The partners planning to build a $29 million baseball stadium in Fredericksburg (VA) for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) have gotten approval for financing from two banks, though they are still negotiating the terms, City Manager Bev Cameron said Tuesday. Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws have unveiled the first wave of their 2014 promotional schedule, marking the earliest point BlueClaws fans have been able to see the promotional nights for the upcoming season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Greenville Drive announced today that they are promoting a key front office member to lead the South Atlantic League club, as Eric Jarinko has been named as the organization’s new General Manager. Jarinko has been with the Drive since their inaugural season in 2006, most recently serving as the organization’s Assistant General Manager. In his new role, the 31-year-old will oversee the Continue reading
Spartanburg (SC) School District 7 is replacing the exterior wall at Duncan Park stadium — the first of several renovation projects planned for the historic stadium. The ballpark was the former home for the Spartanburg Phillies (South Atlantic League) and summer collegiate Spartanburg Stingers (Coastal Plain League). Read more here. Visit Friends of Duncan Park here.
The North Augusta (SC) City Council voted 6-1 Monday for third-reading approval on the ordinance that will allow the city to create a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the $144 million Project Jackson public development. The project could include a baseball stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In continuing their front office plans and alignment for the upcoming 2014 season, the Drive’s ninth year in Downtown Greenville at award-winning Fluor Field, the organization announced the hiring of Emily Walker as Senior Director, Business Development. In this position, Walker will be part of the Drive’s senior leadership team with responsibilities to develop and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power announced the hiring of Ken Fogel as Executive Vice President. Continue reading
Despite the reality that the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) are likely relocating to Fredericksburg (VA) in 2015, the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday agreed to pay for about $15,000 in capital imprvements to 83-year-old Municipal Stadium to honor the team’s lease. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the Charleston RiverDogs are the winners of the 48th annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in all of Minor League Baseball. The RiverDogs will receive their award at the Baseball Winter Meeting Banquet at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 12. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On March 18, 2004, the shovels hit the dirt for the first time on the site designated to save baseball in Charleston. A new downtown baseball diamond was to be built after 56 years at Watt Powell Park in Kanawha City. Continue reading
The Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League) will host a South Charleston Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Charles Ryan & Associates tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to unveil a new logo to commemorate the team’s 10th season. Click here to RSVP for the event.
PRESS RELEASE – One year after being introduced, Lexington Legends caps featuring the team’s mustache logo have been sold to customers in all 50 states. A recent order from Montana gave the mustache cap a sweep of the nation. In all, 574 mustache caps were sold during the 2013 season, and 275 more were ordered by retailers. Continue reading
The Greenville Drive made public the first of several key roles which will be filled as the organization aligns to build on its 8-year run as the Upstate’s premier family entertainment venue. Nate Lipscomb, who has been with the team since it came to Greenville, has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer and will lead the organization’s Continue reading
The Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) and Diamond Nation finalized an agreement Monday with the slavery museum organization and its largest creditor to buy the land along Interstate 95 in Celebrate Virginia South where the U.S. National Slavery Museum was to have been built in Fredericksburg (VA). Read more here.
The North Augusta (SC) City Council gave Project Jackson first-reading approval by a 6-1 vote Monday night. The $144 million riverfront development would include a new stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). Two more readings of the ordinance amending an existing Tax Increment Financing district are scheduled for Nov. 4 and Nov. 18. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Whether it be muffins, coffee or beer, pumpkin-flavored food and drinks are everywhere this time of year, and it only makes sense that folks can now enjoy an ice cold Pumpkin Beer Shake. Yes, a pumpkin beer shake.
Kick off Halloween at The Monster Bash — A Ballyard Smash presented by Halloween Express on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7-10 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in the Ashley View Pub, which is Charleston’s well-known Thirsty Thursday hot spot. Continue reading
The Fredericksburg (VA) Planning Commission voted Wednesday to support a proposed 1,800-space, $7-million to $8-million parking lot that would serve a new baseball stadium in Celebrate Virginia South for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a draft performance agreement with the partners working to build a 4,750-seat minor-league baseball stadium in the city. The Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) needed the agreement for its relocation application to Major League Baseball. Read more here.
