GreenJackats Highlight Features of Coming New Ballpark

A long and grueling process for Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) leadership is starting to bear fruit.  The latest example came Friday when GreenJackets president Jeff Eiseman made a presentation highlighting their future ballpark’s features.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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Brochure Raises Question About Future of Bridgeport’s Ballpark

Mayor Joe Ganim‘s economic development department is reviewing three competing contenders — Frank Boulton, Howard Saffan/Live Nation and an unnamed soccer organization — to use the Harbor Yard ballpark in Bridgeport after a proposed $185 million renovation.  Some have raised concerns that the decision has already been made.  Read more here.

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Groundbreaking Finally Set for New GreenJackets Ballpark

Groundbreaking for the new Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) stadium in North Augusta’s (SC) newly named Riverside Village at Hammonds Ferry will take place at noon May 25.  Read more here.

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Saints Announce ‘Alternative Fats’ as 2017 Ball Pig

PRESS RELEASE – For the 25th season of St. Paul Saints Baseball the club searched far and wide for the perfect four-legged swine. After choosing between over a million pigs (or two) the Saints found one that could run like a gazelle (or waddle like a duck) and eats three small meals a day (or gorges on anything within smelling distance of its snout). Continue reading

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HPU President to Lead High Point (NC) Ballpark Effort

High Point University President Nido Qubein will lead the city’s effort to build a minor-league baseball stadium and develop the surrounding area.  Read more here.

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Hopes Fade for Proposed Parkersburg Ballpark

The words “play ball” won’t be heard any time soon-at least not on Fort Boreman Hill.  At least that’s the point officials are making about the proposed baseball team and multi-purpose ballpark in Parkersburg (WV).  Read more here.

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PawSox, City Unveil Ballpark Financing Plans

Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) Chairman Larry Lucchino and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien say they’ve built the framework of an agreement for financing an $83-million baseball stadium at the Apex department store site.  Read more and watch news report here.  Read more about Lucchino’s latest legacy plans here.

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