Category Archives: Money & Financials

Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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New Gastonia Ballpark Plans On the Mound

Gastonia Grizzlies New LogoGastonia (NC) leaders have spent more than two years crafting a plan for a new entertainment and sports district just west of downtown, which could be anchored by a multi-purpose baseball stadium.  Now they are finally on the mound and firing their first formal pitch to residents.  Read more here.

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Mayor Wants More Private Financial Support for New Ballpark

Pacific Coast LeagueCity leaders may have a better understanding of San Antonio’s ability to support a new downtown ballpark and a Triple-A baseball team, thanks to the release on Monday of two market studies from different consulting firms.  But what San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor wants to see before endorsing a plan for a new stadium is financial support from the private sector.  Read more here.

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County Chips In to Help Fayetteville Ballpark Financing Plan

Carolina League LogoCumberland County (NC) has agreed to use part of an increase in taxes from a special district for a proposed baseball stadium in downtown Fayetteville.  Read more here.

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Committee Talks Funding for Fayetteville’s New Ballpark Behind Closed Doors

Carolina League LogoLeaders in Fayetteville (NC) are trying to figure out how to pay for a new baseball stadium downtown.  Members of the city’s baseball committee called a meeting and then quickly went into closed session Thursday afternoon to discuss it.  Read more here.

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David Story Field Needs $450K in Playing Surface Improvements

cowlitz black bears logoLower Columbia CollegeAs the Cowlitz Black Bears (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) walked off the diamond after their season’s last game on Aug. 7, they left behind another summer’s worth of wear and tear on Lower Columbia College’s David Story Field.  In the past several years, the condition of the college’s field has deteriorated so much that the LCC Red Devils baseball team won’t play on the field until repairs can be made.  Read more here.  View older ballpark photos here.

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Fayetteville Ballpark Vote Wednesday

Minor League Baseball LogoThe Fayetteville (NC) City Council has scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Lafayette Room at City Hall to consider approving a memorandum of understanding with the Houston Astros to move the city one step closer toward building a new downtown ballpark.  Read more here.

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