The sale of the Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League) is nearly complete, and the broker in the deal said the owner-to-be is interested in seeing the minor league baseball team thrive in Erie. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes unveiled their highly anticipated 2015 promotional schedule today. The upcoming season is packed with 13 Fireworks shows and 22 giveaways including replica jerseys, hats, beer steins, mini bats and much more. Continue reading
Mayor Karl Dean and the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) announced Friday a parking plan for fans attending games during the 2015 season at First Tennessee Park. According to the press release, fans are “strongly encouraged” to park at the Metro Courthouse Garage and then take a free shuttle to the ballpark. Read more and watch news report here.
The Single-A Brevard County Manatees (Florida State League) are exploring a potential move from Viera into a future downtown Melbourne baseball stadium at the old SunTrust Bank site on New Haven Avenue. The Manatees currently play their home games at Space Coast Stadium. Read more and view aerial map here.
FEMA will withhold all hazard mitigation grants and assistance to the state of Indiana over the city of Kokomo’s continued construction of a contested baseball stadium, the agency informed state officials Wednesday. The summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) are expected to begin play in the new ballpark this season. Read more watch news report here.
On Friday, Mike Veeck and other officials from the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) took a couple of hours out of a sunny winter day to tour the $63 million Lowertown ballpark that will be the site of 50 Saints games every summer, as well as 100 other events each year. Read more here. View photo gallery here. You’ve got to love the “Creation of Man”-based mural.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars, with the help of their fans and social media followers, have announced the name for the organization’s specialty Cougars craft beer. “Raging Cougar Ale”, created by Warrenville-based Two Brothers Brewing Company, was the consensus name as chosen by fans in a beer-naming campaign through the Cougars’ social media channels. Continue reading