Tag Archives: Southern League

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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Lookouts, Twins Announce Four-Year Player Development Agreement

Minnesota Twins LogoChattanooga_LookoutsPRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts are pleased to announce that the organization has signed a four-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins. The partnership with the Twins marks the team’s first affiliation with an American League team since 1987 when the Lookouts were with the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading

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Playing Beat the Clock in Biloxi

Biloxi Baseball Double BWith all the delays, the $36 million stadium under construction in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) is slated to be completed by next August, well beyond the start of the 2015 season.  But, there is some level of hope that the stadium could be ready for play before then.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Update

Biloxi Baseball Double BConstruction has begun at the site of the future baseball stadium in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), but it’s still in the beginning stages and hasn’t quite taken the familiar diamond shape of a baseball field yet.  On Tuesday, Yates Construction updated the city council on where the project stands at this juncture.  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

 

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Lookouts Offer Drive-Thru ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Today

Chattanooga_LookoutsPRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, August 26, the Chattanooga Lookouts invite you to AT&T Field to complete your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, Looie the Lookout and the Lookouts’ staff will be on hand in the front of the stadium to assist you in completing your challenge. Fans who participate in the Drive-Thru Ice Bucket Challenge at the ballpark will Continue reading

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Mississippi Braves Break World Record

Mississippi Braves LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Salvation Army, in conjunction with the Mississippi Braves, succeeded in breaking a Guinness World Record Saturday at Trustmark Park. Upon entering the gates, fans were given a Salvation Army bell in which they had to ring at least five minutes while doing the “twist” immediately following the game. Continue reading

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BayBears GM: Stadium in Serious Need of Upgrades

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoWhen the Double-A Mobile BayBears (Southern League) return to Hank Aaron Stadium in April next year for the start of the 2015 season, they will arrive to the oldest baseball park in the Southern League.  Chris Morgan, who was recently named the BayBears’ new general manager, wasted no time sounding the alarm for ballpark improvements.  Read more here.

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