Auburn (NY) is looking for a buyer for the Auburn Doubledays (Single-A, New York-Penn League), the city-owned minor league baseball team that is valued at about $6 million, the city’s corporation counsel said last week. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have yet to reveal where they would like to build a new ballpark, but that has not deterred Oldsmar (FL) Mayor Doug Bevis from pitching the north Pinellas city of just 14,000 people as the best location for a new multi-million dollar stadium. Read more here
Major League Baseball is spending big on diamonds, academies and talent search, as the Chinese government sees baseball becoming a $7.4 billion industry. Read more here. View official website of the Chinese Baseball Association.
In a lengthy phone conversation with Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton, he confirmed that that the league has had conversations about a return to “one or both” of the Atlantic City and Camden markets, but not for the 2017 season. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
The Fayetteville (NC) City Council on Monday night asked questions about the preliminary designs and the site for the new downtown ballpark, and agreed by consensus to support Option B — the Hay Street entrance concept. The main gate would be across from City Hall, where visitors would walk along a broad plaza between the Prince Charles Hotel, which would be renovated into apartments and a planned new hotel. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Cleburne Railroaders baseball organization took another step in its return to the diamond by officially joining the American Association of Independent Baseball on Thursday at the league owners’ meetings. Continue reading