Chico State Athletics will be holding a celebration of the life of Steve Nettleton on Saturday at the stadium bearing his name, Nettleton Stadium. His lifelong interest in baseball and dream of owning a baseball team came to fruition when Nettleton and his partners brought the Chico Heat (Independent Professional, Western Baseball League) to town in 1997. Nettleton passed away in January. Read more here. Read more about the Heat here.
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The Chico Heat (Summer Collegiate, Great West League) have announced they will be playing baseball in Nettleton Stadium on the campus of Chico State University in Chico (CA) until 2020. The agreement extends the former two-year agreement the Heat had with the University Foundation from 2016 – 2017. Read more here.
The indy pro Chico Outlaws (North American League) have submitted a proposed lease extension to return to Nettleton Stadium on the campus of Chico State for the 2012 season. The ball is now in the Outlaws’ court, as the university has reviewed and sent back the proposal. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
It appears that the indy pro Chico Outlaws (North American League) will not return to Nettleton Stadium for the 2012 season. The league says that the chances of the team returning to Nettleton are “not very good,” and Chico State doesn’t seem overly interested in negotiating a new lease deal at this time under the current circumstances. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chico Outlaws of the new North American League announced today that they have concluded an extension with Chico State University for the team to continue to play at Nettleton Stadium on the college campus. Agreed to in principle in November, all the final details have been worked out and the agreement in now finalized. Continue reading
Once the darling market of the defunct indy pro Western Baseball League and now the Golden Baseball League, Chico (CA) might not be hosting indy pro ball next season. The Chico Outlaws are at the end of a six year lease agreement with Chico State University for the use of Nettleton Stadium, and the team has outstanding contractual obligations that will stifle lease renewal negotiations if they are not satisfied. Read more here.