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Seemingly Positive Ballpark News for A’s

Oakland A's LogoAfter years of stagnation in Oakland, A’s representatives are engaged in what clubhouse insiders describe as “positive” discussions with Mayor Libby Schaaf on either building a new ballpark at the Coliseum site or maybe retrofitting the old one.  Read more here.  Read speculation and analysis from a fan site here.

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New Home for Squirrels Back on Track, Three Localities Join Forces

Richmond Flying SquirrelsAfter more than a year of stalemate, the three largest localities in the Richmond area have resumed discussions on potential locations for a minor-league baseball stadium, saying they hope to find a permanent home for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) by the end of the year.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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Amarillo Newspaper Expresses Support for Downtown Ballpark/MPEV Plan

Amarillo ThunderHeads Hi-ResOn the heels of a presentation Monday by Downtown Amarillo Inc. Chairman John Lutz outlining the details of a downtown development plan, the Amarillo Globe-News has come out in favor of the proposed multipurpose event center (MPEV) and takes issue with anyone referring to it as simply a ballpark.  Read more here.

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Suns Make Final Ballpark Offer

Hagerstown Suns LogoIn what he called his final offer, Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn is now proposing to pay $2 million in up-front costs but more in rent and shared revenue if Spotsylvania County (VA) will build a $30 million, 5,000-seat stadium for his minor-league baseball team.  The Board of Supervisors will likely vote on whether to accept the new proposal on Tuesday.  Read more here.

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A Missed Downtown Opportunity: Building NBT Bank Stadium

Syracuse Chiefs Secondary MarkSports columnist Bud Poliquin reflects on the summer 20 years ago when construction began on what is now called NBT Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League), which replaced old MacArthur Stadium.  It’s not a fond memory, however, as he believes it was built in the wrong place.  Read more here.  His colleague Sean Kirst shares his thoughts too.  Read more here.

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Pickles Ballpark Renovations, Logo, Unis and Mascot Coming Soon

Portland Pickles LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Portland Pickles are a work in process, and the next step calls for some major work at Walker Stadium in Lents. The Pickles are one of six baseball teams — three to be named — in the college wood-bat Great West League, which plans to begin a 60-game season on June 3, 2016. Continue reading

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Spotsylvania County Takes Next Ballpark Steps

Hagerstown Suns LogoA Spotsylvania County (VA) committee on Tuesday voted 7-2 to press ahead with a deal for a publicly financed minor league baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  The Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority — which would own the stadium — will have the final say over the proposal.  Read more here.

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