Ottawa Champions (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) president David Gourlay says he wants to start talking about a larger vision for the Ottawa Stadium property, especially as the city gets closer to starting a light rail system. Read more here.
Unless residents speak up to oppose the idea, the city of Bellmead (TX) plans to begin negotiations in April on a development and operations agreement with Ventura Sports Group for the proposed $11 million professional baseball complex. Read more here.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discusses speeding up the pace of the game, the possibility of ads on jerseys and the future of baseball via Bloomberg.com. Watch report here. Read about deal putting GE logo on Boston Celtics jerseys here.
The Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) have announced that a nine-hole mini-golf course, known as “BoulderBirdies” will be built at Palisades Credit Union Park for the 2017 season. Read more and view photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
PRESS RELEASE – It hasn’t been business as usual here in Aberdeen! Today, the IronBirds are excited to announce the new 1,500 square foot high-definition video board and live score line display for the 2017 season. Continue reading
The Fayetteville City Council voted 10-0 Monday night to authorize City Manager Doug Hewett to negotiate a contract with Barton Malow of Charlotte to oversee construction of a new downtown ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise. Read more here. Read about ballpark land contamination issues here.
PRESS RELEASE – O say can you see yourself setting a world record? The York Revolution will offer that opportunity to area musicians on Opening Day of the 2017 season. Continue reading