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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Read more and view photos hereRead about the Knight’s long-time visiting clubhouse manager hereRead about the Knights’ Spanish-language radio team here.

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Mexican Winter League Games Coming to Southwest University Park

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadPRESS RELEASE – The El Paso Chihuahuas, in conjunction with Leg Up Entertainment and GECU, present the first-ever Mexican Baseball Fiesta to be held on September 28th and 29th at Southwest University Park. Game times are at 3:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., respectively. The Fiesta will feature two teams from Mexico, Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Los Tomateros de Culiacán, Continue reading

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Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark to Host New Beer Festival

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe inaugural Charlotte Beerfest will be held Sept. 20 at BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  On Thursday, team President Dan Rajkowski and representatives from N.C. craft-brewers The Old Mecklenburg Brewery and Foothills Brewing Co. joined local media personality Jon Wilson to reveal plans for the festival.  Read more here.

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Charlotte Hornets Throwback Night Set for Aug. 5

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoWith the return of America’s pastime and the re-introduction of baseball to Charlotte (NC), over a century of rich baseball history and traditions have been reborn.  On Tuesday, August 5, the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) are set to re-introduce some of Charlotte’s baseball history with a special Charlotte Hornets Tribute at BB&T Ballpark.  Read more here.

Charlotte Knights Charlotte Hornets Throwback Night

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MountainStar Snatches Up Ballpark-Front Properties

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadOne of the most sought-after ballpark-front properties in Downtown El Paso (TX) has reportedly been sold to the MountainStar group that owns the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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PETA Names Omaha’s Werner Park Most Vegetarian Friendly

Omaha Storm Chasers Secondary LogoPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named Werner Park, home of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League), its favorite vegetarian-friendly Triple-A ballpark in the country.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Coolray Field (Gwinnett, GA)

Gwinnett Braves LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Coolray Field, home of the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves (International League).  Read more and view photos here

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The Coming Demolition of the Knights’ Former Home

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoAs the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) break attendance records at their new BB&T BallPark in uptown Charlotte (NC), the former home of the Knights in Fort Mill (SC) awaits demolition.  Read more and watch news report here.

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A Virtual Tour of the Sounds’ New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) debuted a virtual video tour of the team’s new ballpark on Tuesday, including flyover images of the stadium and details about the suites and social areas.  Read more and watch video here.

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Sounds to Host Virtual Tour of New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will host a virtual video tour and informational meeting about the minor-league baseball team’s new ballpark on July 8.  Read more here.

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Knights Concession Sales Way Up

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoTake bigger crowds, add higher average spending per person and the result is enough hot dogs, beer and sodas sold to triple what the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) did last season.  Read more here.

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The Only ‘Voice of the Bees’ Since 1994 to Call 3,000th Game Tuesday

Salt Lake Bees LogoPRESS RELEASE – Veteran radio broadcaster Steve Klauke will announce his 3,000th game for the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark when the Bees play the Nashville Sounds. Entering today’s game, Klauke will have called 2,999 of a possible 3,009 games in franchise history. Continue reading

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Red Wings Seeking State Funds for Frontier Field Upgrades

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoMonroe County and the Rochester Red Wings are seeking $4.5 million from the state for a $7.5 million makeover of Frontier Field, which could include a baseball museum in the old firehouse, installing a new field, revamping the concourse and suites and improving the front gate entrance.  Read more here.

Rochester Red Wings Frontier Upgrades Rendering

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dell Diamond (Round Rock, TX)

Round Rock Express 15 Seasons LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Dell Diamond, home of the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Charlotte Ballpark Most High-Tech Thanks to High-Tech Infrastructure

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) partnered with Hickory (NC)-based CommScope to make sure their new BB&T Ballpark one of the most technologically advanced in minor league baseball.  Read more here.

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A More Advanced Guitar Scoreboard for New Sounds Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will still have a guitar-shaped scoreboard when they move into their new home next year.  Team owner Frank Ward and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Friday unveiled plans for the new state-of-the-art scoreboard at First Tennessee Park — currently under construction in the Sulphur Dell area.  Read more and view photos hereRead press release here.

Nashville Sounds New State-of-the-Art Guitar Scoreboard

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International League Venues From the Press Box

International League LogoTriple-A Buffalo Bisons play-by-play voice Ben Wagner takes a looks at International League venues from the broadcast booth.  Read more here.

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It’s Batman and a Pee Contest for Upcoming IronPigs Promotions

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League) will wear Batman-inspired jerseys for “Superhero Night” on Friday, June 20.  But before that fun, IronPigs will utilize their revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System” for their “Pee-nalty” Soccer Shootout game during this year’s FIFA World Cup starting Thursday, June 12.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Pee-Nalty

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Batman Night

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Southwest University Park (El Paso, TX)

BaseballParks.com LogoEl Paso Chihuahuas HeadJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Southwest University Park, the new home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League). Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view 52 photos here.

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Knights Former Home Sold

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoCato Corporation, a company based in Charlotte (NC) that runs a chain of womens’ fashion stores across the southeast, has reportedly purchased the former home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) in Fort Mill (SC)  Read more and watch news report here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, NC)

BaseballParks.com LogoCharlotte Knights New Primary LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com visits BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view 40 photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Southwest University Park (El Paso, TX)

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Southwest University Park, the new home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League ).  Read more and view photos in a two-part series here and here.

