PRESS RELEASE – AutoZone Park’s 20th season is underway after nearly $2 million in stadium upgrades, improvements, and renovations ahead of 89 scheduled Memphis Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC games.
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AutoZone Park Set for 2019 Home Opener with $2 Million in Improvements
AutoZone Park Renovations Under Way
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds today announced details of the multi-million dollar renovation and major offseason enhancements that will be made to AutoZone Park. Continue reading
County Approves Its Portion of Memphis Ballpark Deal
Shelby County Commissioners reluctantly approved county government’s part of the AutoZone Park deal Monday, Jan. 27, despite delaying a vote on it at committee sessions last week. Read more here.
Memphis City Council Approves Deal to Purchase AutoZone Park
The Memphis (TN) City Council agreed Tuesday to purchase AutoZone Park for $24 million, allowing the completion of a deal that will see the St. Louis Cardinals take financial control of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Read more here.
Memphis Council Changes Terms, Delays Vote on AutoZone Park Deal
The Memphis (TN) City Council on Monday changed the terms of the proposed deal in which the city would buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals would buy the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). The council then delayed a vote on the amended terms until its meeting on Dec. 17. Read more here. Watch news report here.
A Moody Outlook for City’s Debt in AutoZone Park Deal
On the eve of a critical vote by the Memphis City Council, a report from Moody’s Investors Service gives a “negative” outlook to its Aa3 rating of $23.6 million in revenue bonds the city plans to use to finance the purchase of AutoZone Park and improvements to it. Read more here.
Downtown Memphis Commission Approves Bond Funding for AutoZone Park, Contingent Upon City Council Vote
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on Wednesday unanimously voted to issue up to $27 million in sports facility revenue bonds for the city’s acquisition of AutoZone Park, home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League), which is a prerequisite to – and conditioned on – the Memphis City Council approving a $20 million deal next Monday to buy out of the facility. Read more here.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Details of AutoZone Park Acquisition Emerge
The city of Memphis (TN) would reportedly spend $20 million to buy AutoZone Park and another $5 million for upgrades in a multiparty deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals take control of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). The Cardinals would buy the team and pony up $15 million for ballpark upgrades. Read more here. Read week-old article here.
Memphis Taking Over AutoZone Park, Cardinals Taking Over Redbirds?
City of Memphis (TN) officials are close to presenting a plan that would involve the city taking ownership of AutoZone Park in a three-party deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals purchase the financially troubled Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). Read more here – subscription required.
Filed under League & Franchise, Personnel & Operations
Redbirds, AutoZone Park Announce Largest Elvis Week Kick-Off Event Ever
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Greater Memphis Chamber, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Hard Rock Café and AutoZone Park have announced today the largest Elvis Week kick-off event in history. Continue reading
Filed under Conference & Events, Fun & Atmosphere
Redbirds Getting New Giant Video Board
The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) have inked a deal with South Dakota-based Daktronics to replace AutoZone Park’s original 23 feet by 30 feet video board with a giant 60 feet by 60 feet HD display. Read more here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
Redbirds’ Ownership Formulating Plan to Sell Team, Stadium
The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that owns the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) and AutoZone Park, is working to determine the right pricetag for the team and the stadium, as part of a developing plan to sell the assets. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Ballpark Visit ALERT: AutoZone Park (Memphis, TN)
Digital Ballparks visits AutoZone Park, home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). We haven’t yet been to AutoZone, but Eric Pastore believes the ballpark “may very well be the greatest ballpark ever build in modern times.” Read more and view photos here.
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