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Freier Talks New Chattanooga Ballpark

A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill.  Read more here.

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Wichita Will Move Forward with Ballpark Plans

Despite the news yesterday that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will be relocating to Amarillo (TX), Wichita (KS) will move ahead with the design process for a new baseball stadium that will replace Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Another step will be to attract a baseball team with a major league affiliation, a requirement of the STAR bond district.  Read more here.

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Musical Ballparks: Elmore Will Move Three MiLB Teams

In not so surprising, news, the Minor League Baseball landscape will look a little different in 2019 after an ownership group announced plans to relocate three teams on Wednesday.  Read more here.  With Amarillo (TX) locking down the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), the next questions is, what happens to Wichita (KS)?  Read background story here.

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Clarksville (TN) Targeted for MiLB Franchise

Clarksville (TN) Mayor Kim McMillan has included $6.5 million in her 2017-18 budget to purchase land near Interstate 24, Exit 8, and continue design work on the multi-sport Athletic Complex. Matt Perry, National Sports Services president, has expressed interest in bringing an affiliated baseball franchise to town.  Read more here.  Thanks to John DeLeonard for the news.

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UPDATE: Latest News on Possible NWL Team Coming to Abandoned Hudson Dog Track

The long-vacant Hudson (WI) dog track could soon be renovated into a baseball field surrounded by an office complex, housing developments and a new beer hall.  Read more and view renderings/documents here.  Thanks to Jim Weidner for the heads up.

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Hopes Fade for Proposed Parkersburg Ballpark

The words “play ball” won’t be heard any time soon-at least not on Fort Boreman Hill.  At least that’s the point officials are making about the proposed baseball team and multi-purpose ballpark in Parkersburg (WV).  Read more here.

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The Laredo Lemurs Saga Unfolds

The Laredo (TX) City Council voted this week to send a letter to all parties involved with the Laredo Lemurs (Independent Professional, American Association) to vacate the premises of  Uni-Trade Stadium and pursue proposals for buyers or leasers for the stadium.  Read more here.

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