PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today revealed an expanded roster of 72 teams set to participate in its “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” a season-long event series in 2019. The cornerstone of MiLB’s U.S. Hispanic/Latino fan engagement initiative, “Copa de la Diversión” established an innovative new platform authentically connecting MiLB teams with their diverse communities, embracing the culture and values that resonate most with Hispanics/Latinos nationwide.
Minor League Baseball’s ‘Copa de la Diversión’ Hispanic Fan Engagement Initiative Expands to 72 Teams for 2019
As well as the Oakland A’s are playing, one look at their anemic attendance at the Coliseum will tell you why the team is looking to move to Howard Terminal. Read more here.
Campbell’s Field, former home of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) is expected to face the wrecking ball after 17 years. The 6,700-seat park cost $35 million to build. Camden County Improvement Authority is looking for bids on the demolition. Read more here.
Construction on the new ballpark in Summerlin (NV) for the soon-to-be-renamed Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) is progressing nicely. Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com has posted six construction photos on his Facebook page. Click on graphic or link below to view photos:
A study commissioned by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has determined that SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, and The Battery Atlanta are driving an average, total, net fiscal impact of approximately $18.9 million annually for Cobb County. Read more here.
Billie Jean King has gone back to her roots in becoming part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group. The tennis great first became enamored with the team when it arrived from Brooklyn in 1958. Read more here. In other Dodgers news, the La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers festival Saturday will celebrate the contribution of Latino players and fans to baseball through live music, giveaways and family friendly activities. Read more here.