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New Ballpark Discussion On Deck in Melbourne Tonight

Brevard County ManateesAt their meeting Tuesday night, Melbourne (FL) city council members will hear more about an idea to build a new baseball stadium downtown in order to keep the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League) in the area.  The team currently plays at Space Coast Stadium in Viera.  Read more here.

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Kannapolis Continues with Downtown Ballpark Exploration

Kannapolis Intimidators New Alternative LogoBy a narrow vote of 4-3 on Monday, the Kannapolis (NC) City Council decided to proceed with phase 2 of the ballpark planning study to determine whether to build a new baseball stadium downtown for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Kannapolis Pondering Downtown Ballpark

Kannapolis IntimidatorsThe city of Kannapolis (NC) will soon own its downtown, but city leaders say they still need a “game changer” like apartments and a new downtown stadium for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League) to light the fuse on a development boom.  Read more here.

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Shockoe Bottom Ballpark Opponents to Push Alternative Plan

Richmond Flying SquirrelsOpponents of the proposed ballpark in Shockoe Bottom for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) are planning a series of public meetings this month to develop an alternative proposal that can be formally presented to the city.  Read more here.

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Baseball Returning to Portland (UPDATED)

Great West League Secondary LogoA press conference is scheduled for today at noon (Pacific) to announce that Rose City Baseball, LLC is bringing a summer collegiate Great West League franchise to  Walker Stadium in Lents Park in 2016, when the league begins play.  The move will include $650,000 worth of upgrades to the ballpark. Continue reading

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Elmore Eyes New Property in Salinas for Blaze Relocation

Bakersfield Blaze LogoBakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) owner D.G. Elmore says that, following an unsuccessful effort to build a ballpark on the Front Street property of Hayward Lumber in Salinas (CA), he is cautiously optimistic that he will close a similar deal on property at the corner of John and Abbott streets.  Read more here.

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Rays to Seek New Home by 2022, With or Without St. Pete’s Permission

Tampa Bay Rays LogoIn an interview with Tampa Bay Times staff writer Stephen Nohlgren, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg vows to seek a replacement for Tropicana Field no later than 2022, with or without approval from St. Petersburg (FL).  Read more here.

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