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Brochure Raises Question About Future of Bridgeport’s Ballpark

Mayor Joe Ganim‘s economic development department is reviewing three competing contenders — Frank Boulton, Howard Saffan/Live Nation and an unnamed soccer organization — to use the Harbor Yard ballpark in Bridgeport after a proposed $185 million renovation.  Some have raised concerns that the decision has already been made.  Read more here.

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HPU President to Lead High Point (NC) Ballpark Effort

High Point University President Nido Qubein will lead the city’s effort to build a minor-league baseball stadium and develop the surrounding area.  Read more here.

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High Point to Interview Two Groups Interested in Ballpark Project

The city said it has a commitment from the independent Atlantic League to provide a franchise to High Point (NC) if the stadium is built and suitable ownership emerges.  Read more here (subscription required).

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Still No Team for Campbell’s Field, Surrounding Redevelopment Could Challenge Its Future

Campbell’s Field, once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of Camden (NJ), continues to sit empty after the departure of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), but redevelopment projects worth hundreds of millions are rising up around it.  Read more and view photos here.

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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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