The proposed new ballpark in Frederick (VA) for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) faces a few key hurdles this week as issues go before the City Council, a Circuit Court judge, and Planning Commission. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Charleston RiverDogs Executive VP/General Manager Dave Echols has announced the promotion of four employees and the hiring of two more. Continue reading
Bruce Quinn, majority owner of the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League), said Friday that he plans to move the team to Fredericksburg (VA), but he’s also exploring ways to bring a short-season affiliated club to Hagerstown (MD) to replace the SAL franchise, if a new stadium project moves forward there. The Suns name would stay in the Hub City. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs are once again well represented on the list of winners of the 2013 South Atlantic League Outstanding Achievement Awards. All 14 teams, along with the field managers and umpires participated in the voting for these awards, and the RiverDogs took home a trio of top honors for the second consecutive year. Continue reading
The Fredericksburg (VA) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support building a multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South that would be home to the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The Rosner Auto Group has reportedly agreed to invest directly in the project to bring the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) to Fredericksburg (VA) and has committed to securing naming rights to the proposed new ballpark. The Fredericksburg City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to move forward with the negotiated stadium concept. Read more here.
Play Ball VA! was scheduled to make an “Economic Development Presentation” Thursday night before the Spotsylvania County (VA) Economic Development Authority about building a new minor-league baseball stadium near Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center about 10 miles south of Fredericksburg (VA). The group has been critical of the proposed deal between the Single-A Continue reading
The Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League, the City of Fredericksburg (VA), and New Jersey-based Diamond Nation have all reportedly agreed on a conceptual deal structure for building a new $38 million baseball stadium on the site once scheduled to be home to the U.S. National Slavery Museum. The city is expected to release details about the financing proposal Thursday. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Throughout the history of baseball, there have been countless player trades and even manager trades that were intended to help both teams. But the Charleston RiverDogs and their Goldklang Group sister team, the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League, will “trade” public address announcers to benefit not the teams but the fans. Continue reading
Fredericksburg City Manager Bev Cameron said he expects City Council to publicly discuss the proposal for a new ballpark for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) during a work session next Tuesday. Read more here.
The Aiken County (SC) School Board voted 7-2 Tuesday night to approve the district’s portion of TIF financing needed for Project Jackson, which incorporates a new baseball stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). It was agreed that none of the district’s financing would go toward the baseball portion of the development. Read more here.
Hours before the Fredericksburg (VA) City Council went behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the status of negotiations on a proposal to build a multipurpose stadium in the city for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League), design plans were unveiled. Read more and view rendering here. Read a second article here.
The Aiken County (SC) school board is schedules to vote on a revised TIF financing plan to fund a proposed $150 million development on the North Augusta (SC) riverfront that would include a new home for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by Piggly Wiggly, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. Continue reading
Representatives from the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) and the city of Fredericksburg will meet Tuesday to discuss the framework of a new deal that could result in a new ballpark and the relocation of the franchise to the city. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Venues Today Magazine, a popular trade publication for the world of sporting and entertainment arenas, has joined the many that believe the Charleston RiverDogs’ new Beer Shakes are simply sensational. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – They’re back! The BruceClaws return on Saturday, July 27th as part of Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night at FirstEnergy Park, which is presented by Central Jersey Blood Center. Continue reading
As the city of Fredericksburg (VA) works to revise its original ballpark financing proposal after a public vetting, the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) are requesting at least three possible financing scenarios from the city well in advance of a city-requested meeting with the Suns on July 30. Read more here.
A developer plans to build condominium-style lofts in the former Kyle Furniture warehouse overlooking the left-field wall of Appalachian Power Park, home of the Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League). Nice views! Read more and view photo here.