PRESS RELEASE – American Association commissioner Miles Wolff released the league’s 2016 schedule on Thursday, November 19. Clubs will play 100 regular-season games from May 19 to September 5. Continue reading
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Voters in Amarillo (TX) supported, by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, including a ballpark in a downtown multipurpose event venue. The difference came down to 820 votes out of more than 22,000 cast. The non-binding referendum was meant to measure public opinion of the plan. The city council will have to decide whether or not to move forward with the development. The pro baseball tenant and ballpark operator have yet to be determined. Read more here.
The proposed ballpark in Amarillo (TX) hasn’t been constructed, let alone voted on yet, but there is already a waiting list of groups hoping to purchase all 12 of the suites called for in the design. Read more here.
Saying they cannot afford to operate in Joplin (MO) without a lease restructuring because of lower than expected paid attendance, the owners of the Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association) announced they want the Joplin City Council to forgive the $37,500 quarterly lease payment that was not paid on Oct. 1, and to reduce the annual lease in future seasons from $150,000 to $50,000. Read more here. View proposal here. Watch news report here.
In less than a month, Amarillo (TX) voters will decide if a $32 million dollar downtown ballpark will be included in the downtown multi-purpose event venue. The controversial ballot item has two new groups forming to share their side of the argument. Read more and watch news report here.
Under plans revealed Tuesday by Rosemont (IL) Mayor Brad Stephens, a new American Association baseball franchise would take up residence at proposed $50-$60 million, 7,000-seat baseball stadium in 2018. The preliminary site plan was developed by Minneapolis-based Snow Kreilich Architects, which designed CHS Field, home of the league’s St. Paul Saints. Read more here.
While it seems unlikely at this point, there have been ongoing rumblings about the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in downtown Sioux Falls (SD) for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Indy Pro, American Association). The team currently plays at Sioux Falls Stadium, which was renovated more than a decade ago. Read more here.