At 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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By 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.
The 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.
A 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
Bakersfield 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.
In 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.