Orem to Pueblo Announcement at 11:00 A.M. CDT Today

The owner of the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) Jeff Katofsky, will be in Pueblo (CO) Wednesday to present his intentions to relocate his team to the city.  The announcement is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CDT.  Read more here.  Stayed tuned for more details.

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Entertainment District Next to TD Ameritrade Park One Step Closer to Reality

An entertainment district right next to TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, is one step closer from happening.  The Omaha (NE) city council approved an agreement with MECA establishing development guidelines, which will regulate just how the city moves ahead with the project at Lot B downtown.  Read more here.

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Orem Owlz Relocating to Pueblo

A well-placed source confirms that the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) are relocating to Pueblo (CO).  A formal announcement is scheduled for Wednesday.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Historic Negro Leagues Ballpark Gets First Sponsor to Fund Help Renovation

The renovation of Hamtramck Stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor.  Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Will Include Senior Memory Care Housing

Apartments for older people at Franklin’s future Ballpark Commons mixed-use project will include memory care housing, according to newly released plans. The development’s senior housing will feature a three-story building on 6 acres.  Read more here about Ballpark Commons project.

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Boise State Ramping Up Ballpark Project (with Blue Turf?), Return of Baseball

Gary Van Tol, Boise State’s baseball coach, would love to see blue turf at the new baseball stadium.  He’s even looking at dirt that has an orange tint to really drive home the university’s signature branding.  Plans are being drawn up for the facility and the first players will be arriving on campus this fall.  Read more here.

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A Look at the Ballpark Project in Hudson (WI)

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