Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

Only One Suitor for New Amarillo Ballpark

Amarillo ThunderHeads Hi-ResThe city of Amarillo (TX) on May 8 issued a request for qualifications to operate the proposed downtown event/baseball stadium and extended the deadline to respond by one week to encourage the widest swath of potential suitors, but the lone responder was still Amarillo Baseball Club LLC — the operator of the Amarillo Thunderheads (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.

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June Crickets at Price Cutter Field

Ozarks Pro BaseballDespite the chest-puffing, confident claims made by “Art Wilkinson” in the comments section of this posting, there is still no word from Ozarks Pro Baseball or the Heartland of America Baseball League about setting up shop at Price Cutter Field in Ozark (MO) with a 10-team, no-travel circuit beginning this season.  Read more here.  Watch news report challenging Art’s claim of league ownership of the stadium here.


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Columbia Professional Baseball Announces Affiliation with New York Mets

Columbia Professional BaseballNew York Mets LogoPRESS RELEASE – Hardball Capital, the New York Mets and the City of Columbia today announced that Columbia’s new Minor League Baseball team will be the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. The Mets affiliate currently plays in Savannah, GA. While located in Savannah, the team has won ten South Atlantic Continue reading

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Lawsuit Over Sale of B-Mets Allowed to Proceed, But Owners Can Look to Other Buyers

Binghampton Mets LogoFederal District Court Judge David Hurd issued a ruling Thursday, telling the owners of the Binghamton Mets (Double-A, Eastern League) that there is sufficient cause to allow Main Street Baseball, which claims it has a contract to purchase the club, to proceed with the breach of contract suit.  However, the judge rejected a request by Main Street to stop team owners from negotiating Continue reading

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Agreement in Reno Over Taxes (UPDATED)

Reno Aces LogoThe developers of Aces Ballpark, home of the Reno Aces (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), have reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the Washoe County (NV) Commission to pay their back taxes on the stadium.  Read more here.  UPDATE:  More details here.

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Salem Red Sox Sign 10-Year Lease Extension

Salem Red Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox, the Advanced Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and the City of Salem, Virginia announced today that they have executed a ten-year extension of the lease of Lewis-Gale Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The club’s four-year lease expired at the conclusion of the 2014 Carolina League season. Continue reading

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Pump Jacks Relocate to Tyler

East Texas Pump Jacks Donk LogoAt a press conference Monday, the owners of the East Texas Pump Jacks (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League) announced the team’s relocation from historic Driller Park in Kilgore (TX) to Irwin Field on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler.  Read more here.  The Pump Jacks will begin play in their new home on June 4 against the Acadiana Cane Cutters.

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