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Shuckers Unveil 2019 Southern League All-Star Game Logo

PRESS RELEASE – At a press conference on Wednesday, the Biloxi Shuckers revealed the official logo for the 2019 Southern League All-Star Game. The Shuckers will host the Southern League’s annual All-Star Festivities on June 17 and 18 at MGM Park.

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City Sues Owners of Shuckers Over Ballpark Payments

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe honeymoon is apparently over after two seasons of minor league baseball, with the city filing a lawsuit today in Chancery Court against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.

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Shuckers Announce Additions to Front Office Staff

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, are pleased to announce new additions to the organization’s full-time front office staff. Continue reading

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Biloxi Makes Final Ballpark Payment

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe Biloxi City Council approved what should be the final payment related to the construction of MGM Park, home of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.

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Shuckers Open New Ballpark

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe on, off, and on again June 6 opening of the new MGM Park became a reality Saturday night, as the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League) kicked off their inaugural home stand in front of a sellout crowd of 5,095.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Opening Delayed

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League) won’t be moving into MGM Park as expected on June 6 due to construction delays. Instead, the team will remain on the road until the City of Biloxi and its partner, Yates Construction, can finish the job.  Both the club and city are hopeful the ballpark can open by Aug. 4 or sooner.  Read more and view photo here.

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Racing Toward the Ballpark Finish Line

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoWork crews have started putting seats in the bowl of the Biloxi Shuckers’ (Double-A, Southern League) stadium along with drainage in the outfield and are laying out the bases. Next will be the soil, and officials are hoping grass can go down in about 30 days.  Read more here.  In other news, the Shuckers have selected Ovations Food Services as the team’s concessionaire.  Read more here.

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Shuckers, City Agree to Deal to Speed Ballpark Construction

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League) and Overtime Sports will kick in at least $925,000 in upgrades to the minor league baseball stadium to hurry its construction.  In exchange, the city will forego the $2 surcharge on ticket sales in 2015 and 2016 for the first 231,250 tickets sold.  Read more and view photos here.

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Another $1 Million to Open New Biloxi Ballpark in April

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe City of Biloxi (MS) has one week to decide where the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League) will open the 2015 baseball season.  If city leaders want the first home game to be played at MGM Park, and avoid a penalty of $10,000 for each game the Shuckers are forced to play elsewhere, it will cost another $1 million.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Hires Event Planner for New Ballpark

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe city of Biloxi (MS) has hired Cliff Kirkland to plan non-baseball events at the new MGM Park, the new ballpark under construction for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League).  Under the terms of the contract with the Shuckers and the Beau Rivage, the city is allowed to hold 10 events in the stadium each year.  Kirkland is currently director of the Main Street Association in Biloxi.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Voice of Generals Moves On to Shuckers

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoJackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – Chris Harris, the radio broadcast voice of the Generals since 2009 has accepted the position of Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting with the new Biloxi Shuckers (MIL) franchise of the Southern League. Harris was the Generals’ Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting from 2009-14 and promoted to VP of Communications Continue reading

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Biloxi Stadium Taking Shape

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe first section of the seating bowl at MGM Park was set in place Monday, marking a major step in the construction of Biloxi’s downtown baseball stadium being built for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Topping Out Ceremony at MGM Park

Biloxi Baseball Double BA “topping out” ceremony was held at MGM Park on Tuesday signifying that construction of the $36 million stadium has reached its highest point.  Mayor A.J. Holloway signed the steel beam before it was hoisted, along with an American flag and a traditional evergreen tree, to the steel frame at the baseball park.  Read more and view photo here.

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Biloxi Baseball to Unveil Branding on Nov. 24

Biloxi Baseball Double BThe owners of the new Double-A Southern League franchise relocating to Biloxi (MS) will hold an event on Monday, Nov. 24, to unveil the team’s name, logo and colors.  The big reveal will take place at the Saenger Theatre on Reynoir Street at 5:30 pm.  Read more here. View invitation here.

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Nixed Biloxi Ballpark Seating Bays Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BBy a four-to-three vote, the Biloxi (MS) City Council agreed to spend more than $418,000 on four seating bays they originally stripped from the ballpark under construction for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Money-Saving, Cut-From-the-Bluprints Seating May Have to be Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BAs construction has progressed on the new ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), developers and owners have discovered what could be a mistake in the plans for the $36 million stadium.  Four seating bays that were originally cut from the blueprints to save money may have to be there because of minor league seating requirements.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Construction Update

Biloxi Baseball Double BMGM Stadium, the new Biloxi (MS) home for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), is going vertical.  The entrances off Caillavet Street are taking shape.  The home team dugout has already been built, and the first of the steel is being lifted by crane and put in place behind the dugout to support the main structure.  Read more and view photos here.

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It’s ‘MGM Park’ for New Biloxi Stadium

Biloxi Baseball Double BUnder a 20-year naming rights deal announced Wednesday, the new baseball stadium under construction in downtown Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) will officially be called MGM Park.  Read more here and here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Playing Beat the Clock in Biloxi

Biloxi Baseball Double BWith all the delays, the $36 million stadium under construction in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) is slated to be completed by next August, well beyond the start of the 2015 season.  But, there is some level of hope that the stadium could be ready for play before then.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Update

Biloxi Baseball Double BConstruction has begun at the site of the future baseball stadium in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), but it’s still in the beginning stages and hasn’t quite taken the familiar diamond shape of a baseball field yet.  On Tuesday, Yates Construction updated the city council on where the project stands at this juncture.  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Biloxi Council Approves Ballpark Construction Bid

