Saturday, July 13, the Boise State football team will participate in a home run derby and charity softball game between the offense and defense. Proceeds will benefit The First Tee of Idaho. Get more information here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com was in Hillsboro (OR) on June 17 for the inaugural opening of Hillsboro Ballpark, the new home for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). Mr. Mock delivers another impressive ballpark review covering the facility’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience. Read more and view photos here.
The new ballpark in the Portland (OR) suburb of Hillsboro opened to a sellout crowd of 4,710 on Monday night, as the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) won their inaugural home opener 12-0 over the Eugene Emeralds. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Tonight is the inaugural home opener for Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). If you are going, you might want to pay close attention to this rundown for getting to and from the stadium from The Oregonian’s Joseph Rose. Read more here.
The Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) showed off their new 4,500-seat ballpark during an open house on Thursday. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The Oregonian newspaper has published photos of Hillsboro Ballpark, the new home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League), as preparations are made for the open house on Thursday and inaugural home opener on Monday. View photos here. The new “Barometer” art piece and signage also go up. View more photos here.
Hillsboro (OR) city officials have invited the public to the grand opening of the new Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League), at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The team’s inaugural home opener is scheduled for Monday, June 17. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – What better way to kick off the summer than enjoying a BBQ with family and friends! Your Boise Hawks will be hosting their 4th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ event this Saturday, June 1, at Memorial Stadium to benefit The Idaho Humane Society. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are competing against 63 other minor league clubs to crown the best ballpark food item in the land. The Emerald’s contest entry is the new Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Brat which was unveiled to rave reviews at the May 4th ticket release party at PK Park.
Construction is nearing completion on the new ballpark for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro (OR). The lights were turned on for the first time on Wednesday, but work remains on the artificial turf, scoreboard, outfield berm, and other finishing touches. Read more here. View stadium photo here.
Hillsboro (OR) Parks & Recreation Director Wayne Gross has informed city officials that construction on the new $15.5 million ballpark for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) is 80 percent complete. Installing the scoreboard, field turf, concessions and completing the concourse between the ballpark and Hillsboro Stadium remain on the to-do list. Read more and view slideshow here.
The Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) unveiled their new uniforms and enhanced branding at Big Al’s in Meridian (ID) Monday, April 1, 2013. View photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – Your Boise Hawks are undergoing a mild facelift and brand refresh that will be released to the public April 1. The Hawks have worn the current colors and logos since 2007. The team marks will not change drastically but there is an addition of a much anticipated logo feature. Continue reading
Because of unforeseen costs and proposed enhancements to the new $15.2 million ballpark under construction for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League), an additional $350,000 will be sought to complete the project. Read more here.
Hillsboro’s (OR) new $15.2 million baseball facility for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) will be more expensive and have fewer permanent seats than originally planned, according to city officials. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops announced today that longtime baseball broadcaster and Hillsboro resident Rich Burk will serve as the broadcast voice for the franchise. The Hops also announced that all 76 of their regular season games plus playoffs will be broadcast on Fox Sports AM620 Portland. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Bring me some peanuts and…IPA? The Single-A baseball Hillsboro Hops announced a multi-year partnership with BridgePort Brewing Company based in Portland, Ore. As per Hillsboro Hops team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading
The Idaho Supreme Court decided not to impose the “Baseball Rule” of liability in the lawsuit brought by a man who lost an eye after being struck by a foul ball during a Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) game. Instead, a jury will decide if watching baseball is an inherently dangerous activity done at the spectator’s own risk. Read more here.
The city of Hillsboro (OR) appears quite comfortable concluding that the new $12 million, 4,500-seat stadium under construction for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) will not be a revenue generator for the city but a valuable community asset/quality of life amenity that will have to be subsidized. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Built in 1958, Avista Stadium, home of the Single-A Spokane Indians (Northwest League), is undergoing a $2.8-million facelift that includes replacing the main concession building, upgrading the administration building, creating a new team store, updating restrooms, and repaving the entire outer concourse. During the construction process, a yet-t0-be-opened secret floor safe was Continue reading
The new 4,500-seat, $15 million ballpark under construction in Hillsboro (OR) for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) is on schedule to be completed in time for the team’s inaugural home opener in June, but the discovery of existing utilities that had to be moved and unstable soil during excavation will increase the cost of the project. Read more here.