Tag Archives: Auction

Bader Field Back on the Auction Block

Atlantic City SurfAtlantic City (NJ) is putting Bader Field back on the auction block as it continues to look for potential revenue sources to help close a $100 million budget deficit and fend off a state takeover.  In addition to the old airport, the location is home of The Sandcastle, the former home of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Atlantic League/Can-Am League).  Read more and view aerial photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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More Specialty Jerseys on Deck for BlueClaws

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws have unveiled two special jerseys that they will wear during the month of June – a Boy Scout-themed jersey to be worn on June 7th, and an “Ugly-Sweater Jersey” that will be worn on Friday, June 19th. Continue reading

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Aviators Ballpark Hitting the Auction Block

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoStarting March 25th Aviators Stadium will be on the auction block.  Northside Community Bank of Gurnee is putting the Stadium up for sale.  The bank foreclosed on the ballpark in February of 2012 when the former owners were unable to make payments.  Bidding will take place online and run through April 2.  The bidding is expected to start at $1.5 million.  Read more and watch news report here.


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Newark Bears Hold Not-So-Successful Liquidation Sale

Newark Bears LogoThe now-defunct indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League) held a liquidation sale today at Riverfront Stadium in Newark (NJ).  As one attendee reported to us, owner Doug Spiel apparently stopped the auction after a mere 3 1/2 hours and said the remaining available items (only 10 percent sold, we hear) would be sold in lots for more money.  Attendees apparently weren’t too happy about the Continue reading

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Newark Bears Done?

Newark Bears LogoRumors were already out there that the indy pro Newark Bears would not be returning for the 2014 season.  Beyond the team’s absence from the Can-Am League website header and 2014 schedule, a liquidation sale and auction announcement was posted on the Bears Facebook page this afternoon. Continue reading


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Astrodome Yard Sale and Auction Today

Houston Astros Old LogoThousands of people lined up Saturday for the chance to take home a piece of the iconic but dilapidated Houston Astrodome.  Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a referendum authorizing up to $217 million in bonds to turn the stadium into a giant convention center and exhibition space.  If the referendum fails, officials say the facility will likely be razed.  Read more here.

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