Tag Archives: American Association

Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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American Association, New Ballpark Coming to Rosemont

American Association Logo High-ResA minor league baseball team and a brand new ballpark are coming to Rosemont.  Village officials announced Wednesday morning that the board of trustees approved funding for a new $55 million, 6,300-seat stadium near O’Hare airport.  The new stadium will host a franchise from the American Association (Independent Professional).  Read more here.

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

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Franklin Council Approves TIF District for Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council has approved a proposal that sets the stage for spending up to $26.8 million to help finance a mixed-use development centered on a new baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Saints: Survive a Night of Nickelback Music, Receive a Nickel Back

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – Each and every time fans come through the gates at CHS Field, the St. Paul Saints aim to make their experience as fun and enjoyable as possible. However, on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:05 p.m., we’ll be doing the complete opposite as the ballpark becomes an attempt to withstand musical torture with our “salute” to Nickelback. Continue reading

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Texas AirHogs Name New General Manager

Grand Prairie Airhogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Texas AirHogs are excited to announce Barrett Weaver as general manager of the organization. The AirHogs franchise and fans alike are well-acquainted with the ball club’s new GM. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: U.S. Steel Yard (Gary, IN)

Gary SouthShore RailCats LogoBrian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited U.S. Steel Yard, the home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats (Independent Professional, American Association).  View photos and review here.

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Construction to Begin Soon on New Ballpark in Chicago Suburb

American Association Logo High-ResConstruction could begin in the next 60 days on a $55-million, 6,300-seat minor league baseball stadium in Rosemont (IL) that is expected to become home to a new team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.  Read more here.

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

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