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Price Cutter Stadium Purchased, Hope for Baseball Returns

PCSBusinessmen Joel Benenson, of New York City, and Jeff Williams, of Tuttle (OK), have purchased OMS, LLC and Price Cutter Stadium from Chicago businessman Horn Chen.  Just about four hours later, the Ozark (MO) Board of Aldermen entered into an agreement with the company that will bring baseball back to town in March 2016.  Read more here.

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USSSA Space Coast Stadium Deal Approved: 5 Things You Should Know About It

Brevard County ManateesBrevard County (FL) commissioners last week approved a lease agreement with the U.S. Specialty Sports Association, under which the USSSA will move its headquarters from Kissimmee to Space Coast Stadium in Viera, the current home of the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more here.

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Kinston Approves Lease for Carolina League Team

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010The Kinston (NC) city council voted Monday to approve a lease for a potential baseball team at Grainger Stadium.  The deal is expected to be with a Single-A, Carolina League team and include $1.6 million in improvements and enhancements to the facility.  Read more here.  Read background story here.


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Modified Ballpark Proposal On Deck in Spotsylvania County

Hagerstown Suns LogoA committee formed to hash out the baseball stadium proposal in Spotsylvania County (VA) will tonight consider a counteroffer drafted by the county’s outside counsel that maintains the same $25 million/$8 million funding split but seeks higher rent payments, a revenue-sharing agreement and other concessions from the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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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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