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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.

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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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Inaugural Home Opener Tonight for New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoIt will be a sold-out show for BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte (NC) Friday night, as the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) play their first game in their new 10,000-seat baseball stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Design Teams Present Development Visions for Sulphur Dell Ballpark Area

Nashville Sounds LogoDesign work continues for the neighborhood surrounding the future baseball stadium at Sulphur Dell for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Four design teams from some of the top schools in the nation presented their visions Thursday in the Urban Land Institute’s annual competition to redevelop one neighborhood in the country.  Read more and view news report here.

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Newly Renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Durham Bulls LogoFor its 20th season, the 21st-century Durham Bulls Athletic Park has received an extensive $20 million makeover, and fans and players alike will notice the improvements when the Bulls open defense of their IL championship against the Gwinnett Braves at 6:05 p.m. Thursday.  Read more hereWatch the bull going strong here.

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Knights Players Practice for the First Time at New Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) took the field at new the BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte (NC) for the first time Tuesday.  The ballpark’s inaugural home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 11.  Read more and watch news report hereWatch video here.

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Multi-Million Dollar Facelift Being Planned for Zephyr Field

New Orleans Zephyrs Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The New Orleans Zephyrs, in collaboration with the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED), have implemented the development of a multi-million dollar facility enhancement plan for Zephyr Field. Continue reading

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Star Wars Still Hot

Star Wars LogoDespite the fact that the first Star Wars movie hit the screens in 1977, the brand is still a hot commodity in the baseball world, as at least three teams celebrate the iconic film in 2014 with Star Wars wear, including the Cincinnati Reds, Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League), and Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League).

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Red Wings to Install New RF Videoboard

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings have announced plans to install a brand-new, full color, LED video board in right field replacing the board that has been there since Frontier Field’s inaugural season in 1997. The new video board, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, will be up and running for Opening Day at Frontier Field on April 5. Continue reading

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Bisons Announce ‘What’s New’ in 2014

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The sights and sounds of Buffalo Bisons baseball will fill Coca-Cola Field in just 10 days with Opening Day set for Thursday, April 3 against the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.). And with the announcement of ‘What’s New’ at the ballpark this season, the Bisons Fan Experience will reach fantastic new levels of entertainment and value in 2014. Continue reading

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Legislature OKs Booze for New Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoTennessee State lawmakers on Monday passed legislation allowing hard liquor sales at the new Sulphur Dell ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  The new stadium is set to open a year from now in April 2015, and it appears fans will be able to celebrate with a nice stiff drink.  Read more here.

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Chiefs Unveil 100th Season Patch

Syracuse Chiefs Secondary Logo SmallThe Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs will celebrate their 100th season in the International League in 2014 with a specially designed patch that players will wear on the left shoulder of their home and road jerseys.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Paw Sox Staying Put, Extend Lease

Pawtucket Red Sox LogoA lease extension approved by the Pawtucket City Council keeps the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) at McCoy Stadium until at least 2021 and ends any chatter about moving the baseball team to the I-195 land in neighboring Providence.  Read more hereRead more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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No Sin City Help for Proposed 51s Ballpark in Summerlin

Las Vegas 51s LogoBecause the proposed new ballpark for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League) is slated for the planned community of Summerlin outside the city limits of Las Vegas, it is unlikely that public dollars from Sin City will be made available for the project.  According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman made the following three suggestions: Continue reading

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Chihuahuas Release Inaugural Promo Schedule

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Famous San Diego Chicken, the ZOOperstars!, 12 nights of fireworks extravaganza and more than 20 giveaways, highlight the El Paso Chihuahuas inaugural promotional schedule. Continue reading

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Save City Hall Crusader Cries Foul Over Naming of Ballpark Restaurant

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadOne of the biggest opponents of tearing down El Paso (TX) City Hall to make room for the new home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) is quite unhappy that a restaurant being built inside the ballpark will be known as the “City Hall Grill.”  Read more and watch news report here.

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Jimmy Walck Named New ‘Voice of Coca-Cola Park’

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading

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Offseason Work Has Zephyrs’ Stadium Ready for 2014 Season

New Orleans Zephyrs LogoWith Opening Day of the 2014 baseball season four weeks away, the New Orleans Zephyrs and Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) have finished the latest offseason improvements on Zephyr Field, entering its 18th year as the home of Triple-A baseball in the Crescent City.  Read more here and here.

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Storm Chasers to Host 2015 Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game, Release Logo

Omaha Storm Chasers Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Omaha Storm Chasers have been selected to host the 28th annual Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game to be held during the week of July 12-15, 2015. The Triple-A All-Star game will take place at Werner Park, and will include several days of exciting events and activities. A committee of nine local business and civic leaders, chaired by Dan O’Neill, president of First National Bank, the event’s Continue reading

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The Bull City Summer Project

Durham Bulls LogoThe 2013 season of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League) was the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham.  To commemorate the movie and the historic franchise, the blog Bull City Summer chronicled all 72 home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Jordan G. Teicher from the Slate gives us a taste of the journey in words and photographs posted about the BCS project.  Read more here.

