Ballpark Visit ALERT: GCS Ballpark (Sauget, IL)

Gateway Grizzlies LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has posted a review of his recent ballpark visit to GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies (Independent Professional, Frontier League).  Read more and view photos here.

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A’s to Tour Waterfront Ballpark Site

Oakland A's LogoOakland A’s co-owner John Fisher will reportedly tour Howard Terminal with local officials on Thursday for a deeper look at whether the waterfront property could be transformed into a ballpark.  Read more here.

Oakland As Port of Oakland Ballpark Rendering

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White Sox Ballpark Gets New Name

Chicago White Sox LogoU.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, will be called Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1. A 13-year deal gives the mortgage lender the naming rights for the team’s ballpark.  Read more here.

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MiLB’s 2016 Mascot Mania Underway

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball has launched its annual Mascot Mania competition.  Learn more and begin voting here.

Minor League Baseball Mascot Mania 2016

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Eight Teams Host Bobblection 2016, Miracle Offer Third Party Party

Ft. Myers Miracle LogoPRESS RELEASE – Traditionally, the state of Florida’s 29 electoral votes are coveted amongst presidential candidates, but on Thursday, August 25, Hammond Stadium will be the third stop of BOBBLECTION 2016 presented by Jelly Beadz, WJBX News, Talk & More and Beasley Media. Continue reading

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Bisons Announced Phase 2 Seating Project

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPhase 2 of the Coca-Cola Field Seating Project represents the installation of nearly 2,900 new, wider seats in the lower half of Sections 115, 117 and 119 on the 3B side of the ballpark and Sections 116, 118, 120 and 122 on the 1B side.  For the 2017, Coca-Cola Field will now have a new overall capacity of 16,907 for Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) home games.  Read more here.

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Adelanto Makes Plans for Ballpark Without Mavs

High Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeAfter being informed of Minor League Baseball’s realignment reducing the size of the Single-A California League to eight teams, Mayor Rich Kerr said he would start making phone calls immediately. His intent: Filling Stater Bros. Stadium’s calendar as early as the beginning of November, following the city’s planned rodeo.  Read more here.  As for the High Desert Mavericks, the team is headed to the Single-A Carolina League and Kinston (NC).  Read more and watch news report here.

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