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Worcester Looks to Expand Property for Potential PawSox Ballpark

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is exploring the expansion of the boundaries of vacant redevelopment property that could serve as a location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League), should negotiations with the team proceed.  Read more here.

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Wichita in Discussions with Affiliated Team, Mayor Hopes to Announce After Winter Meetings

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced on Thursday that the city is in discussions to bring an affiliated minor league baseball team to Wichita (KS).  The Mayor says he believes they’ll be able to announce a new affiliated baseball team in Wichita after the Baseball Winter Meetings.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Meeting Today in Wichita

A local news station talked with the president of the Wichita Sports Commission, Bob Hanson, and he said it’s time for a new stadium in town, and it will require an affiliated team willing to relocate.  The local media is expected to chat with Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell about the project at a Chamber of Commerce Meeting later today.  The mayor stated back in November that he could have good news to report on December 7.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Start-Up Southwest League Seeking Non-Binding Agreement with Joplin

Details about bringing a professional baseball proposal to Joplin and Joe Becker Stadium will be discussed Wednesday during a work session of the Joplin City Council.  City Manager Sam Anselm said organizers of the startup Southwest League of Professional Baseball, based in Texas, want a nonbinding agreement that would allow them to start soliciting investors for the venture.  Read more here.

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Will Peralta’s Need for Dollars Propel A’s Ballpark Deal

The Peralta Community College District, which owns the land where the Oakland A’s want to build their new ballpark, is facing some tough financial times.  Reportedly, teachers have privately shared that they fear the school’s need for money could propel the Peralta Board of Trustees into a lease deal with the team.  Read more here.

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Muncie Exploring Building Baseball Stadium

The city of Muncie (IN) is looking into the possibility of transforming a property that used to house a Chevrolet factory into a baseball stadium.  An unnamed, third party is the perspective developer.  Read more here and here.

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Madison (AL) Takes Next Ballpark Steps to Snag BayBears

Now that BallCorps, LLC owns the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), Madison (AL) is up to bat to claim the team.  Monday, the city took its first swing at landing a the team by agreeing to spend just shy of $300,000 on an architectural firm and construction management expertise to work out some key details.  Read more and watch news report here.

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