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No Progress on Abilene Ballpark

Abilene Prairie Dogs LogoDespite shutting down the first-year Abilene Prairie Dogs early last season because of poor attendance at booze-less Walt Driggers Field on the campus of McMurry University, indy pro United League Baseball still hopes to capture the market with a new 4,000-seat stadium.  That said, discussions with public officials over the past two years have gone no further than possible land donation.   Read more here.


Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues

United League Loses One, Will Expand By Two

United League LogoDespite the financial challenges facing the indy pro United League Baseball, CEO John Bryant says the circuit will soon announce two expansion teams in two new markets for the 2013 season.  As was rumored back in September, the one-and-done Abilene Prairie Dogs will not be returning.  Read more here.

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Prairie Dogs Still Owe Money to Players

There have already been rumors that the indy pro Abilene Prairie Dogs (North American League/United League) were one and done after a financially troubled first season, and the admission by General Manager Chet Carey that the team still owes some players final paychecks doesn’t help to quell those rumors.  Read more here.


Filed under Money & Financials, Personnel & Operations

One and Done for Prairie Dogs?

With the regular season coming to an abrupt, premature halt for the indy pro Abilene Prairie Dogs (North American League) after a road game on Aug. 26, questions remain whether the financially-troubled franchise will return next season.  As reported by the Abilene paper, “league leadership pulled the plug on the team’s inaugural campaign eight games short of its scheduled finale” in Harlingen against the Continue reading


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NAL’s Southern Division Now United

We noticed that the indy pro North American League’s Southern Division is now listed as the United Division.  As this whole Frankenleague experiment — born out of desperation, not inspiration — evolves, we could certainly see the Texas teams reverting back to the old United League Baseball brand, if the Northern Division of the NAL fails to stabilize.  The Edinburg Roadrunners Continue reading


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Expansion Prairie Dogs Already Talking New Ballpark

As we posted on Tuesday, the Abilene Prairie Dogs are being revived as a member of the indy pro North American League.  A little tidbit from the formal announcement yesterday is that the team is interested in building a new privately-funded $3 to $4 million ballpark within the next two years.  Read more here


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Abilene Prairie Dogs to Return in 2012

The indy pro North American League is expected to announce Thursday that the 2012 version of the Abilene Prairie Dogs will begin play this summer at McMurry University’s Walt Driggers FieldRead more here.  Abilene hosted the the Texas-Louisiana League’s Prairie Dogs from 1995-1999. Continue reading


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