Freier Talks New Chattanooga Ballpark

A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill.  Read more here.

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Trenton Thunder to Host River Fest, Pork Roll Eating Championship

PRESS RELEASE – The team’s annual postseason event featuring the Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship and two-time champion Joey Chestnut will be part of the competitive eating field to defend his title as Pork Roll Eating Champion of the world. Last year, Chestnut defended his title by eating 43 pork roll sandwiches in ten minutes. Continue reading

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Spinners Taking ‘Bark in the Park’ to Next Level

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) on Sunday will not only let dogs into LeLacheur Park for “Bark in the Park” night, but the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a unique 20-card set of Doggy Baseball Cards featuring local pooches.  Read more and see example here from MiLB reporter Benjamin Hill.

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Ballpark Comic Con Returns to Somerset

PRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots will host their Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, June 24th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation and the organization’s partner, The Palace at Somerset Park. The event will begin at 5:30 pm and last throughout the game. Continue reading

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Wichita Will Move Forward with Ballpark Plans

Despite the news yesterday that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will be relocating to Amarillo (TX), Wichita (KS) will move ahead with the design process for a new baseball stadium that will replace Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Another step will be to attract a baseball team with a major league affiliation, a requirement of the STAR bond district.  Read more here.

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High Point (NC) Chooses Ballpark Builder

The City of High Point (NC) has picked Samet Corporation to lead the design build team for the new multi-use stadium downtown for an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise.  The company also built BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem and First National Bank Field in Greensboro.  Read more here.

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P-Nats Get Their Wish, No Ballpark Referendum

The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) inched closer to a new baseball stadium, as Prince William’s (VA) board of county supervisors decided against a referendum that would’ve allowed voters to decide whether to use $35 million in bond money to help build a new stadium for the franchise.  Read more here.

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