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Amarillo Hears Ballpark Update

Populous senior architect Mike Sabatini led the first of three community meetings to hear feedback on the future downtown Amarillo (TX) ballpark on Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Bricktown an Example for Amarillo?

Jon Mark Beilue from the Amarillo Globe-News takes a look at the success of Oklahoma City’s AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks, as a model for Amarillo’s pending downtown revitalization efforts.  Read more here.

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Name of New Amarillo Team to be Revealed on Wednesday

A press conference has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the downtown offices of the former Amarillo Dillas to announce the name of the new American Association team that will make Potter County Memorial Stadium home starting the 2011 season.  Read more here.  If it weren’t for an army of Toho Company lawyers, Amarillo Zillas would be a lot of fun!

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New Amarillo Name This Week?

Mark Lee, the general manager for the American Association’s new team in Amarillo, stated on Friday that a new team name could be announced this week.  Not surprisingly, Lee thinks the name is a good one and will fit the area.  Southern Independent Baseball, the owner of the franchise, decided to abandon the “Gold Sox” name, after it was Continue reading

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Pensacola Pelicans to Amarillo

In an effort to make room for the new Double-A Southern League team in Pensacola (FL), the American Association’s Pensacola Pelicans have been sold to Scott Berry and Gary Elliston and will be moved to Amarillo (TX) for the 2011 season.  Read more here. Continue reading

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Potter County Approves Dollars for Ballpark Improvements

The Potter County (TX) Commissioners have approved $30,000 for a few ballpark improvements at Potter County Memorial Stadium (aka Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa).  The improvements include renovating the ticket booths and relocating fencing.  Read more here.

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New Tenant Approved in Amarillo

As expected, Southern Independent Baseball led by Scott Berry and Potter County finalized a lease contract today that will bring an American Association team to Potter County Memorial Stadium, former home of the United League’s Amarillo Dillas.  SIB will pay the county $72,000 per year.  So, will the team be a new franchise or relocated club?  Read more hereView news clip here.

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Amarillo to Become American Association Host City

Scott Berry and his group Southern Independent Baseball have reportedly reached an agreement with Potter County (TX) to bring an American Association team to Amarillo.  The deal could be finalized as soon as Monday, November 8.  Read more here.  We expect the Shreveport-Bossier (LA) Captains to relocate with new branding on deck.  Don’t expect Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport to sit empty.

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Group Unveils Vision for Downtown Amarillo

Downtown Amarillo, Inc. unveiled on Wednesday three conceptual master plan maps for redeveloping downtown Amarillo.  The plans are visions for the future that are expected to facilitate discussion.  Nothing is written in stone, and no funding is in place.  Each of the plans include a multi-use ballpark.  Read more here.

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