Sounds Open New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New Color Pick LogoThe Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) opened their new Sulphur Dell ballpark in front of a capacity crowd of 10,459. Read more and view news report here.  View photo gallery of First Tennessee Park’s inaugural home opener here.

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Tonight is Beard Had Night in Seattle

Mariners LogoFriday is the third annual Beard Hat Night at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners.  The first 20,000 fans who arrive for the Seattle Mariners’ 7:10 p.m. matchup with the Texas Rangers will receive this year’s fashionable ski cap/faux facial hair head/facegear.  Read more here.

Seattle Mariners Beard Cap

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Four Development Proposals for Atlantic City’s Bader Field

Atlantic City SurfAtlantic City opened four proposals this week for Bader Field’s redevelopment.  The pitches range from returning an airport to the peninsula for business aviation and aviation entertainment, to various proposals to make the area a mixed-use sports destination.  Read more and view concept renderings here.  Hopefully, this is good news for The Sandcastle.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Public Grand Opening Today for New Nashville Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New Color Pick LogoThe public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the grand opening of First Tennessee Park, the new home of the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

Nashville Sounds First Tennessee Park

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Development Coming to Land Surrounding Arvest Ballpark

Northwest Arkansas Naturals LogoThe land surrounding Arvest Ballpark, home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A, Texas League), has remained mostly undeveloped since the opening of the stadium in 2008, but Springdale (AR) Mayor Doug Sprouse says this will soon change.  Read more here.

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Newly Branded Wine for Phillies Fans

Philadelphia Phillies LogoChaddsford Winery, located in Delaware County, unveiled a newly branded blend called “Phillies Wine.”  It is available at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and at select retailers in the tri-state area.  A “Phillies Wine Weekend” is scheduled for April 18th and 19th at the winery.  Read more and watch news report here.

Philadelphia Phillies Wine Weekend

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Salem Red Sox Sign 10-Year Lease Extension

Salem Red Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox, the Advanced Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and the City of Salem, Virginia announced today that they have executed a ten-year extension of the lease of Lewis-Gale Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The club’s four-year lease expired at the conclusion of the 2014 Carolina League season. Continue reading

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