Category Archives: Market & Location

Pinellas County Pitches 10 Possible Sites for New Rays Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays LogoThe saga over where to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays grew murkier Tuesday as Pinellas County unveiled a list with 10 possible sites that officials hope could keep the team from crossing the bay.  Read more here.

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Hardball Capital to Lead Fayetteville’s MiLB Negotiations

Carolina League LogoJason Freier of Hardball Capital, which owns ball clubs in Fort Wayne (IN), Chattanooga (TN), and Columbia (SC), will lead the city of Fayetteville’s (NC) negotiations with the Houston Astros to to bring a Single-A Carolina League franchise to town.  Read more here.

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MLB Commissioner Committed to Oakland for New Ballpark Site

Oakland As LogoThe Oakland Athletics’ search for a new ballpark will be confined to Oakland, and Major League Baseball will put off any expansion talks until it solves its two outstanding stadium issues, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Name-the-Team Finalists Coming Soon in Bismarck

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkBaseball fans in Bismarck (ND) will soon get a chance to vote on the nickname for their new summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise coming to the capital city in 2017.  The time for submitting names ended on June 28, and the five finalists are expected to be revealed shortly.  Read more and watch news report here.  Go to contest here.  Go to Bismarck Baseball Facebook page here.

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Kannapolis Continues to Ponder Downtown Ballpark

Kannapolis IntimidatorsThe Kannapolis (NC) City Council continues to discuss the possibilities of relocating the Intimidators baseball stadium to downtown Kannapolis and part of that conversation has included information from the consultant firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.  Read more here.

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Janet Smith on San Antonio Ballpark: Take Time, Do It Right

Colorado Springs Sky Sox LogoIf San Antonio leaders want to hit one out of the park with a proposed downtown stadium, they first need to determine what type of development they want around such a new stadium, and how much investment they can expect to attract to a given site, so says big league architect and urban planner Janet Smith.  Read more here.

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Zimmerman’s ‘Ballpark Commons’ Could Get Local Financing

American Association Logo High-ResThe proposed “Ballpark Commons” development in Franklin (WI) could receive up to $25.8 million in local financing support, if elected officials want to pursue it, according to a city-commissioned report.  Read more here.

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