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High Point Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

High Point (NC) broke ground today on its new $36-million, multi-use stadium to house a relocating Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise.  In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, officials unveiled the name and logo for the new facility — BB&T Point Stadium.  Read more and watch video here.

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High Point Ballpark Groundbreaking Set for April 11

The official groundbreaking ceremony for High Point’s stadium will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 11 at the construction site at the corner of N. Elm Street and Gatewood Avenue.  The stadium will serve as the home of the relocating Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Commission Gives High Point Authority to Issue Bonds to Build New Ballpark

The General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Government Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to let the High Point (NC) borrow up to $38 million to build a multiuse stadium downtown that would host an Atlantic League (International League) franchise.  Read more here.

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Transforming Bridgeport Ballpark Into Amphitheater Approved

In a vote of 18 to 2, the Bridgeport (CT) City Council authorized Mayor Joe Ganim to enter into a deal allowing local developer Howard Saffan to transform the just-vacated ballpark into a warm weather amphitheater.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Fans Gobble Up Memories During Bluefish Moving Sale

Fans of the departing Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) got a chance this past weekend to take truckloads of memories home after a massive moving sale.  Read more and watch news report here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Bluefish to High Point 2019

Plans are moving forward to bring a baseball team and a multi-use stadium to downtown High Point (NC), and it appears the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will be heading south to open a new chapter for the franchise.  Read more and watch video here.  Read about hotel project here.

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Caribbean Jerk Festival at Brideport’s Harbor Yard

Food trucks and vendors, clothing tents and a stage with a band took over the baseball field at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard — the soon-to-be former home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) — on Saturday for the 11th annual Caribbean Jerk Fest.  Read more and view photo gallery here.  Watch video here.

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