Parade Stadium in Minneapolis (MN), the former home of the short-lived (1994 only) Minneapolis Millers (Independent Professional, Great Central League), is hosting the 2020 Hockey Day Minnesota — a big annual event in the State of Hockey. Learn more and view schedule here. Read about the 1994 Millers here. Follow #HDM2020 on Twitter here.
The Inaugural Armed Forces Invitational will be played at Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League), in downtown Fayetteville (NC) starting February 28 until March 1. The teams competing in the three-day tournament will be the Army Black Nights, Air Force Falcons, and Campbell Fighting Camels. Read more here.
The Babe Ruth League World Series, one of the largest youth sporting events in the country, will once again be played in Mobile (AL). The 2020 Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series will take place August 1-8 at Hank Aaron Stadium, former home of the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League). Read more here.
The Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced Thursday they’ve made a deal with entertainment company Grand Slam Presents, which will bring 13 concerts to the The Ballpark at Jackson over the next five years. Read more and watch news report here.
The NHL announced Wednesday that the Minnesota Wild will play in the 2021 Winter Classic hosted at Target Field on Jan. 1, 2021. The Wild’s opponent, as well as additional details for the Winter Classic, will be provided at a future date. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – For the second time in franchise history, the Wenatchee AppleSox will host the West Coast League All-Star Game. The AppleSox hosted the inaugural WCL All-Star Game in 2006 and will welcome the 13th mid-summer classic in WCL history to Wenatchee on July 20, 2020.
Thousands of people will be coming to little Dyersville (IA) next August to watch the first major league baseball game played at the Field of Dreams between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. One potential impact could be progress on All-Star Ballpark Heaven, a youth sports facility priced around $70 million that field owners have envisioned but have been unsuccessful in advancing for the better part of a decade. Read more here.