The demolition continues at the site of Campbell’s Field, the former home of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). View demolition photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Campbell’s Field, former home of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) is expected to face the wrecking ball after 17 years. The 6,700-seat park cost $35 million to build. Camden County Improvement Authority is looking for bids on the demolition. Read more here.
The joint venture behind a high-profile office tower in Camden (NJ) has unveiled another piece of its waterfront redevelopment — a $48 million, 156-unit luxury apartment building — adjacent to soon-to-be demolished Campbell’s Field, former home of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here. Thanks to Johnn Cerone for the link.
Camden’s troubled baseball stadium, once hailed a new beginning for the city’s waterfront, will be torn down and replaced with three Rutgers University athletic fields under a deal approved by the university’s board Thursday. Read more here.
The beautiful 6,700-seat ballpark on the Camden Waterfront, opened in 2001 for the departed Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), will be demolished soon, according to George E. Norcross III, a power hitter in South Jersey business and politics. Read more here.
Campbell’s Field, once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of Camden (NJ), continues to sit empty after the departure of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), but redevelopment projects worth hundreds of millions are rising up around it. Read more and view photos here.
In a lengthy phone conversation with Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton, he confirmed that that the league has had conversations about a return to “one or both” of the Atlantic City and Camden markets, but not for the 2017 season. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
Campbell’s Field and Camden County (NJ) are still searching for a tenant after the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) left the city for New Britain (CT) last October after an impasse over lease negotiations. Read more here.
The Camden Riversharks (Indy Pro, Atlantic League), which have played at the city’s waterfront Campbell’s Field for 15 years, has ceased all operations, according to a statement from the team. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Liberty Property Trust plans to construct a $1 billion “iconic skyline” along the Delaware River in Camden, N.J., near Campbell’s Field, the current home of the Camden Riversharks (Indy Pro, Atlantic League). Read more and view renderings here. View press release here.
Rendering of proposed Liberty Property Trust’s mixed-use Camden waterfront development, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
The independent Atlantic League’s plans to move one of its teams to recently vacated New Britain (CT) might also signal a shift in the short-season New York-Penn League. Read more here.
The Camden Riversharks (Indy Pro, Atlantic League) have played at Camden’s (NJ) waterfront Campbell’s Field for 15 years, but the team could be relocating to New Britain (CT) and replaced with an affiliated club, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read more here and here.
PRESS RELEASE – Have you ever wanted to test your strength and see how far you could hit a ball into the Delaware River? Well, now is your chance to show off your homerun swing and maybe you’ll be able to hit a ball into Philadelphia! Continue reading
Officials on Friday released additional details of the Camden County Improvement Authority’s pending $3.5 million purchase of Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks (Indy Pro, Atlantic League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks organization has named Lindsay Rosenberg as the third general manager in franchise history. Rosenberg will assume the GM role effective today and lead the front office staff as the planning process for the 2015 15th anniversary season is underway. Continue reading
Despite the challenge of drawing fans to Camden (NJ) and a lawsuit from Santander Bank, which contends the team’s owner, Camden Baseball LLC, has defaulted on more than $4.6 million for financing of Campbell’s Field, the indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League) have a positive outlook about the team’s future in the market. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Did you miss out on the instant-cult classic Sharknado last summer, or are you just looking to refresh your memory before Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres on July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy? Well, the Camden Riversharks have you covered!
Jaworski Turf Solutions, a new division of Ron Jaworski Golf owned by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN commentator Ron Jaworski, has signed a deal with the indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League) to provide field maintenance at Campbell’s Field. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Freelance scribe Tara Nurin takes a look at the reported financial challenges surrounding Campbell’s Field located in Camden (NJ) and ponders the future of the indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League). Read more here.
Citing missed payments, a bank that helped finance the development of Campbell’s Field, home of the indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League), is suing to recover $4.6 million in loans. CFDA Baseball Property Inc., which took out the loans, and the Riversharks ownership group, the guarantor of the loans, have been named in the suit. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
A month after it was announced that the Temple University Owls would play their home conference games at Campbell’s Field in Camden (NJ), home of the independent professional Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League, Temple’s Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from athletic director Kevin Clark to eliminate seven intercollegiate sports, including the school’s history Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League have announced a multitude of staff changes heading into the offseason spanning throughout the entire Front Office. Continue reading
A 15-foot, animated T-Rex dinosaur will greet fans and throw out the first pitch at tonight’s indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League) game at Campbell’s Field. The purpose is to promote Field Station: Dinosaurs, an interactive outdoor Jurassic learning destination outside NYC. Field Station’s slogan: “9 Minutes from Manhattan. 90 Million Years Back in Time.” Read more and view photo here.
