Category Archives: Money & Financials

Cavemen Co-Owner Hopes to Get Team Back in the Game

Hannibal CavemenRick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018.   The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement.  Read more here.

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Proposed BlueCats Ballpark Could Face Voters

waco-bluecats-logoBellmead (TX) officials are developing a plan to finance $4 million for a proposed baseball stadium for the announced Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) without raising property taxes or sales tax.  If the city opts to put the decision to the voters, the council would need to decide at its February meeting to take that direction to get the matter on the May ballot.  Read more here.

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Effort Underway to Revive Historic Negro League Ballpark

detroit-starsThis new year could mark the start of a new life for the historic Hamtramck Stadium, one of the nation’s few remaining Negro League ballparks.  Read more and watch video report here.  View street view here.   Visit Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium here.

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Dehler Deal Back on Deck, City Compares Naming Rights Revenue Sharing

Billings Mustangs LogoOn Monday evening the Billings City Council will take another swing at approving a Dehler Park lease with Main Street Baseball LLC, which owns the Billings Mustangs (Rookie, Pioneer League).  Read more here.

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City Sues Owners of Shuckers Over Ballpark Payments

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe honeymoon is apparently over after two seasons of minor league baseball, with the city filing a lawsuit today in Chancery Court against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.

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$1.25 Million State Grant Awarded for BB&T Ballpark Renovations

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The transformation of BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field will continue with the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf of a $1.25 million dollar grant to the City of Williamsport for continued renovations to the stadium. Continue reading

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Assessing the Incentives for Ballpark Village Phase II

St. Louis Cardinals LogoEven with public subsidies covering almost 30 percent of the cost of Ballpark Village’s $220 million second phase, the city and school district should still see a net benefit, city officials said Wednesday.  Read more here.

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