Category Archives: Money & Financials

A Business Profile on the Rockland Boulders

Rockland BouldersCNBC’s Sarah Whitten takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball and the Rockland Boulders (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) operating out of Provident Bank Park in Pomona (NY) — just an hour’s drive from the Big Apple.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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SC Supreme Court Gives Lift to Project Jackson

Augusta Green Jackets LogoThe South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a North Augusta ordinance being used to finance a new stadium development for the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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A Rocky Road for Start-Up Watertown Bucks

Watertown Bucks LogoThree weeks into the season, Watertown Daily News sportswriter Chris Fitzgerald takes a look at the first-year Watertown Bucks and rookie General Manager Matt McClusky, as the franchise tries to survive the early collapse of the start-up East Coast Baseball League in the desperately formed, four-team (including one travel club) North Country Baseball League.  Read more here.

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A $44.8 Million Price Tag for Proposed Suns Stadium

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) would pay an estimated $44.8 million for a 5,500-seat, taxpayer-financed minor league baseball stadium, with interest payments making up a large chunk of the price tag.  Read more here.

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MiLB Releases Fan Cost Survey Results

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball announced today that attending one of its games is, yet again, one of the most economical forms of family entertainment available.  The average cost for a family of four to enjoy a MiLB game this season is only $64.18 — a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers and a program or scorecard.  View press release here.

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County Baseball Committee Holds First Public Meeting on Proposed New Baseball Stadium

Hagerstown Suns LogoA recommendation to consider a tax on tickets at a proposed minor league baseball stadium in Spotsylvania County (VA) to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) received a mixed response on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Glacier Outlaws Players Prepare to Go Home

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League LogoJust two weeks into the season, Glacier Outlaws players were told Tuesday to get ready to go home as the start-up Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League collapses.  Read more here.

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