The 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.
Oakland A’s co-owner John Fisher will reportedly tour Howard Terminal with local officials on Thursday for a deeper look at whether the waterfront property could be transformed into a ballpark. Read more here.
U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, will be called Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1. A 13-year deal gives the mortgage lender the naming rights for the team’s ballpark. Read more here.
Minor League Baseball has launched its annual Mascot Mania competition. Learn more and begin voting here.
PRESS RELEASE – Traditionally, the state of Florida’s 29 electoral votes are coveted amongst presidential candidates, but on Thursday, August 25, Hammond Stadium will be the third stop of BOBBLECTION 2016 presented by Jelly Beadz, WJBX News, Talk & More and Beasley Media. Continue reading
Phase 2 of the Coca-Cola Field Seating Project represents the installation of nearly 2,900 new, wider seats in the lower half of Sections 115, 117 and 119 on the 3B side of the ballpark and Sections 116, 118, 120 and 122 on the 1B side. For the 2017, Coca-Cola Field will now have a new overall capacity of 16,907 for Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) home games. Read more here.