Introducing the Links at Coca-Cola Field

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The home of the Buffalo Bisons will soon provide a test for golfers from Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Bisons announced today that they will transform the ballpark into The Links at Coca-Cola Field for three days only, Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18. Tee times can be booked from 6pm-10pm each day. Continue reading

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Paints Announce Beer Festival

Chillicothe Paints LogoPRESS RELEASE -The Chillicothe Paints are excited to announce a new event at VA Memorial Stadium. The Chillicothe Paints Craft Beer Festival will take place at the ballpark Saturday, October 15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Modern Woodmen Park (Davenport, IA)

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryBrian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited Modern Woodmen Park, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Single-A, Midwest League).  View photos and review here.

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2017 World Baseball Classic Championship Coming to Dodger Stadium

World Baseball Classic LogoDodgers LogoThe premier event in international baseball is coming to Los Angeles (CA) next year.  Dodger Stadium will host the championship round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.  Read more here.

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Kinston Welcomes Back Baseball

Carolina League LogoTexas Rangers LogoGovernor Pat McCrory was part of the celebration in Kinston (NC) as the city formally recognized the return of baseball there for the first time since the end 2011.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Eastern League Prez Issues Hartford Ultimatum

Hartford Yard Goats Logo Eastern League President Joe McEachern on Thursday raised the possibility that the league will move its team from Hartford (CT)  if Dunkin’ Donuts Park is not ready for the 2017 season.  Read more here.  Now, we have no doubt that affiliated minor league ball will be in Hartford (CT), even if it takes five years to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park, but we get the need to drive the screws.

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New Ballpark for Waco Area, More SWL Cities to Be Announced

Ventura Sports Group LogoThe Southwest League of Professional Baseball (SWL) led by Mark Schuster held a press conference Tuesday at the Waco Chamber to formally introduce plans to bring an independent minor league team to the area, housed in a yet-to-be-constructed ballpark in Bellmead (TX).  Read more and view ballpark renderings here.

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