Talking Ballpark Improvements at LumberKings’ Hot Stove

Fans and staff alike gathered at the 2018 Hot Stove Banquet at Eagle Point Lodge to talk about the upcoming Clinton LumberKings (Single-A, Midwest League) season, and one of the big topics of discussion was the upcoming changes to Ashford University Stadium.  Read more here.

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Ripken Stadium Mangement Deal Bad for the City?

Shortly after he arrived from Alaska in the summer of 2016 to take over day-to-day management of the Aberdeen (MD) city government, Randy Robertson remarked that he did not realize part of his new job included managing a municipal stadium.  Read more here.

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Miracle’s Festival of Beers Returning Jan. 27

The Fort Myers Miracle (Single-A, Florida State League) and Hammond Stadium will host the 14th annual Ballpark Festival of Beer from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.  Read more here.

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Solar Power for Petco Park, No ‘Baby Poop’ Brown and Yellow Unis for Padres

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, will soon have a 336,520-watt solar power system.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, fans hoping the Padres will bring back brown uniforms on a full-time basis will have to keep hoping.  Read more here.

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Parkview Field Ranks No. 1 Fan Experience Again

Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Single-A, Midwest League), is featured on the cover of the January issue of Stadium Journey for being ranked the number one ballpark experience in minor league baseball for the fourth consecutive year.  Read more here and here.

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Brockton Rox Announce Rick Derringer Concert

The Brockton Rox (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) have announced that the Shaw’s Center, adjacent to Campanelli Stadium, will host Rick Derringer on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  Derringer will play hits from his storied career, including “Hang On Sloopy,” “Frankenstein,” “Rock and Roll Hoochi Koo,” “Free Ride,” “Still Alive and Well,” “Real American” and many more.

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Prospect League to Provide HD Video Streaming of All Games

PRESS RELEASE – The Prospect League has entered into a multi-year partnership with Stretch Internet to provide high definition video streams of all games beginning with the 2018 season, which begins May 30.

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