When the Atlantic League signed a recent “sweetheart lease” with the city of New Britain (CT), the message was loud and clear to the city of Bridgeport (CT), as the nine-year lease with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Indy Pro, Atlantic League) for the use of the Ballpark at Harbor Yard is set to expire in 2016. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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The New Britain (CT) Common Council voted 15-0 last week to approve a lease agreement hammered out between Mayor Erin Stewart and the independent professional Atlantic League that will bring a baseball franchise to the city in the spring. Read more here.
The president of the independent Atlantic League confirmed Tuesday that a membership application fee submitted by Virginia Investment Partnership LLC (VIP) led by Bob Farren has been returned, meaning another group is free to pursue the rights to an expansion franchise with the league in Loudoun County (VA). Meanwhile, VIP and Farren continue to battle legal and financial troubles. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The independent Atlantic League’s plans to move one of its teams to recently vacated New Britain (CT) might also signal a shift in the short-season New York-Penn League. Read more here.
With Tuesday’s announcement that New Britain (CT) has received approval from the independent Atlantic League to bring a yet-to-be named relocated team to New Britain Stadium in 2016, baseball fans in the area will be pleased to have games to see next summer. Even happier, however, will be the city, which will get to use the ballpark more frequently. Read more here.