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Ripken Files Suit Against City

Claiming conduct by the City of Aberdeen (MD) in recent years has made operating Ripken Stadium “unbearably difficult,” the company that owns the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) has filed suit accusing the city of not living up to the terms of an agreement made nearly 20 years ago.  Read more here.

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Ripken Challenges City, Sets Deadline for Response

Cal Ripken Jr.‘s sports management company said his firm should take over management of non-baseball events such as weddings, concerts and fundraisers at Ripken Stadium, and claims the City of Aberdeen (MD) has not fulfilled its obligations to upgrade the city-owned ballpark.  Read more here.

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Huntley Sports Group Seeks Contract Extension to Book Non-Baseball Events at Ripken Stadium

At least one non-baseball event has been happening at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium each week in 2018, according to the CEO of the firm the city hired earlier this year to handle such bookings.  Read more here.

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Council Approves Deal to Manage All Non-Baseball Events at Ripken Stadium

The Aberdeen (MD) City Council approved an agreement Monday night to have Huntley Sports Group manage all non-baseball events at the city-owned Ripken Stadium, effective immediately.  Read more here.

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Aberdeen Working to Develop and Finalize Stadium Management Agreement, IRS Compliance an Issue

Aberdeen (MD) City Council members hope to have an agreement in place “sooner rather than later” for management of Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for this year and beyond, the city’s mayor said.  This could happen as early as the next city council meeting on Feb. 12.  Read more here.

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Ripken Stadium Mangement Deal Bad for the City?

Shortly after he arrived from Alaska in the summer of 2016 to take over day-to-day management of the Aberdeen (MD) city government, Randy Robertson remarked that he did not realize part of his new job included managing a municipal stadium.  Read more here.

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IronBirds Hopeful for Long-Term Resolution of Ballpark Issues

The owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) hope for a “long-term solution” to the issues that have put them at odds with the City of Aberdeen (MD) in recent months, including responsibility for managing events outside the baseball season and the proposed sale of the team’s home, Ripken Stadium.  Read more here.

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