Category Archives: Market & Location

WooSox? PawSox Tour Possible Ballpark Site in Worcester

As rumors swirl the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are leaving for Worcester (MA), team leadership confirmed they toured a potential stadium site in Worcester on Tuesday.   This comes days after the team applied to trademark, “WooSox,” the speculated name of the team should they move and re-brand.  Read more and watch news report here.

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NYCBL VP Talks About League’s Future

Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) owner Brian O’Connell Jr. briefly considered moving his team to the Perfect Game League (Summer Collegiate) but opted to stay put in the NYCBL.  He is now in his second year as VP of circuit and has thoughts about its future.  Read more here.

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Expedition League Awarded $250K Forgivable Loan to Bring Team to Fremont (NE)

The Fremont (NE) City Council approved a $250,000 forgivable loan to the first-year Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) to improve Moeller Field and bring a new franchise to the Omaha-area community.  Read more here.

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NBC World Series Prepares to Play Last Tournament at Lawrence-Dumont

The National Baseball Congress World Series has been a source for summer baseball at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS) for decades, but the tournament will have a new home after this year.  Starting in 2019, the tournament will be played at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium.  Read more here.

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Possible Passenger Rail Service Nearby for Proposed Ybor City Ballpark

Brightline, a firm bidding to build a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando, is already scouting sites for a terminus, which could put rail service within walking distance of a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark proposed for Ybor City and spur heated development in the area.  Read more here.

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A’s to Ditch Season Tickets, Face Push Back on Howard Terminal Ballpark Site

The Oakland A’s announced this week that they will no longer offer traditional season tickets for 2019. The program will be replaced by something not yet tried before in Major League Baseball: A membership program, called A’s Access.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, there is push back on the Howard Terminal site for a new ballpark.  Read more here.

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County Formally Closes Book on Pueblo Ballpark Plan

The Pueblo County (CO) Commissioners officially shut down the proposed baseball stadium issue Monday, terminating a deal with the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority.  Read more here.

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