Tag Archives: Southern League

Money-Saving, Cut-From-the-Bluprints Seating May Have to be Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BAs construction has progressed on the new ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), developers and owners have discovered what could be a mistake in the plans for the $36 million stadium.  Four seating bays that were originally cut from the blueprints to save money may have to be there because of minor league seating requirements.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Funding for Negro League Museum Approved, ‘Venue at the Ballpark’ Breaks Ground

Birmingham Barons LogoThe city of Birmingham (AL) has approved funding for the $5 million Negro League baseball museum that is set to open in April, and on Thursday, Inland American Communities and Corporate Realty made the multifamily development, Venue at the Ballpark, official with a ceremonial groundbreaking.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Construction Update

Biloxi Baseball Double BMGM Stadium, the new Biloxi (MS) home for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), is going vertical.  The entrances off Caillavet Street are taking shape.  The home team dugout has already been built, and the first of the steel is being lifted by crane and put in place behind the dugout to support the main structure.  Read more and view photos here.

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Biscuits to Host 2015 Southern League All-Star Game

Montgomery Biscuits Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Montgomery Biscuits announced event and ticket information for the 2015 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Wind Creek Hospitality today. Continue reading

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It’s ‘MGM Park’ for New Biloxi Stadium

Biloxi Baseball Double BUnder a 20-year naming rights deal announced Wednesday, the new baseball stadium under construction in downtown Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) will officially be called MGM Park.  Read more here and here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Contract Approved: ‘Bama to Play at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoThe City of Hoover (AL) approved a contract with the University of Alabama Monday that will have the Crimson Tide play its home baseball schedule at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium next season.  The ballpark was the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.

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New Huntsville Ballpark ‘Unlikely’ at Coca-Cola Bottling Plant Site

Huntsville Stars LogoThe nine-acre Coca-Cola bottling plant site at Clinton Avenue in downtown Huntsville (AL), thought to be the top location for a new minor league baseball stadium, reportedly has a buyer.  As you know, the Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) are relocating to a new ballpark under construction in Biloxi (MS).  Read more and watch news report here.

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