Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

Former Ballpark Developer, City Headed Toward Dispute Mediation

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the city of Hartford may come together to resolve their dispute via mediation as work at the $71 million, publicly financed stadium has resumed under a different firm.  Read more here.

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Pecos League to Amarillo Decision Delayed, Dunn Told to Hold Off Selling Tickets

amarillo-lone-stars-capThe Potter County (TX) Commissioners Court agreed Monday to put a two-week hold on their decision to allow the Pecos League to be a 2017 summer tenant in Potter County Memorial Stadium.  League commissioner Andrew Dunn had jumped out ahead of the process by announcing the team after agreeing to a sublease to use the ballpark and was asked to hold off on selling tickets for now.  Read more here.  Read background here.

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Despite Announcement, Amarillo Lone Stars’ Ballpark Deal Not Finalized

amarillo-lone-stars-capIn typical Pecos League fashion, the circuit announces a new team, unveils branding and uniforms, but doesn’t quit have an approved ballpark lease in place.  This is the case in Amarillo (TX) with the Amarillo Lone Stars.  Read more here.

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Insurance Company Officially Takes Over Construction of Hartford Baseball Stadium Project

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe City of Hartford (CT) has officially signed a deal with Arch Insurance for it to take over construction and management of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the future home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here

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Cleburne Railroaders Join American Association, Unveil Mascot

Cleburne Railroaders Primary LogoPRESS 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

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Aberdeen Officials, Ripken Baseball Discuss Lease

Aberdeen IronBirds New Logo 2With negotiations under way for a new lease on city-owned Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), Aberdeen (MD) city officials concede they aren’t sure what role the city government should play in the stadium’s management going forward.  The negotiations on the stadium lease are taking place against the backdrop of Ripken baseball owners Cal Ripken Jr. and Billy Ripken looking for a partner to buy a majority ownership in the team.  Read more here.

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Centerplan Files Motion to Stop Ballpark Construction Restart

Hartford Yard Goats LogoCenterplan Construction, the original general contractor and developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford (CT), is looking to put the brakes on future construction at the stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.

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