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Franklin, Zimmerman Take Next Ballpark Step with Approval of MOU

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Zimmerman Ventures, leaving open the potential for the development of Ballpark Commons.  Read more here.

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City Expected to Approve Maintenance Reimbursement, Receive 2015 Lease Payment

Gary SouthShore RailCatsThe Gary (IN) Common Council will be asked next week to approve a payment to the Gary South Shore Rail Cats (Independent Professional, American Association) baseball team to cover the costs of maintaining the city-owned U.S. Steel Yard baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Proposed Franklin Ballpark Could Host American Association Team

American Association Logo High-ResThe developers behind a new baseball stadium, indoor sports complex and mixed-use neighborhood in Franklin (WI) are asking city officials to approve a memorandum saying they are interested in pursuing the projects.  The plan includes a 4,500-capacity ballpark that would host an American Association (Independent Professional) franchise and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team. Read more here.

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CHS Field Receives 2016 AIA Honor Award

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoCHS Field, the 7,200-seat Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association), will become the first minor league ballpark to win an American Institute of Architects Honor Award, the team announced Friday.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

St. Paul Saints CHS Field AIA Award

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Amarillo Eyes Double-A Franchise

Texas League LogoDuring the Local Government Corporation meeting on Wednesday at City Hall, Richard Neumann from Brailsford & Dunlavey discussed the probability of attracting a Double-A franchise to Amarillo (TX).  The firm would create plans for building a stadium for an affiliated club, possibly the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), instead of the Amarillo ThunderHeads (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.

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AA’s Amarillo and Grand Prairie Teams to Operate as One

Amarillo Thunderheads TGrand Prairie Airhogs LogoPRESS 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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Amarillo Voters (Barely) Approve Ballpark Referendum

City of Amarillo LogoVoters 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.

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