In an agreement with developers Weddle Real Estate Investments, the city of Columbia (SC) is requiring the New York company to pony up $60,000 so Historic Columbia can make a documentary about Capital City Stadium and plan a “last tour” event before it is demolished. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) and New York Mets today announced that they are extending their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2020 season. Read more here.
A crowd of 9,629 fans – a new Spirit Communications Park record – was on hand Monday to not only view the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 99 years, but also to watch the Fireflies walk off in the bottom of the ninth inning. Read more here.
The Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) and city officials told a newly formed stadium board of advisers this week that several expensive upkeep projects are in the works for Spirit Communications Park, the minor league ballfield that only opened just over a year ago. Read more and view photos here.
Scott Hall, who runs Scott Hall Catering and the Bone-In Artisan Barbecue truck, will open a 3,600-square-foot, brick-and-mortar location of his much-loved smoked meat truck next to Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) announced Thursday it sold out of Tim Tebow’s No. 15 adult T-shirts less than 24 hours after it went on sale. Youth jerseys are still available on the club’s website. Read more here. Read more and watch video about “Tebow Time” here.
According the three consultants, it will cost Fayetteville (NC) $10 million more to build a new baseball stadium to bring in a Single-A Carolina League franchise, if they model it after the new ballpark in Columbia (SC). Read more here.