The Rickwood Classic takes place on Wednesday, May 30, at Rickwood Field — America’s oldest baseball park, as the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) play host to the Chattanooga Lookouts starting at 12:30 p.m. The Barons will don uniforms from “Fabulous Fifties” when the club was affiliated with the New York Yankees from 1953 – 1956. The Lookouts will also wear period unis. View 2018 Rickwood Classic Fan Guide here.
A new plan suggests the 400 acres south of Interstate 24 along and around Broad Street could join in Chattanooga’s (TN) central city renaissance with the addition of new sports facilities, parks and zoning rules to allow new types of urban housing and retail development. Read more and view rendering here. View study here.
An early blueprint of the South Broad District’s future unveiled Thursday includes a multi-use minor league baseball park anchoring an array of housing and new retail and green space. Read more here.
An owner of the 141-acre former foundry site off South Broad Street in Chattanooga (TN) says he can envision “a mini-SunTrust Park” holding not just a minor league baseball stadium but housing and retail space. Read more here.
A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill. Read more here.
After two seasons as the owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League), Jason Freier continues to look for ways to make AT&T Field as pleasant as possible, but he realizes the 6,340-seat facility has an expiration date. Read more here.
Tennessee State Building Commission members on Thursday approved a planned 11-acre intramural sports complex at UTC’s historic Engel Stadium, former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League). Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts today unveiled updated marks and new jerseys for the 2016 season at a press conference at Erlanger’s e-Kids Learning Center. The team will wear their new home uniforms for the first time on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:15 p.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Today, the Chattanooga Lookouts introduced FSG Bank as their Presenting Partner for the 2015-2017 seasons. This multi-year partnership joins together two of Chattanooga’s hometown community businesses. Continue reading
The sale of the Chattanooga Lookouts to Atlanta-based general partners Jason Freier and John Woods has been approved by Major League Baseball. Read more here. Meanwhile, please enjoy a little “Chattanooga Cho Cho” and the Lookouts Train, which received a new look awhile back thanks to local artist Kristin Meyer. Watch video here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts are pleased to announce that the organization has signed a four-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins. The partnership with the Twins marks the team’s first affiliation with an American League team since 1987 when the Lookouts were with the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited AT&T Field, home of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League). Read more and view photos here
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts are excited to announce that the organization will host the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Coca-Cola and EPB Fiber Optics at AT&T Field. The 38th annual Southern League All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:15 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. This is the first time the Lookouts have hosted the event since Continue reading
MiLB reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look how the filming of 42, the new biopic about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, helped to advance efforts to restore historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN). Read more here. The movie opens April 12. View 42 trailer here.
It was 82-years ago Sunday that historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) opened its doors, and it’s had quite a storied past. It served as the home of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League) until the team moved into BellSouth Park (now AT&T Field) in 2000. Engel is still standing strong, so make sure you stop by for a visit the next time you’re in town. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce that Chattanooga Lookouts General Manager Frank Burke has been named the Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, as voted upon by his peers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, August 10th, the Lookouts will be turning back the clock with a little twist…of the moustache. Fans will have the opportunity to dress in their favorite, most outrageous 80’s era attire and receive a discounted general admission ticket for doing so. Also, in loving memory of 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke’s 2010 epic moustache, fans proudly displaying a moustache will Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After several weeks of submitting promotional ideas, and then a week of voting, the fans have spoken and determined a winner for the “My Lookouts Promotion” contest. And the winner is Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10th, Lookouts fans will have the opportunity to submit promotional ideas for the “My Lookouts Promotion” contest which will culminate with fans selecting the winning idea to be be used by the Lookouts as the featured promotion for the final 2011 regular season game on September 5th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lookouts have a launched a new website, www.AreTheLookoutsHome.com, which simply and directly states whether or not the Lookouts are, in fact, at home with a “Yes” or “No.” Continue reading
It’s business as usual for the Double-A Chattanooga (TN) Lookouts, as the 2011 season draws near, but the team is still for sale. The Burke family decided to sell the team, when the health of 82-year-old family patriarch Daniel Burke began to deteriorate. Son Frank Burke continues to oversee the club and any possible sale. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts and Brewer Media are proud to announce that the Lookouts new flagship station for the 2011 season will be Hippie Radio 106.9 FM and in High-Def on WPLZ 95.3 HD2. All 140 Lookouts games will be broadcast on Chattanooga’s newest digital radio station. “Our fans and partners have asked us to expand our coverage, and this gives us a great opportunity to reach out Continue reading
WTVC News Channel 9 in Chattanooga (TN) has reported that, according to co-owner Frank Burke, the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts might be for sale. Burke said that he has been dealing with some estate issues, and that his co-owner father, Daniel Burke, is in declining health. View news clip here. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts and Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that the two franchises have extended their Player Development Contract through the 2014 season. Continue reading
The Engel Foundation, a group organized to preserve 80-year-old, 5,997-seat Engel Stadium that was once home to the Chattanooga Lookouts, is trying to raise $150,000 to make basic repairs to the old park. In December, the stadium was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Read more here.
The historic preservation group The Cornerstones held an open house at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, TN. As we mentioned last week, efforts are underway to preserve the old ballpark. View photos of open house here.
Efforts are underway to preserve historic Engel Stadium, the former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts. The stadium was built in 1930 and has fallen into disrepair. Notable baseball heroes who have played at the old park include Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Harmon Killebrew. Read more here.