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WMBL’s Swift Current Indians Change Name, Unveil Logo

swift-current-57sPRESS RELEASE – The 2016 Western Major Baseball league champions have a new name. Honouring the 57 seasons the team played as The Swift Current Indians, the WMBL baseball team in Swift Current will now use the nickname “57’s”. Continue reading

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College Interested in Kitchener Panthers Ballpark Plan

Kitchener Panthers LogoThe Kitchener Panthers (Intercounty Baseball League) are in early talks with Conestoga College in Kitchener (ON) about partnering to build a shared-use, 1,500-seat baseball stadium on college land for a price tag of around $5-$10 million.  Read more here.

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A Possible Site for a New Montreal Ballpark?

Montreal Expos LogoMontreal baseball fans dreaming of the return of major league baseball were teased once again Monday after developer Luc Poirier said that his newly purchased downtown property could become a baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Alberta Town Wants WMBL Team

Western Major Baseball League LogoOrganizers in the City of Brooks in southeast Alberta, Canada, have announced that they are seeking a franchise in the summer collegiate Western Major Baseball League.  The team would play at the recently completed Brooks Quad Ball Complex.  Read more here.  Thanks to Phil Savage for the link.

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WMBL Coming to Fort McMurray (AB)?

Western Major Baseball League LogoIt appears as though Fort McMurray’s dream of finding a permanent tenant for Shell Place’s baseball stadium may not be that far off.  If Steve Avila of High Plains Baseball has his way, the summer collegiate Western Major Baseball League will be coming to town as early as 2016. Read more here.

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250 Miles from Arctic Circle, Yellowknife Ballpark Finally Gets Grass

Yellowknife -Tommy Forrest Ballpark RenderingIn the Lower 48 states, big news would be a brand new, multi-million dollar ballpark.  But in the remote provincial capital of Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada) (pop. 19,234), just getting grass on the local ball field is a big deal.  This past weekend, players and volunteers laid down almost 5,000 square yards of sod at Tommy Forrest Ballpark, replacing a dust and dirt outfield that’s been the bane of outfielders’ lives for decades.  Read more and view photos here.  Read about Yellowknife here.  Read fun facts about Yellowknife here.

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Dawgs Welcome 500,000th Fan to Seaman Stadium

Okotoks Dawgs Logo on BallPRESS RELEASE – Canada’s #1 summer collegiate club, the Okotoks Dawgs welcomed their 500,000th fan to beautiful Seaman Stadium on Canada Day, July 1st. Continue reading

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