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Supervisor Wants P-Nats Ballpark Plan on November Ballot

Should Prince William County (VA) voters decide whether to build a new, $35 million county-backed stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League)?  Supervisor Pete Candland says yes and has called for the full board of supervisors to vote June 20 on whether to put the new stadium on a ballot in November.  Read more here.

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Hopes Fade for Proposed Parkersburg Ballpark

The words “play ball” won’t be heard any time soon-at least not on Fort Boreman Hill.  At least that’s the point officials are making about the proposed baseball team and multi-purpose ballpark in Parkersburg (WV).  Read more here.

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Nothing Minor About Rosemont’s New Ballpark

When Rosemont’s (IL) new $60 million, 6,300-seat baseball stadium opens a year from now, the only thing minor league about it might be the team on the field and ticket prices.  So say the two investors behind the still-unnamed American Association (Independent Professional) franchise, which is expected to begin play in May 2018.  Read more and view rendering here.

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A’s Targeting Two Potential Ballpark Sites

The Oakland A’s are reportedly focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square.  Of the two, sources say the Laney College property is the team’s preferred spot.  Read more here.

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Supervisors at Odds Over Putting Ballpark Financing Plan on Ballot

Before Prince William County (VA) reaches any sort of agreement to build a new minor league baseball stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League), county officials are adamant that they want to hear advice from the public — but they’re sharply divided on just how they want to solicit that feedback.  Read more here.

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So, No State Funds for Rays New Ballpark?

Well into its search for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays are finding that the era of easy public money is over.  Not only is the Legislature opposed to using state money for stadiums and arenas, but lawmakers are increasingly hostile to using any type of public support — even if local taxpayers agree to it.  Read more here.

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Sounders Partner with Rainiers to Bring USL to Tacoma

The Seattle Sounders FC (Major League Soccer) and Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have reached a preliminary deal on building a 5,000 seat soccer-specific stadium in Tacoma (WA) to host the Sounders 2 USL team.  The Rainiers would run the business side of the team, while the Sounders would handle soccer operations.  Read more here.

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