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