Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

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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Bridgeport Mayor Issues Ballpark RFP

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoBridgeport (CT) Mayor Joe Ganim is apparently playing hardball with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) over the city’s baseball stadium.  On Wednesday, the city called for proposals “for professional sports team operator or an outdoor entertainment venue” for the ballpark.  Read more here.

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FBI Investigating Hartford Ballpark Project

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe FBI is launching an investigation into the Dunkin Donuts Park project, and it appears the city of Hartford’s information-sharing spurred the action.  Read more here.

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