Tag Archives: Atlantic League

Introducing: The “New” Bethpage Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday evening, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Long Island Ducks and representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works unveiled the team’s brand new LED field lighting system. Following the ceremonies, the Ducks took the field under the new lights for the very first time for the team’s final workout prior to the start of the 2017 season. Continue reading

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The Sandcastle Not Looking Good

One month away from its 20th birthday, the once-beautiful Surf Stadium in Atlantic City (NJ) (aka The Sandcastle) has again fallen into a state of disrepair, according to local beat writer David Weinberg.  Read more here.

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Bridgeport Throws Out Ballpark Use Bids, Will Start Over

Due to a technicality, the city of Bridgeport (CT) is tossing out three competing bids it received last week to operate the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and initiating a do-over.  On Twitter, Jamie Toole, former general manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), had a few choice words for the city.  Read more here.

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Atlantic League to High Point (NC)?

The High Point (NC) City Council approved spending up to $15 million to purchase land in downtown High Point for a multi-purpose stadium to serve as home of an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise.  Read more and view renderings here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Revs Unveil ‘Extreme Heat’ Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – Prepping for another hot summer, the York Revolution unveiled today the design for an alternate uniform players will don when the 2017 forecast calls for extreme heat. The design features a mesh shirt and will mark the return of shorts to professional baseball. Continue reading

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Three Separate Groups Submit Proposals to Use Bridgeport Ballpark

In response to an RFP issued, three different business entities on Wednesday submitted competing proposals for the two-decade-old Ballpark at Harbor Yard, including current tenant the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), a developer and concert promoter, and a soccer entity.  Read more here.  Thank to John Cerone for the link.

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Long Island Ducks to Introduce ‘Duck Tail Ale’ in 2017

PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced that the Atlantic League club is teaming up with local brewer, Great South Bay Brewery, to produce a private label craft brew dubbed “Duck Tail Ale”. The beer will be produced in Bay Shore at Great South Bay Brewery, delivered to Bethpage Ballpark by Long Island’s Clare Rose Distributors, Inc., and served cold to thirsty Ducks fans of age all season long. Continue reading

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