Tag Archives: Atlantic League

Barnstormers Ask County for Help Paying Lease

Lancaster Barnstormers LogoThe owner of the Lancaster Barnstormers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), enduring heavy losses, is asking Lancaster County to help pay its rent at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  But the county would get repaid in full by 2034, according to a proposal by Lancaster Baseball LLC.  Read more here.

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Patriots to Honor 100th Birthday of WWII Veteran

Somerset PatriotsThe Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will honor the memory of John Basilone with a bobblehead on Sunday, September 11, as part of a series of events to recognize the 100th birthday of the first enlisted Marine in World War II to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on Guadalcanal.  Read more and watch news report here.  View Patriots schedule here.

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Tim Tebow Pursuing Baseball Career, Minor League Teams Engage

Birmingham Barons LogoBridgeport Blue Fish LogoESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball. Several minor league teams responded, including the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Atlantic City Tees Up ‘The Sandcastle’ for Future Team

Atlantic City SurfSurf Stadium, aka “The Sandcastle,” former home of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League), is undergoing continuous renovations as Atlantic City (NJ) plans for it’s future.  City officials hope to bring a baseball team back in the coming years.  Read more and view photos here.

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Two Bidders for Atlantic City’s Bader Field

Atlantic City SurfTwo companies made bids for Bader Field on Thursday.  Legend Properties, based in Cherry Hill, and Bader Field Development LLC, located in Long Branch, were reportedly the only two to offer money for the former municipal airport adjacent to The Sandcastle, former home of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League).  Read more and view map here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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The Future of the New Jerey’s Riverfront Stadium

Newark Bears LogoRedevelopment plans for the site of a Newark (NJ) baseball stadium are moving forward.  Essex County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a public hearing this month regarding the future of the 17-year-old Newark Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Bridgeport Looks at Ticket Tax to Help Fund City Needs

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoBridgeport (CT) officials — including Mayor Joe Ganim — reportedly want to raise additional revenue for the city by taking advantage of a new state law enabling them to tack a maximum 5 percent surcharge on tickets to events at the Webster Bank Arena and the Harbor Yard ballpark, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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