Redbirds to Celebrate the 60s June 2, Unveil Special Jerseys

PRESS RELEASE – Friday, June 2 will be a “groovy” night at AutoZone Park as we throw it back to the 1960s! Fans can purchase a $17 Field Box or $20 Dugout specialty ticket that includes an actual record sleeve styled with Redbirds history like the iconic Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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MiLB Reporter Benjamin Hill’s Ballpark Adventures Featured in 15 TOPPS Cards

PRESS RELEASE – The Topps Company and MiLB.com, the official site of Minor League Baseball, announced today the release of a first-of-its-kind “Ben’s Biz” insert set highlighting the adventurous travels of MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill. The 15-card set is part of the Topps® 2017 Pro Debut set, also released today. Continue reading

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North Augusta, GreenJackets Break Ground on New Ballpark (Already Under Construction)

The City of North Augusta (SC) and the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) officially broke ground yesterday on the baseball stadium at Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry, the official name for the site formerly known as Project Jackson.  Read more and watch video here.

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Ballpark Design Changes Brings Fayetteville’s Project Back on Budget

A set of proposed design changes to Fayetteville’s baseball stadium has brought the $33 million project back on budget, officials said Thursday.  The city’s Baseball Committee reviewed the changes with members of the architect, Populous, and the construction manager, Barton Malow Co. of Charlotte.  Read more here.

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New Jersey Jackals Get New Owner and GM, Over $1M in Capital Improvements Planned

PRESS RELEASE – The New Jersey Jackals Professional Baseball Team today announced the team has been acquired by University Sports and Entertainment, LLC. Continue reading

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North Augusta Ballpark Groundbreaking Today

North Augusta (SC) is celebrating a construction milestone that has ‘take me out to the ballgame’ written all over it, and the public is invited.  The groundbreaking for the Augusta GreenJackets’ (Single-A, South Atlantic League) new baseball stadium is Thursday at 12pm (Eastern).  Read more here.  View press release here.

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Hartford Racks Up Legal Bills, On-Hold ‘DoNo’ Development Driving Up Costs

Since 2016, the city of Hartford (CT) has paid attorneys more than $370,000 to handle lawsuits associated with the construction of Dunkin Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Meanwhile the “DoNo” development that was expected to help pay down the bond interest remains on hold until the legal issues are resolved.  Read more and watch news report here.

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