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Uncertainty Remains for Bringhurst Field, Mayor Takes Shot at United League

Aces LogoAlexandria (LA) officials are trying to figure out what to do with Bringhurst Field, but they don’t seem to be in a hurry because there’s no easy solution and there’s no community agreement on it.  As you recall, the historic ballpark was partially condemned in 2012 because of structural concerns, and a fire destroyed the clubhouse in December.  Read more here.  As a United League side note, below Continue reading

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Bryant Claims ULB Not Yet Dead

United League LogoContrary to reports that the indy pro United League Baseball will shut down — along with all of its teams, including the San Angelo Colts — ULB owner John Bryant says the league is in danger but not yet dead.  Read more here (subscription required).  Read our relevant comments below our San Angelo posting here.

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Future of LaGrave Field Remains Unclear

Ft. Worth Cats LogoLast fall, the owner of LaGrave Field, Fort Worth Stadium Group LLC led by Houston developer Andrew Schatte, chose not to renew the stadium’s lease with the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League) and closed the ballpark down.  As a developer, he bought LaGrave in 2012 in hopes of selling it or swapping it for more surrounding land.  So far, there have been no takers.  Public officials, who have so far rejected the Continue reading

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United League Ceases Operations

United League LogoIn not-so-surprising news, the indy pro United League has called it quits.  Read more here.

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Cue Up the Euthanasia Puns for the Cats

Ft. Worth Cats LogoThe indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League) are on life support after losing their lease to play at LaGrave Field.  The baseball season begins May 15.  If the cats can’t find another home by the end of January, it’s doubtful the team will play, according to team owner John Bryant.  Read more here.

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United League’s Colts Face Major Bankruptcy Hurdle in Court

San Angelo Colts LogoThe trustee overseeing the Chapter 11 (reorganization) bankruptcy filing by the business that owns the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League) has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas to (1) dismiss the Colts’ Chapter 11 filing, or (2) convert it to a Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy because “The Debtor has failed to file monthly operating reports and failed to provide the United State Trustee with tax returns, proof of insurance, and proof of debtor-in-possession bank account.”  Read more here.

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Future for LaGrave Field Unclear

Ft. Worth Cats LogoThe indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League) have been ejected from LaGrave Field, and the team name will reportedly stay in town, but the actual future of the ballpark remains unclear.  It could be leveled, if a team owner or league doesn’t step up to the plate to lease (or maybe even buy?) the facility.  We have to believe the indy pro American Association and/or Atlantic League are taking a close look at the situation.  Read more here.

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