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Bridgeport Looks at Ticket Tax to Help Fund City Needs

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoBridgeport (CT) officials — including Mayor Joe Ganim — reportedly want to raise additional revenue for the city by taking advantage of a new state law enabling them to tack a maximum 5 percent surcharge on tickets to events at the Webster Bank Arena and the Harbor Yard ballpark, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Price Tag Increases for Ragin’ Cajun Baseball Stadium Project

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin CajunsOn Friday, Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation Chairman Robert Daigle sent a letter to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Fund members stating that the initial cost budget and fundraising goal for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball stadium was $10 million, but has now gone up to about $16 million because of “enhanced design”.  Read more here.

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Upgrade Plan Proposed for Paul Eames Sports Complex

Albany Polecats LogoA plan presented by a local youth sports director proposes a new life for the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany (GA) aimed at drawing people year-round.  Read more here.  The ballpark is the former home of the affiliated Albany Polecats and South Georgia Waves, and independent Albany Alligators and South Georgia Peanuts.

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Fayetteville’s Ballpark Could Cost $10 Million More than Columbia’s

Carolina League LogoAccording the three consultants, it will cost Fayetteville (NC) $10 million more to build a new baseball stadium to bring in a Single-A Carolina League franchise, if they model it after the new ballpark in Columbia (SC).  Read more here.

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Proposed Rangers Ballpark: Details Emerge

Texas Rangers LogoThe proposed $1 billion Texas Rangers stadium has been described by some as a “sweetheart” deal full of valuable giveaways benefiting the baseball team.  Here’s a breakdown of the various proposals — with a few new details:  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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Hampton Newspaper Rejects Idea of Renovating or Building New Ballpark

Peninsula Pilots LogoHampton (VA) continues to ponder renovating 68-year-old War Memorial Stadium, home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), or building a new ballpark at a price tag of around $9 million.  The local newspaper is not too hip on the idea of spending money on either plan being batted around.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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