Group Forms to Manage Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium

Two former Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League) assistant general managers are now part of a new company working on a plan to manage Hank Aaron Stadium, which is losing it’s team to a new ballpark near Huntsville (AL).  It’s called Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group, or MSEG, and the owners plans go beyond, but include, baseball. Read more here.

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The ‘Fenway Bowl’ Announced

Add another bowl game to the mix — the “Fenway Bowl” at Fenway Park.  The century-old baseball park will host a matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the American Athletic Conference (AAC), starting in 2020.  Read more here.

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Sopporo Dome to Host Rugby Work Cup Matches

The amazing Sapporo Dome on the Japanese island of Hokkaido is hosting two Rugby World Cup matches – Australia v Fiji on Saturday 21 September and England v Tonga the following day.  Read more here.

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Horseheads to Host 2020 Expedition League All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Expedition League today announced that the 2020 All-Star Spectacular, presented by Hydrotex, will be held at Mike Lansing Field in Casper, Wyoming, home of the Casper Horseheads. The Expedition League’s All-Star break is July 20-22, 2020.


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Expedition League’s Hotshots Suspend Operations

After two seasons in Aberdeen (SD), the Hub City Hotshots (Summer Collegiate, Expedition League) have suspended operations for the 2020 season.  As reported, in a letter from Expedition League President Steve Wagner, who took over operation of the Hotshots this summer, he cited neglect by former team owners Chuck and Mayra Heeman.  Read more here.  Read more background here.

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Gators Release Virtual Fly-Through of New Ballpark

The University of Florida broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium on Feb. 8, and on Thursday the program released a virtual fly-through of the new digs on Twitter.  Read more here.

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Marshall U. Secures Land for New Ballpark

Marshall University has completed the purchase of the Flint Group Pigments property in Huntington (WV) from the Huntington Municipal Development Authority.  The land will be used to construct the Thundering Herd’s new baseball stadium, which is set to open in Huntington in March 2021.  Read more here.

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