A Labor Day weekend series at The Sandcastle in Atlantic City (NJ) between the indy pro Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks and Sugar Land Skeeters appears to be no go, as promoter Mario Perrucci says he won’t sign a contract until needed facility repairs are completed. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Preceding the 2012 Atlantic League Softball Game presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, there will be a star-studded celebrity softball game presented by “Jaws Youth Playbook” at Campbell’s Field. Continue reading
With an eye toward potentially fielding a full-time team in Atlantic City beginning in 2013, Atlantic League CEO Frank Boulton announced Wednesday that the Camden Riversharks and first-year Sugarland Skeeters will play a three-game series at Sandcastle Stadium on Labor Day weekend, if the city can restore the playing field in time. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks are stepping up to the plate and going mobile in 2012. Mobile marketing that is. And, the Riversharks have come out swinging even before the season has started while just in the rookie year of its mobile marketing plans. Its custom QR Code, complete with the Riversharks logo injected in it, was a real hit. It was named by CNN and Money magazine Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League has awarded the 2012 Atlantic League All Star Game to the Camden Riversharks. The game will occur on July 11, 2012 at 7:05 at Campbell’s Field. Preceding the All Star Game, and in conjunction with Ron Jaworski‘s, “Jaws Youth Playbook”, Campbell’s Field will host a celebrity softball game. Continue reading
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is promoting the six minor league baseball teams in New Jersey via the state’s official website. Now this is the type of elected representation we like to see! View website here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Camden (NJ) Riversharks began their 11th season in the indy pro Atlantic League on Friday night in York (PA), with team officials feeling good about the progress that’s been made over the years to advance the clubs’s presence and reputation in the marketplace. Through a community outreach strategy that includes open access to beautiful Campbell’s Field, volunteerism, charity Continue reading
The owners of the Atlantic League’s Camden (NJ) Riversharks have been looking to add a few local investors to the team’s ownership group for some time now. The hope is to find someone who has roots in the community and is willing to learn the business. Reportedly, two groups are interested, but one of them wants to acquire the entire team. It’s not for sale. The current ownership Continue reading
Sports marketing and PR guy Joe Favorito compares the success of New Jersey’s affiliated teams (Trenton Thunder and Lakewood Blue Claws), with the state’s challenged indy pro clubs (Newark Bears, New Jersey Jackals, and now-defunct Sussex Skyhawks). We thinks Joe should have given a little ink to the popular indy pro Somerset Patriots, Camden Riversharks, Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, September 16th the Camden Riversharks will be hosting a “Night of 1,000 Giveaways”. We will be giving away over 1,000 items, so no fan should leave Campbell’s Field empty handed! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, July 13th, from 5:30pm to 9pm come to network with the Sharks! Meet Von Hayes, Former Phillie Great and the Riversharks General Manager Adam Lorber from 5:40pm to 6:00pm. The Camden Riversharks will host The Somerset Patriots with first pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm. Networking and light appetizers will take place atop Campbell’s Field in the Diamond Café with a great view of the Philadelphia skyline. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Join us June 4 for Scout Sleepover! Enjoy a game, dinner, a movie, and an exciting fireworks show! After the game, you can pitch a tent and sleep under the stars in our outfield. Wake up the next morning and particpate in a baseball clinic with Riversharks players. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks announced the launch of their season-long promotional campaign with Nutrisystem, one of the nation’s leading weight loss programs. Joel Seiden, Assistant General Manager of the Camden Riversharks, will be on Nutrisystem for the entire length of the 2010 season with the goal of losing approximately Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Camden Riversharks announced today that they have been selected for inclusion in Baseball America’s 2010 Great Parks Calendar. This is the second time that the national publication has honored Campbell’s Field as one of the nation’s best ballparks. It had previously done so in 2004 as well. Continue reading