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Governor Signs Bills to Help Advance A’s Ballpark Plans

Amid new threats the Oakland Athletics could move to Las Vegas if a lawsuit by the city of Oakland is not dropped, the state capital has signaled its support for a new ballpark in downtown Oakland. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two Oakland-centric ballpark bills last week, each sponsored by local state officials, which will streamline the regulatory process and help fund infrastructure around the proposed site.  Read more here.

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St. Croix River Hounds on Track for 2021 Inaugural Season in NWL

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League and the St. Croix River Hounds are excited to announce that the St. Croix Meadows development in Hudson, Wisconsin is under construction and the infrastructure is near completion. Continue reading

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Latest on Plan to Bring MLB Back to Montreal

Stephen Bronfman, the Baseball Montreal group, and the developer Devimco are in talks to buy a 40-acre plot of land near the Bonaventure Highway and convert it into a $2.5-billion complex of condos, commercial properties and an outdoor stadium.  Read more here.

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Can PDP Succeed in Bringing MLB to Portland?

While it may be difficult to envision it, Terminal 2 could, in a little more than three years, be completely transformed.  The Portland Diamond Project (PDP) has chosen this riverfront expanse for a 32,000-seat stadium that would be home to Portland’s first Major League Baseball team.  Read more here.

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Snappers Being Sold, New Downtown Ballpark Proposed

Quint Studer and Diane Hendricks have announced that they are buying the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) and proposing a new stadium near the Rock River behind Beloit City Hall.  Studer Entertainment & Retail currently co-owns the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here and here.  Watch news report here.

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New Western Association Announces Henderson Hoo

PRESS RELEASE – The Western Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (“WAPB”) is proud to announce that it has accepted an application for membership to place a charter franchise in Henderson, Nevada.
The franchise will be known as the Henderson Hoo, which will begin play in 2020 as part of the planned inaugural season.

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Marshall U. Secures Land for New Ballpark

Marshall University has completed the purchase of the Flint Group Pigments property in Huntington (WV) from the Huntington Municipal Development Authority.  The land will be used to construct the Thundering Herd’s new baseball stadium, which is set to open in Huntington in March 2021.  Read more here.

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