Alexandria (LA) officials are trying to figure out what to do with Bringhurst Field, but they don’t seem to be in a hurry because there’s no easy solution and there’s no community agreement on it. As you recall, the historic ballpark was partially condemned in 2012 because of structural concerns, and a fire destroyed the clubhouse in December. Read more here. As a United League side note, below Continue reading
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The clubhouse and office at Bringhurst Field, former home of the Alexandria Aces in Alexandria (LA), went up in flames around noon on Saturday. The fire, which is still under investigation, reportedly resulted in a total loss of the building. Numerous folks have chimed in, including Eric Moran, majority owner of the dormant Texas Collegiate League version of the Aces, and “former” indy pro United League executive Craig Brasfield. Read more here.
While it may not ultimately save partially condemned Bringhurst Field from further deterioration or the wrecking ball, it is positive news that the initiative on the ballot to increase the recreation millage in Alexandria (LA) was approved by voters last Saturday. Read more here. Watch video here. Go to “Save Bringhurst Field” Facebook page.
As a follow up to our posting Monday about the future historic Bringhurst Field in Alexandria (LA), KALB News Channel 5 has posted two unedited, unscripted interviews with City of Alexandria Director of Community Services Daniel Williams and Adam Lord of the Save Bringhurst Field group. Watch interviews here.
A proposal to increase the recreation millage in Alexandria (LA) is on next month’s ballot. A draft of the recreation millage reportedly talks about converting historic Bringhurst Field into a lazy river and more parking for a zoo expansion, but a grassroots Facebook group created Friday called “Save Bringhurst Field” wants to save the ballpark. The city says the future of Bringhurst has not been determined. Continue reading
Consistent with the story posted over the weekend regarding the financial troubles facing the indy pro United League’s Fort Worth Cats, the former field manager, broadcaster, and other players and employees of the now-dormant or defunct first-year Alexandria Aces claim the league still owes them paychecks. When asked by the Alexandria newspaper about money owed, former Aces GM and Continue reading
The indy pro United League Baseball has confirmed with Alexandria (LA) Mayor Jacques Roy‘s office via e-mail that the circuit has indeed shut down the Alexandria Aces. League commissioner John Bryant had this to say in the Alexandria newspaper: Continue reading
What began this season as a return of pro baseball to Alexandria (LA) via the independent United League has abruptly come to an end, as the Alexandria Aces will not play another game. The circuit will reportedly operate with five teams for the rest of the season. Read more here. Thanks to a commenter for the link.
The indy pro United League Baseball (ULB) has reached an agreement with the city of Alexandria (LA) to place a team at Bringhurst Field starting this season. The team will play in a partially condemned facility, just as the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) did late last year. Continue reading
This is not new news within certain baseball circles, but the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) will not play in 2013, as the city has still not resolved the challenge of shutting down historic Bringhurst Field over safety concerns. Meanwhile, the indy pro United League Baseball is looking at making a return to the market. Read more here.
The city of Alexandria (LA) is expected to soon issue a request for proposal for renovating historic Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League). The stadium was partially shut down over the summer because of structural concerns. Read more here. As as side note, the Aces are looking for a new majority owner.
Jodie White, who retired as Alexandria’s parks and recreation director in 2007, isn’t too happy about any talk of tearing down Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League). He says any demolition will have to go through him first. As reported last week, the city planned to close the stadium after safety concerns were raised about the facility’s stuctural integrity. Read more here.
The City of Alexandria (LA) plans to close historic Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League), at the end of the season because of structural problems. Whether the stadium will be permanently closed, razed, or renovated will hinge on engineering, financial, and political assessments. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Alex, the fighter pilot that has been the iconic mascot for the Alexandria Aces for several years, has gotten a makeover. Aces president Eric Moran unveiled the updated logo Saturday. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Aces have announced their new General Manager, naming long-time Alexandria resident, Aces’ employee and fan, Jodie White. Jodie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Aces. The current ownership group member will lead the Aces as they start their second season in the Texas Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – This Saturday, September 25th, the City of Alexandria will be using the Aces’ own Bringhurst Field to celebrate World Wide Day of Play event, which is free to all from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help fight child obesity along with Nickelodeon.
PRESS RELEASE – Tonight before the Aces’ game @ 7 p.m. against the Brazos Valley Bombers, the Aces will launch one lucky fan around 6:45 in a hot air balloon (weather permitting) likely over downtown Alexandria. The fan will be with a licensed hot air balloon pilot as they get to see Alexandria and the ballpark from a view never seen before @ Bringhurst Field. Continue reading
The Alexandria (LA) Aces, one of two new franchises in the Texas Collegiate League, made their home debut on Thursday night in front of 1,060 fans at Bringhurst Field. The Aces were defeated by the North Texas Copperheads 3-1. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Aces have announced the 2010 promotional calendar for the Aces, as the Aces compete for the first time as a member of the Texas Collegiate League. The Aces have 12 promotional nights for the upcoming season: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Aces have teamed up with Bullock Enterprises to help promote, Bringhurst Beatdown, the first local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Historic Bringhurst Field, Saturday, June 5th. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the fights. Bringhurst Beatdown will culminate Opening Weekend, which Continue reading
The Texas Collegiate League’s Alexandria (LA) Aces will host the inaugural TCL Kickoff Classic sponsored by Marler Ford on May 29 at Bringhurst Field. The pre-season game will showcase the TCL’s top prospects available to play on this day. Read more here.
With the Alexandria (LA) Aces’ move from the independent professional Continental Baseball league to the summer collegiate Texas Collegiate League, there are growing expectations that fans will actually get to see future MLB stars. Read more here.
In a search for league stability and a viable travel schedule, the Alexandria (LA) Aces have ended their relationship with the independent professional Continental Baseball League and joined the Texas Collegiate League for the 2010 season. This will bring the TCL lineup to seven teams, with a number of new franchises lining up for 2011. Continue reading
Ballpark Reviews posts new photos of Bringhurst Field, home of the Alexandria (LA) Aces. Read review and view photos here. This is the first time we have seen a photo of the Bringhurst underbelly (concessions area).
The Alexandria (LA) Aces from the independent Continental Baseball League will play 40 games at home and 20 on the road for the 2010 season. Visiting teams include the Road Hogs and Pavement Crushers, which we understand to be traveling clubs. The Aces will also play a home stand against Desert Valley (host community unknown). The schedule includes home and away games against “Texas.” Continue reading
The ownership group for the Continental Baseball Leagues’s Alexandria Aces is offering to sell up to 23% of the team to local fans to raise extra capital to “shore up” the operation. The team has been valued at $207,000. A fan could buy into the team for as little as $300 for what amounts to one of 690 shares of the team. The team hopes to raise $47,610. Read more here.