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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Debating the Merits of a New Domed Ballpark in Seoul

Korea Baseball OrganizationExperts in architecture and sports facilities management on Friday debated the merits of building a new domed baseball stadium in Seoul, South Korea.  Read more here.

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Former Ballpark Developer, City Headed Toward Dispute Mediation

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the city of Hartford may come together to resolve their dispute via mediation as work at the $71 million, publicly financed stadium has resumed under a different firm.  Read more here.

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Baseball Winter Meetings Begin Sunday

baseball-winter-meetings-2017-logoThe 2016 Baseball Winter Meetings will take place in National Harbor (MD), Dec. 4-8, at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.  Just south of Washington (DC), National Harbor is a waterfront development located along the Potomac River.  Learn more here.  The annual conference also includes the Trade Show and Job Fair.  The logo work was once again handled by Studio Simon.

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Gameops.com Announces ‘Best of Awards’

Gameops.com GSince 2001, the Gameops.com Best of Awards have been awarded for excellence in sports team game operations and entertainment. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) scored big by winning the “Best Entertainment Group” with their Ushertainers.  Read more here.  Other categories include Game Night Promotion, Contest/PromotionMascot, Act, Introductions, and Team Operations.

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Rawhide Unveil California League 2017 All-Star Game Logo

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – Today the Visalia Rawhide, in conjunction with the California League, formally unveil the logo for the 2017 California League All-Star festivities to be hosted by the Rawhide at Rawhide Ballpark on June 19th through June 20th. Continue reading

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Northwest League Unveils New Logo

northwest-league-new-logoPRESS RELEASE – The Northwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs today unveiled a new logo for the eight-team Short Season Class-A league. Continue reading

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