Amid heated debate last night, Green Bay (WI) City Council approved two of three major development term sheets, including one to build a multi-use downtown outdoor stadium on the western edge of the Fox River that would host the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League). The term sheet approvals are not the final decisions for the projects. Development agreements also still must be reached. Read more here.
The Tampa Bay Rays have yet to reveal where they would like to build a new ballpark, but that has not deterred Oldsmar (FL) Mayor Doug Bevis from pitching the north Pinellas city of just 14,000 people as the best location for a new multi-million dollar stadium. Read more here
Major League Baseball is spending big on diamonds, academies and talent search, as the Chinese government sees baseball becoming a $7.4 billion industry. Read more here. View official website of the Chinese Baseball Association.
The City of Hartford (CT) has officially signed a deal with Arch Insurance for it to take over construction and management of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the future home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more here
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pleased to announce the purchase of a new high definition video board and production suite to enhance Appalachian Power Park. The Power, through an agreement with Total Sports Entertainment, will install a LSI Smartvision LED video board during the coming weeks. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After celebrating 20 seasons at Victory Field in 2016, the Indianapolis Indians will begin the next 20 with an infusion of modern technology. New displays, a state-of-the-art ballpark sound system, and enhanced video production capabilities will all be in place ahead of the 2017 season, Indians General Manager Randy Lewandowski announced on Tuesday. Continue reading