Soccer Makes Home Debut at Lugnuts’ Ballpark

45 minutes into the game, the Lansing Ignite Football Club (USL League One) brought 3,369 fans to their feet by scoring the team’s first home goal inside Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday night.  The affair was a historic one — the first professional soccer match to be played in Michigan since the Detroit Express in the North American Soccer League back in 1980.  Read more hereView photo gallery here.

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Booyah Unveil Jerseys, Mascot

The Green Bay Booyah (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) unveiled their new flannel-inspired jersey designs and mascot named “Rocky” at the Ashwaubenon Branch Library on Saturday. Read more and watch video here.

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Normal CornBelters Prepare to Open First Summer-Collegiate Season

After nine seasons as an independent professional team in the Frontier League, the Normal CornBelters prepare to open their first season as a franchise in the summer collegiate Prospect League.  Read more here.

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Fans Get First Look at New Fayetteville Ballpark

More than 2,500 people walked into Segra Stadium Saturday as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $40.2 million ballpark, which will be home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League).   Read more here.

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Can-Am League Owners Vote to Implement Expansion Plans

PRESS RELEASE – Following the conclusion of the Can-Am League Owner Meetings in Orlando, Fla., club owners have given Executive Director Kevin Winn approval to implement league expansion plans on multiple levels.

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Worcester Gets Rolling on Property Acquisition, Parking Garage

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board unanimously voted Friday to take the first three properties needed to assemble the footprint for the construction of a minor league ballpark off Kelley Square.  The board also voted to spend $23 million for the design and construction of a structured parking garage that will be built on the south side of Madison Street.  Read more here.

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Wichita Lays Down Ceremonial Home Plate, Construction Update Provided

Wichita (KS) city officials, the owner of the Miami Marlins and Wichita baseball fans gathered Thursday morning for the ceremonial placement of home plate at the new minor league baseball stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.  Meanwhile, Scott Sherry of JE Dunn Construction gave an update on the progress of the new ballpark, which is expected to be completed in March of 2020.  Read more and watch video here.

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