Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

Edmonton Prospects Propose $3 Million in Upgrades, 25-Year Lease

The Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Canadian Baseball League) are looking to submit a proposal to the City of Edmonton (AB) over the next two weeks outlining around $3 million in upgrades to Remax Field, in exchange for a 25-year lease.  Read more here.

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NFL’s Raiders to Share Field with MLB’s Giants

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly chosen to go from sharing O.Co Coliseum stadium next season with Oakland A’s to sharing Oracle Park with San Francisco Giants. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season.

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Editorial: Gastonia Wise to Explore Options for New Stadium’s Primary Baseball Tenant

The question now facing Gastonia (NC) city leaders as they move toward building a new multi-use stadium to serve as the anchor of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District, is whether the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will be one of the primary tenants of the new facility or if a different baseball franchise will play that role.  Read more here.

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Ripken Ballpark Saga Continues, City Files Countersuit

How to move forward with Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), is the biggest challenge the Aberdeen (MD) City Council faced in 2018,  according to Mayor Patrick McGrady.  He couldn’t say more, because of pending litigation.  That litigation includes a countersuit filed by the city to the breach of contract suit filed last year in Harford County Circuit Court by Tufton Professional Baseball.  Read more here.

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Smith-Wills Stadium Getting New Operator?

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson (MS).  Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium — Kusche Sports Group.  Read more here.

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Sea Dogs, Red Sox Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs and Boston Red Sox today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. With the extension, the Red Sox will continue to have a Double-A Eastern League affiliate in Portland through 2022, the longest permitted term under the current Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA).

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Angels, City Will Buy Negotiating Time with One-Year Lease Extension

The Los Angeles Angels and the city of Anaheim (CA) are expected to agree to a one-year extension of the team’s lease at Angel Stadium, which would keep the team in Anaheim through the 2020 season.  Read more here.

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