Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

City Unanimously Approves Plan to Sell Ripken Stadium

At a special meeting Monday evening, Aberdeen’s (MD) mayor and city council unanimously affirmed their intention to try and sell Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), to relieve the city of one of its financial burdens.  Read more here.

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Boise State Baseball, Soccer Won’t Share Hawks New Ballpark

Boise State University announced that it will have no involvement in a proposed Downtown Boise stadium, deciding instead to build its own stadium on or near campus.  Read more here.  Read more thoughts here.

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Hartford Seeking New Proposals for Ballpark Area Development

The city of Hartford (CT) is moving swiftly to seek new proposals for the property around Dunkin’ Donuts Park, just weeks after it fired the original developer of the ballpark from other projects in the Downtown North neighborhood.  Read more here.

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Mets to Acquire Syracuse Chiefs

The New York Mets have reached an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) and make the baseball team its top minor league affiliate.  Read more here.

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Western Builders/Hunt Construction to Build New Amarillo Ballpark

Western Builders of Amarillo (TX) will work with national contractor Hunt Construction Group to build the new $45.54 million ballpark in downtown Amarillo that will host a Double-A team starting in spring 2019.  Read more here.

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Hartford Drops Centerplan and DoNo as Ballpark Area Developers

The city of Hartford (CT) says it has filed a counterclaim against the one-time developers of the city’s minor league baseball stadium and ended an agreement with them to develop the surrounding area.  Read more here.

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Fans Gobble Up Memories During Bluefish Moving Sale

Fans of the departing Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) got a chance this past weekend to take truckloads of memories home after a massive moving sale.  Read more and watch news report here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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