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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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Ballpark Management Firm Reiterates Commitment to Aberdeen, Ripkens

Athan Sunderland, CEO of the Huntley Sports Group, says his company is committed to the success of Ripken Stadium and the City of Aberdeen (MA), as controversy continues to swell around the city officials plan to give Sunderland’s company control of the stadium’s management.  Read more here.

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No Deal Yet to Manage Non-Baseball Events at Ripken Stadium

Unless the City of Aberdeen (MD) can reach a license agreement in the next few days with someone to manage Ripken Stadium in 2018, the city will assume control over non-baseball events on Jan. 1.  Read more here.

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City Unanimously Approves Plan to Sell Ripken Stadium

At a special meeting Monday evening, Aberdeen’s (MD) mayor and city council unanimously affirmed their intention to try and sell Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), to relieve the city of one of its financial burdens.  Read more here.

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City Tells IronBirds Management It Will Resume Management of Non-Baseball Events

Having failed to reach an agreement to manage the city-owned Ripken Stadium, the city of Aberdeen (MD) in June notified Tufton LLC it intends to go back to the agreement in place when the stadium opened in 2002, giving the city control over all non-baseball events.  Read more here.

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IronBirds Announce Partnership with RAACE, Unveil Special Jersey

PRESS RELEASE – As a member of the RAACE SuperHero program, the IronBirds will support the nonprofit organization with fundraising efforts and help generate awareness throughout Minor League and amateur baseball. Continue reading

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