Category Archives: Market & Location

Ballpark Commons Franchise Officially in the AA Fold, Name-the Team Contest Coming Soon

Fans of the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin  (WI) will have an opportunity to name the ball club when the name-the-team contest is launched soon.  Read more here.

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MLB Commissioner Comments on A’s Howard Terminal Option,

During his news conference at Tuesday’s Cactus League Media Day, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had high praise for his recent visit to Oakland for a tour of the Howard Terminal site near Jack London Square.  Read more here.

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Waukesha, Big Top Baseball Pull Plug on Frame Park Renovation

In a surprise announcement last week, Waukesha (WI) city officials said the public/private partnership with Big Top Baseball won’t move forward “at this time,” setting aside a $4.7 million stadium plan tied to the ballfield.  Read more here.

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Rays Set to Announce Target Location for Ballpark

After years of speculation and courtship, the Tampa Bay Rays are finally expected to announce Friday that they want to relocate the team to a site Ybor City near the Channel District, according to Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan.  Read more here.

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Agreement Reached to Acquire Property for New Boise Hawks Ballpark

The Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) have taken a step closer to moving into downtown Boise.  The team has announced that real estate firm Greenstone Properties has reached an agreement to acquire an 11-acre property from St. Luke’s Heath System, which would be the planned future home for the Hawks and professional soccer.  Read more here.

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Village of Ashwaubenon, Big Top Baseball Reach Agreement on New Facility

PRESS RELEASE – The Village of Ashwaubenon is excited to announce that it has come to terms with Big Top Baseball, the owner of the Green Bay Bullfrogs, for a proposed multi-purpose stadium in the Village of Ashwaubenon. Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Triple-A Maine Guides

This small coastal town is a summer vacation destination, known across New England and Quebec for its amusement park, pier and plentiful bars. For most of the year, it’s a quiet place, populated with fewer than 10,000 people living across approximately eight square miles.  Read more and view photos here.  Visit ballpark website here.

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