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New El Paso Baseball Stadium Gets a Name, Logo

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadPRESS RELEASE – Downtown El Paso’s ballpark has a name – Southwest University Park. In a highly anticipated naming ceremony held in Cleveland Square this afternoon, representatives from the El Paso Chihuahuas along with Southwest University President, Yolanda Arriola, announced the official name of the ballpark. Also present for the event were officials from the City of El Paso. Continue reading

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Smith’s Ballpark Unveiled as New Stadium Name for Bees

Salt Lake Bees LogoPRESS RELEASE – Miller Sports Properties along with Salt Lake City and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc., announced today a new multi-year partnership and naming rights agreement for the Salt Lake Bees home stadium to be known as “Smith’s Ballpark” beginning with the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Bats Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Louisville Bats Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Louisville Bats have announced their full promotions schedule for the 2014 season at Louisville Slugger Field. Highlighted promotions include four bobblehead giveaways, five cap giveaways, Star Wars Night and additional premium dates. Continue reading

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Final Year at Greer Commemorative Giveaways Highlight Sounds 2014 Promo Schedule

Nashville Sounds LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds are excited to announce the 2014 promotional calendar, which includes 22 fireworks extravaganzas and several giveaways commemorating the team’s final year at Greer Stadium. The calendar also includes 11 Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean, six Trevecca Nazarene University FAITH NIGHTS® concerts, the return of the Famous Continue reading

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Huge Videoboard Installed, as BB&T Ballpark Prepares for Inaugural Home Opener

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoAs construction nears completion on the new home for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), contractors used a huge crane on Friday to lift panels into place for the facility’s main 30 feet by 82 feet videoboard.  Read more and watch video here.  Meanwhile, the Knights have released their promo schedule and celebrity appearances, entertainment acts, and tribute nights for the 2014 season.

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How Sports Turf Saved a Life

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Glenn Gray

For 28-year old Craig Sampsell, working in the sports turf industry has been his passion as long as he can remember. From youth sports to the professional ranks, he has manicured athletic fields of all shapes and sizes. But the path has been anything but straight-and-narrow. Continue reading

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Mud Hens Top 10 Promos Include Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Celebration & Jerseys

Toledo Mudhens LogoPRESS RELEASE – Winter’s been brutal this year and warm weather has never sounded so good. We’re celebrating summer with the most action-packed, fun-filled promo schedule in history! We’ve put together more family-friendly theme nights, must-have giveaways, and super special appearances than ever before. Check out the whole promo schedule or read on for our top picks for 2014. Continue reading

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Isotopes Announce Addition of Massive New Videoboard

Albuquerque Isotopes LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today the addition of a new high-definition LED videoboard which will be installed at Isotopes Park in time for Opening Night on April 11. Continue reading

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Express Announces 2014 Promo and Events Calendar, Celebrate 15th Season

Round Rock Express New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Round Rock Express released its 2014 promotional and events schedule Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by the return of Bud Light Friday Fireworks and Alumni Weekend, which culminates with Jackie Moore‘s induction into the newly formed Express Hall of Fame. Also included on the schedule are multiple giveaways including a Nolan Ryan bobblehead and Continue reading

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Buffalo (NY)-Based Sahlen’s Named Official Hot Dog Provider of Knights

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Hungry fans interested in satisfying their appetites at BB&T Ballpark will be able to do so all season long as the Charlotte Knights revealed Sahlen’s as the team’s official Hot Dog provider at a press conference held at Romare Bearden Park earlier today. Bimbo Bakeries, a local Charlotte manufacturer and distributer of baked goods, provided Ball Park buns for today’s media event. The Continue reading

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Paw Sox Name New Radio Broadcaster

Pawtucket Red Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Josh Maurer as a new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Josh will join Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play voice, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on 920 WHJJ and the 12-station PawSox Radio Network. Maurer was chosen among more than 100 nationwide applicants to, in Continue reading

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Unimum VP Offers Vision for Downtown Paw Sox Ballpark

Pawtucket Red Sox LogoThis really isn’t news, as it’s just an opinion piece, but Richard Benck, vice president of investment and risk managment for Unimin Corp. in New Canaan (CT), has made a wishful pitch for a new Fenway-like ballpark for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) in downtown Providence (RI).  The team plays at McCoy Stadium, built in 1942.  Read more hereView 195 Redevelopment page here.

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Bisons Announce Installation of New Sound System, LED Message Boards

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Buffalo Bisons today announced the installation of two exciting new features to Coca-Cola Field that will greatly enhance the fan experience at Coca-Cola Field; a 120- Speaker Distributed Sound System and a pair of 50-foot Full-Video LED Message Boards on the ballpark’s club-level façade. Both are a direct result of a strong public-private partnership that exists between Continue reading

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Smell The Change: IronPigs Unveil New Alternative Logos, Unis

IronPigs LogoIt’s #SmellTheChange for the The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), as they unveiled new alternative logos and uniforms today.  Yes, that’s bacon on a cap and bacon piping on the corresponding alternative pants.  Thanks to Chris Rosenberg for the heads up.  Read more hereGo to SmellTheChange.com here.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs New Uniforms

Lehigh Valley IronPigs New Uniforms

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Grizzlies Have New Radio Home

Fresno Grizzlies LogoFirst the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) dump Artie Decker as the “Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies,” and now they strike a new radio deal.  The team as announced a three-year media agreement with One Putt Broadcasting, making KYNO 1430 AM the new flagship radio station of the club.  Read more here.

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Aces Announce 2014 Promotional Slate

Reno Aces LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Reno Aces have released their 2014 promotional calendar, with special giveaways, discount offers or theme nights covering each of the club’s 72 games at Aces Ballpark this season. Continue reading

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Developer Eyeing Major Project Next to New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoA devleoper is exploring building of a 26-story high-rise apartment building at an uptown Charlotte site next to BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), that would include some retail space and would be built atop three stories of underground parking.  Read more here.

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