Taiwan Team to Help Nicaragua Open New Stadium

Taiwan’s national baseball team will be heading to Nicaragua on Tuesday for a three-game-exhibition series to celebrate the opening of the country’s new national baseball stadium.  Read more here.  View renderings gallery here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Announces Minot (ND) Franchise

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) has added Minot (ND) to its inaugural season lineup.  The team will be called the Souris Valley Aviators, Sabre Dogs, Warbirds or Wingmen, and will begin play at Corbett Field in May 2018.  Read more here.

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Shipyard Project to Go Before City Council

The Shipyard project is poised to raise the anchor under new terms in a development agreement.  The agreement set to go before to the City Council on Tuesday would establish a timeline for building a new multi-use stadium that would host the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) and more.  Read more here.

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NWL Announces New Affiliate St. Croix River Hounds, Unveils Ballpark Renderings

The Northwoods League is excited to announce that Hudson, Wisconsin has been awarded a Northwoods League affiliate to begin play for the 2019 season. Continue reading

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Bulldogs Practice, Will Play Ball in Midst of $55M Ballpark Construction

The Mississippi State baseball team began fall practice this week, and the Bulldogs have begun using the under-construction, new Dudy Noble Field on a limited basis.  The team will play through the construction in 2018 as the lower level of the stadium, as well as outfield seating, is expected to be ready.  Read more and view construction photo here.

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Latest on Hamtramck’s Revival

Historic preservation, like baseball, involves some swings and misses.  Just ask the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, the group trying to save Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark.  Read more here.

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Mariners Getting New Turf

The playing surface at Safeco Field is being completely replaced.  The offseason project is the first replacement of the ballpark’s original surface, installed in the spring of 1999.  Read more here.

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