The 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.
Category Archives: Lease & Contracts
Despite 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.
PRESS 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
Federal 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
PRESS 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
At 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.