Category Archives: Conference & Events

Chiefs to Host 3rd Annual Ballpark Brewfest Sept. 23

The Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) are holding their third annual Ballpark Brewfest on Sept. 23 at NBT Bank Stadium.  View details here.  Visit Brewfest website here.

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Fenway Park to Host First-Ever Marathon Run Inside a MLB Park

When marathon runners talk about hitting the wall, they don’t usually mean the Big Green Monster at
Fenway Park. But on Friday, 50 runners will circle the outfield 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance in a race being billed as the first marathon held entirely within the confines of a major league ballpark.  Read more here and here.  Read details here from the Red Sox Foundation.

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U-18 Baseball World Cup Begins Friday in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur Stadium, home of the Thunder Bay Border Cats (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is one of the host sites of the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World Cup, which will see national teams from 12 countries compete for the title of world champion.  The tournament runs from Sept. 1-10, with games also happening at Baseball Central.  Read more here.

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Caribbean Jerk Festival at Brideport’s Harbor Yard

Food trucks and vendors, clothing tents and a stage with a band took over the baseball field at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard — the soon-to-be former home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) — on Saturday for the 11th annual Caribbean Jerk Fest.  Read more and view photo gallery here.  Watch video here.

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Rascals to Host 2018 Frontier League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals have announced that the City of O’Fallon and CarShield Field have been awarded the 2018 Frontier League All-Star Game. This will be the first time in 13 years the Rascals have hosted the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. The announcement was made by former St. Louis Cardinals’ legend Jim Edmonds at the STL Legends Game this past Saturday. Continue reading

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Record Crowd Watches Eclipse, Fireflies

A crowd of 9,629 fans – a new Spirit Communications Park record – was on hand Monday to not only view the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 99 years, but also to watch the Fireflies walk off in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

Construction on Fayetteville’s $33 million minor league baseball stadium started symbolically Monday with about two dozen key stakeholders using gold-colored shovels to dig into land between the Prince Charles Hotel and the Amtrak station on Hay Street.  Read more here.

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