Ballpark Visit ALERT: JetBlue Park (Fort Myers, FL)

Red Sox SocksGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has just posted a review of his ballpark visit to JetBlue Park, the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers (FL).  Read more and view photos here.

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Trump Drags Rangers Ballpark into Presidential Primary Debate

Texas Rangers LogoFollowing attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build the Texas Rangers baseball stadium in Arlington (TX).  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Surprised by Ballpark Consultant Billing

Hagerstown Suns LogoSome Spotsylvania County (VA) officials were surprised to learn recently that the county owes $23,750 for a financial advisor’s analysis last year of a proposed taxpayer-financed baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Campbell’s Field Still Searching for Tenant

Camden Riversharks LogoCampbell’s Field and Camden County (NJ) are still searching for a tenant after the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) left the city for New Britain (CT) last October after an impasse over lease negotiations.  Read more here.

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Whitecaps Explore New Food Options

Whitecaps LogoFood vendors on Thursday, Feb. 4, showed off their tasty ideas at Gordon Food Service, with the goal of getting the call to the pros as the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) evaluate options for the 2016 season.  Read more and view 27-picture photo gallery here.

West Michigan Whitecaps explore 2016 food items with Gordon Food Service, Whitecaps Facebook photo.

West Michigan Whitecaps explore 2016 food items with Gordon Food Service, Whitecaps Facebook photo.

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New Southwest League to Begin Play in 2018

Southwest League LogoMark Schuster of Ventura Sports Group has announced the launch of the Southwest League of Professional Baseball, a six-team circuit based in Texas that will begin play in 2018.  Schuster claims teams will play in underserved markets in new state-of-the-art multi-use stadiums with seating capacity between 2000-4000 fans.  Read press release here.

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Boulders Release 2016 Promo Schedule

Rockland BouldersPRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders announced today their preliminary promotion schedule for the 2016 season. Along with premium giveaways and staples like the “Fireworks Extravaganzas”, many fan favorites will make a return to Provident Bank Park this year, helping fans “Experience the FunShine” that comes with Boulders baseball. Continue reading

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