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RailCats Set to Welcome 2 Millionth Fan Wednesday

Gary SouthShore RailCatsPRESS RELEASE – The Gary South Shore RailCats are set to welcome the franchise’s 2 millionth fan through the turnstiles of the US Steel Yard on Wednesday July 29th when the club takes on the St. Paul Saints at 7:10pm. Continue reading

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Telus Field Headed for Wrecking Ball or American Association?

Edmonton Prospects LogoThere are concerns in Edmonton (AB) that Telus Field, the current home of the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League), could be leveled as the city is sending mixed messages about its future.  Meanwhile, American Association commissioner Miles Wolff appears to have a long-term vision for the indy pro circuit that could have a Canadian division led by Edmonton replacing the Texas teams.  Read more here.

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Amarillo Newspaper Expresses Support for Downtown Ballpark/MPEV Plan

Amarillo ThunderHeads Hi-ResOn the heels of a presentation Monday by Downtown Amarillo Inc. Chairman John Lutz outlining the details of a downtown development plan, the Amarillo Globe-News has come out in favor of the proposed multipurpose event center (MPEV) and takes issue with anyone referring to it as simply a ballpark.  Read more here.

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Only One Suitor for New Amarillo Ballpark

Amarillo ThunderHeads Hi-ResThe city of Amarillo (TX) on May 8 issued a request for qualifications to operate the proposed downtown event/baseball stadium and extended the deadline to respond by one week to encourage the widest swath of potential suitors, but the lone responder was still Amarillo Baseball Club LLC — the operator of the Amarillo Thunderheads (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CHS Field – Inaugural Home Opener (St. Paul, MN)

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoBBiz SecondaryBelieve it or not, today marks the four-week anniversary of the opening of the new CHS field in Lowertown, St. Paul (MN).  Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago, when the first worthy souls were welcomed through the pearly black gates of the St. Paul Saints’ (Indy Pro, American Association) new heavenly playground, marking the Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Lewis & Clark Park (Sioux City, IA)

Sioux City Explorers LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com recently visited Central Park, home of the Sioux City Explorers (Indy Pro, American Association.  Read more and view photos here.

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Amarillo Ballpark at Risk?

Amarillo ThunderHeads Full Hi-ResBecause the recent election ushered in two new councilmen and one more on the way after a scheduled runoff on June 13, the future of the proposed new ballpark in downtown Amarillo (TX) is now unclear.  Read more and watch news report here.

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