Biloxi Baseball Double BConstruction of the new MGM Ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) could get underway as soon as mid August, as the city council approved a trimmed-down construction bid Tuesday.  Read more here and here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Budget Trimmed, Time to Move Ahead

Biloxi Baseball Double BThe City of Biloxi (MS) has trimmed enough off of the cost of the planned minor league baseball stadium that it is now ready to move forward with construction, according to a release from the city Friday.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Bids Come in Over Budget, Name-the-Team Contest Ends, Huntsville Wants New Team

Biloxi Baseball Double BBiloxi (MS) city officials learned Wednesday that the lowest contractor bid for a new stadium was at $32.27 million, some $5 million more than the initial budget.  This could keep the team in Huntsville (AL) for the 2015 season.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, Biloxi Baseball’s name-the-team contest has eneded with 60,000 votes.  Read more here.  Meanwhile Huntsville wants new team.  Read more here.

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Time to Build in Biloxi, Construction Bids Will be Opened Wednesday

Biloxi Baseball Double BBids will be opened Wednesday for construction of the minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Over the next nine months, South Mississippi will be witness to the birth of the stadium and a team.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: (A Goodbye to) Joe Davis Stadium (Huntsville, AL)

Huntsville Stars LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Joe Davis Stadium, home of the Biloxi (MS)-bound Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and view photos here

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Biloxi Enters Final Phase of Name the Team Contest

Biloxi Baseball Double BThe name-the-team contest for the Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) relocating to Biloxi (MS) is down to six finalists announced on June 2, including the Beacon, Black Jacks, Mullets, Schooners, Shrimpers or Shuckers.  The voting continues for another week at BaseballBiloxi.com.  Read more here and here.

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Biloxi Team Owners Not Too Concerned About Ballpark Delay

Huntsville Stars LogoDespite architects’ estimates that the new Biloxi minor league baseball stadium would not be ready until more than a month into the 2015 season, team part-owner Tim Bennett said Thursday the project has not reached the “worrisome” stage.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Opening Pushed Back from April to May

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council learned Tuesday that construction of the MGM Ballpark at Beau Rivage could be running behind schedule.  The city anticipates a substantial completion date of May 17, 2015.  Read more and watch news report hereRead more here.

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Biloxi Ditches Ballpark Construction Manager, Will Seek Bids for General Contractor

Biloxi Baseball Double BThere was a major change on Friday involving the new baseball stadium in Biloxi (MS) being built for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Convinced it will save time and money, the city council voted in a special session to do away with the construction manager approach and take bids for a general contractor instead.  Read more here.

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Team Biloxi Names GM, Launches Name the Team Contest

Huntsville Stars LogoBuck Rogers, an 18-year Minor League Baseball executive, has been named the first General Manager in the history of the Biloxi Baseball Club.  The announcement was made today by team president Ken Young at a press conference held at the Biloxi Visitors Center.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the team launched a Name The Team Contest starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning.  Click below to submit your entry:

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Huntsville Councilman: Stars Violating Maintenance Provisions of Ballpark Lease

Huntsville Stars LogoHuntsville City Councilman Bill Kling is raising concerns over maintenance at Joe Davis Stadium just weeks before the Biloxi-bound Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) begin their final season in the Rocket City.  He says the Stars have not lived up to their lease agreement at the ballpark, which specifies that the team maintain the scoreboard and public address system.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Council Votes to Finance Baseball Stadium

Huntsville Stars LogoThe standing-room-only crowd at City Hall cheered when the Biloxi (MS) City Council closed the meeting Tuesday after voting 5-2 to issue a $21 million bond to build a new downtown stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more here.

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Vote on New Biloxi Ballpark Delayed

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council likely won’t decide Tuesday night whether to issue a $21 million bond to build a downtown baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), as one of the council members is on duty with the National Guard and unavailable.  The vote on the bond, hiring the architect and three other baseball resolutions will likely be scheduled for early next week.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Vote Next Tuesday

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Biloxi (MS) Council is expected to vote next Tuesday whether to issue $21 million in bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Biloxi Celebrates New Ballpark with Groundbreaking Ceremony

Huntsville Stars LogoSeveral hundred baseball fans turned out Thursday afternoon for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new downtown Biloxi (MS) baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Biloxi Ballpark Groundbreaking Next Week

Huntsville Stars LogoThe groundbreaking for the new downtown Biloxi (MS) ballpark for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m.  Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to be on hand for the ceremony.  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Southern League Approves Sale of Stars

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Double-A Southern League announced Friday that it has approved the sale of the Huntsville Stars, which are slated to move to a new downtown ballpark in Biloxi (MS) in 2015.  The franchise is being sold by a group led by Miles Prentice to a group led by Ken Young.  The sale must also be approved by both Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball to be final.  Read more here.

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Huntsville Stars Allowed to Move to Biloxi

Huntsville Stars LogoThe 10 team owners from the Double-A Southern League reportedly voted Wednesday to allow the sale and relocation of the Huntsville Stars to the developing new ballpark in downtown Biloxi (MS).  Read more and view news report here.

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Biloxi Delays Ballpark Vote, Huntsville Stars Targeted

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi City Council has delayed a vote on a new minor league baseball stadium while those working to bring a team to the city are in Orlando at the Major League Baseball’s winter meetings.  Read more here Miles Prentice, majority owner of Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), has reportedly been in negotiations with Ken Young, who wants to buy and move the team to Biloxi.  Read more here

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Permit Approved for Biloxi Ballpark Project

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a 6,000-seat minor league baseball stadium with a 350-car garage and a pedestrian bridge over U.S. 90.  Read more here.

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