Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

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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Still No Team for Campbell’s Field, Surrounding Redevelopment Could Challenge Its Future

Campbell’s Field, once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of Camden (NJ), continues to sit empty after the departure of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), but redevelopment projects worth hundreds of millions are rising up around it.  Read more and view photos here.

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Bridgeport Throws Out Ballpark Use Bids, Will Start Over

Due to a technicality, the city of Bridgeport (CT) is tossing out three competing bids it received last week to operate the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and initiating a do-over.  On Twitter, Jamie Toole, former general manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), had a few choice words for the city.  Read more here.

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HiToms Extend Ballpark Lease

PRESS RELEASE – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms have agreed in principle with the city of Thomasville to remain at Historic Finch Field. Continue reading

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Three Separate Groups Submit Proposals to Use Bridgeport Ballpark

In response to an RFP issued, three different business entities on Wednesday submitted competing proposals for the two-decade-old Ballpark at Harbor Yard, including current tenant the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), a developer and concert promoter, and a soccer entity.  Read more here.  Thank to John Cerone for the link.

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University of Arizona Takes Over Management of Hi Corbett Field

A deal between the University of Arizona and the city of Tucson (AZ) will keep Hi Corbett Field open for another generation of baseball fans.  Under the 25-year agreement, the UA will take over the day-to-day management of the former spring training facility.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Council Approves Two Deals to Advance New Downtown Ballpark

The Fayetteville (NC) City Council gave final approval Monday night to two complicated deals that officials say will allow construction of a downtown baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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