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Spring 2015 Targeted for New Pedestrian Pathway to New El Paso Ballpark

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadA new pedestrian pathway expected to improve access to recently opened Southwest University Park was supposed to be completed by the end of spring, but the $6.5 million project has been delayed.  Martin Bartlett, spokesman for the City of El Paso, pointed to the summer of 2015 for completion of the project.  Read more watch news report here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Isotopes Park (Albuquerque, NM)

Albuquerque Isotopes LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Isotopes Park, home of the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Bill Murray Promotes Mud Hens ‘Ghostbusters Night’

Toledo Mudhens LogoGhostbusters star Bill Murray channels the ghost of Harry Carey to welcome fans to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (International League) “Ghostbuster Night” on May 30, 2014 at Fifth Third Field.  This year is the 30th anniversary of the film.  Watch promo video here.

Toledo Mud Hens Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Night with Jersey

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Tearjerker Friday Night at BB&T Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoCharlotte (NC) resident Philip Elmore, stationed in Germany for his service in the Navy, surprised his 8-year-old daughter at BB&T Ballpark on Friday.  Donning a Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) uniform and catcher’s gear, he took the field without his daughter, Isabella, recognizing him.  After she threw a pitch to Elmore, he removed his mask and embraced Isabella.  Read more hereWatch video here.

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NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp Returns to Mud Hens Home

Toledo Mudhens LogoNFLPRESS RELEASE – Twenty-three NFL players will interview Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye general manager Joe Napoli in a mock press conference on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, as part of its NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp at Bowling Green State University. Continue reading

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Isotopes Still Capitalizing on ‘The Simpsons’

Albuquerque Isotopes LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League), as the franchise continues to thrive on The Simpsons connection.  Read more here.

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WWE Legend, School Teacher Tito Santana at BB&T Ballpark for Cinco de Mayo

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – With the historic first month of the season in the books, the Charlotte Knights are set to kick-off the month of May with a return home to BB&T Ballpark on Monday, May 5 to open an eight-game homestand. Monday’s series opener against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) features an appearance by WWE Hall-of-Famer Tito Continue reading

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SBJ Talks with Ballpark Architect Martin Dinitto, Zephr Field on Deck

New Orleans Zephyrs Alternative LogoThe Sports Business Journal talks with ballpark architect Martin Dinitto from Ballpark Design Associates about his work designing minor league baseball stadiums, as he turns his attention to upgrades for Zephyr Field, home of the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs.  Dinitto spent 24 years working for Populous and HNTB before starting his own firm in 2010.  Read more here.

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Mock Impressed by Footprint of New El Paso Ballpark

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com had very positive words to say about Southwest University Park, the new home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League), when he spoke with El Paso Inc. from the press box.  Mock seemed most impressed at how Populous managed to successfully jam a 9,000-seat baseball stadium into a little more than five acres.  Read more here.

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El Paso Ballpark Hotspots

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadABC 7 in El Paso (TX) takes a look at the hangout hotspots at the new Southwest University Park, home of the first-year Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Chihuahuas Open New Ballpark

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadClose to 10,000 fans packed Southwest University Park Monday night for the first-ever home game for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) in their new downtown El Paso (TX) ballpark.  Read more and watch news report hereWatch news report about happy downtown business owners here.

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Police and Firefighter Jerseys for ‘Heroes Night’ Saturday

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) will battle it out Saturday in police and firefighter jerseys for “Heroes Night” at Coca-Cola Park.  The jerseys are already being auctioned off via Qtego Auction Technology, a firm that provides “a revolutionary silent auction experience.”  View auction here.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Heroes Night

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Chihuahuas’ Food Service Partner Announces Lineup of Local Concessionaires for New Ballpark

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadOvations Food Services LogoPRESS RELEASE – Ovations Food Services is pleased to announce the lineup of local eateries that will operate as concessionaires at Southwest University Park. They are Chihua Raspas, Leo’s, Peter Piper Pizza, Slush ‘AE, Southwest Kettle Corn and Triple Play Turkey Feast. Continue reading

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Sounds Announce ‘First Tennessee Park’ Will Be Name Of City’s New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoPRESS RELEASE – “First Tennessee Park” will be the official name of Nashville’s new state-of-the-art baseball ballpark in North Nashville, the Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced today.

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Ancient Artifacts Uncovered at Site of Future Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoExperts say an excavation at the site of Nashville’s future Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) uncovered ancient artifacts, including broken pottery from a salt factory dating back to 1150 A.D.  Despite the discovery, digging to find more artifacts has stopped and construction of the ballpark is moving forward.  Read more and view photos here.

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Chihuahuas Introduce Mascot

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadThe Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) introduced their new mascot “Chico” on Monday on ESPN 600AM El Paso.  Read more and watch video here.

Meet "Chico"

Meet “Chico”

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Team Owner May Pony Up More for New El Paso Ballpark, City Holds Firm at $64M

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadMountainStar Sports Group, the owner of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League), may be pouring more money into the Downtown El Paso ballpark than originally planned, as the price tag is expected to exceed the $64 million cap set by the city.  Read more here.

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Columnist Pleads for Intimacy Amid Talk of Upgrading Coca-Cola Field

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoAs the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons (International League) and Kansas City-based architectural firm Populous begin to develop a plan for major upgrades to Coca-Cola Field, one columnist is calling for the seating capacity to be reduced from 18,000 to 12,000 to deal with the stadium’s intimacy problem.  Read more here.

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