Category Archives: Market & Location

Pondering Triple-A Ball in Hartford

The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are, for the moment, free agents. And here sits Hartford (CT) with a gleaming new downtown stadium.  Read more here.

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A Wooden MLB Ballpark for Portland?

Lynn Lashbrook, founder and president of Sports Management Worldwide, has relentlessly pushed for more than 20 years the idea of bringing Major League Baseball to Portland (OR).  Now he has a new, game-changing idea — the construction of a wooden stadium.  Read more here.

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SWL’s Launch, Waco Team Delayed Until 2019

Officials for the Southwest League of Professional Baseball insist that professional baseball is still coming to the Waco (TX) area, but they’ve essentially stepped out of the batter’s box to call a timeout.  Read more here.

 

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Mobile BayBears Heading to Location Near Huntsville?

An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), with the hope of relocating the franchise to Madison County (AL).  Read more and watch news report here.

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When North Carolina Struck Out with MLB Two Decades Ago

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred caused a stir among North Carolina sports fans this week, when he said Charlotte would be in the top three cities considered for a future league expansion.  Read more here.

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Next Stop for P-Nats

Now that a ballpark deal for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) in Prince William County (VA) is apparently dead, where will the team go?  Owner Art Silber says he wants to keep the team in Northern Virginia. Loudoun County supervisor Ron Meyer reportedly said the team is more than welcome there.  Spotsylvania County is a possibility.  Arlington County is out, but Alexandria is a potential option.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Coming to Hudson, Community Asked to Name the Team

A Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) baseball franchise is coming to Hudson (WI) next year needs a name, and it wants the Hudson community to help.  The St. Croix team’s home will be at the new stadium being built as part of the redevelopment of the old St. Croix Meadows Dog Track on Carmichael Road.  Read more and view renderings here.

The view from the stadium suites is shown in a rendering. The stadium is the first piece of the development on Carmichael Road that will feature business offices, condos, a hotel and more.

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