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.
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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.
PRESS RELEASE – The Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club, single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, unveiled their new identity tonight. The official Logo Release Party was held at the Ninkasi Brewing tasting room at 272 Van Buren Street on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 5:30pm. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club, single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, announced today that the team will be releasing a new logo and color scheme this week. Fans and media are invited to the Logo Release Party at the Ninkasi Brewing tasting room at 272 Van Buren Street on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 5:30pm. Continue reading
The city of Hillsboro (OR) issued $12 million in full faith and credit bonds last week for the new 4,500-seat, $15.2 million ballpark for the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) now under construction at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. Moody’s Investors Service has given the bond deal an ” Aa3 raing.” Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The City of Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson welcomed Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney along with team President Andy Dunn and General Manager Jason Takefman to City Hall on Wednesday to proclaim November 7th, 2012 as ‘Vancouver Canadians Day’. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwest League of Professional Baseball Board of Directors have chosen Michael Ellis, an executive with 20 years of experience in Minor League Baseball, as the next President of the Northwest League, effective January 1st, 2013. Ellis succeeds Bob Richmond, who retires after serving as League President for 30 years. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Spokane County and the Spokane Indians, in conjunction with ALSC Architects and Kilgore Construction, have begun work on Avista Stadium improvements that will be completed in advance of the 2013 regular season.
Aerial View of Concourse
PRESS RELEASE – Short Season, LLC announced today that it has selected the name Hillsboro “Hops” for its Single-A baseball team. The Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate begins play in a new state-of-the-art stadium in Hillsboro in 2013 and will play 38 home games from mid-June to early September. Continue reading
As the owner of the relocated Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League) prepares to “hop” into next season with the unveiling of the team’s new branding at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) this morning, the Hillsboro (OR) City Council is expected to authorize the issuance of $12.5 million in bonds at a meeting later today as part of the financing plan for the club’s new $15.2 million ballpark. Read more here.