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Braves Will Offer Free Gloves at New SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoHeaded to the ball park but forgot your glove? Don’t worry, the Atlanta Braves will have you covered in their new ballpark opening in 2017.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Seeks Two Design Concepts for New Ballpark

Carolina League LogoFollowing a 45-minute closed session Tuesday afternoon by the Fayetteville’s (NC) baseball committee, officials announced they have asked a consultant, HKS Sports Entertainment, to draft two concepts and report back.  Read more here.

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Texas Live! Groundbreaking Set for November

Texas Rangers LogoThe decades-long hope for development next to the Texas Rangers ballpark is expected to finally happen by Opening Day 2018.  The Rangers announced Tuesday that groundbreaking on Texas Live! is set to begin in November.  Read more here.

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Mini Golf at Lugnuts Ballpark

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe field at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League), has been transformed into a unique 18-hole mini golf course ahead of renovations to the field.  Read more here.

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Mandan (ND) Ballpark Getting Upgrades

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkA $2.5 million renovation project pitched for the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in Mandan (ND) across the Missouri River from Bismarck (ND), garnered a commitment of at least $500,000 from the Mandan Park Board on Monday.  Read more here.  With a population of 20,000, could Mandan become a cross-river rival for the new Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) franchise coming to Bismarck next season?  The far-flung circuit does have a huge footprint gap to fill.

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United Shore League Wraps Up Inaugural Season, Adds Fourth Team for 2017 with More Changes Coming

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueThe Utica Unicorns’ 5-0 victory Sunday over the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in front of 3,851 fans at Jimmy John’s Field in the inaugural championship game of the United Shore Professional Baseball League marked the successful conclusion of the first phase of Andy Appleby‘s plan to launch his own developmental baseball empire.  Read more here.

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Lease Extension, More Development on Deck in Bricktown

Oklahoma City Dodgers LogoA deal pending approval by the Oklahoma City Council could result in yet another mixed-use development in Bricktown as part of an early lease extension with the Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.  Read more here.

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