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Start-Up Empire League Trying to Lock Down Watertown

Watertown Bucks LogoThe Watertown (NY) city parks and recreation superintendent has recommended that the city reach a deal with the new Empire League to revive the Watertown Bucks for the 2016 season, but city council members said Monday night they should wait and look into the new league’s stability.  Read more here and  here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Spotsylvania County Surprised by Ballpark Consultant Billing

Hagerstown Suns LogoSome Spotsylvania County (VA) officials were surprised to learn recently that the county owes $23,750 for a financial advisor’s analysis last year of a proposed taxpayer-financed baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Campbell’s Field Still Searching for Tenant

Camden Riversharks LogoCampbell’s Field and Camden County (NJ) are still searching for a tenant after the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) left the city for New Britain (CT) last October after an impasse over lease negotiations.  Read more here.

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City Has Few Options to Address Homeowners’ Ballpark Complaints

Columbia Firefies Primary LogoThe Columbia (SC) City Council has little power to force the company that will run the new $37-million baseball stadium to limit fireworks displays or restrict game days or concert dates, the city attorney told council Tuesday.  Read more here.

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City, Bombers Agree to Lease Extension

Battle Creek Bombers Secondary MarkThe Battle Creek Bombers are staying put here in Battle Creek. The Northwoods League franchise and the City of Battle Creek announced an extension on the Bombers’ current lease, which was set to expire following the 2016 season. The extension adds on another five years, meaning the Bombers will continue to call Battle Creek and C.O. Brown stadium home through at least 2021. Continue reading

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City Expected to Approve Maintenance Reimbursement, Receive 2015 Lease Payment

Gary SouthShore RailCatsThe Gary (IN) Common Council will be asked next week to approve a payment to the Gary South Shore Rail Cats (Independent Professional, American Association) baseball team to cover the costs of maintaining the city-owned U.S. Steel Yard baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Suns Staying Put (for Now)

Hagerstown Suns LogoThe Hagerstown (MD) City Council has agreed in principle to a lease extension with the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) to stay at Municipal Stadium for two more years.  The new proposal has the Suns continuing to pay the city $35,000 for rent per year, but it will now be reinvested back into the stadium for improvements.  Read more here.

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