Tag Archives: Double-A

Mayor Calls Bond, Legal Battle Looms

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe mayor of Hartford (CT) has called the $47 million bond for the ballpark being built in Hartford and said DoNo stadium developer Centerplan Construction Company has defaulted on its agreement with the city.  DoNo and Centerplan have pledged to fight the claim in court because they say the city has some culpability in the park being late.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Thunder to Host 2nd Annual World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are pleased to announce some event details for the second annual Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 24, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating. Continue reading

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Dreaming of a New Richmond Ballpark, Pondering Amenities and Features

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPresumably, Richmond (VA) will have a new ballpark one day.  Chuck Domino, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (Double-A, Eastern League) chief executive, based on his observations over the years, has a growing list of minor league stadium features that could potentially work into a Richmond plan.  Read more here.

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Could Work Stop on Hartford’s New Ballpark?

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIn a decision that could delay construction on Dunkin’ Donuts Park indefinitely, the Hartford Stadium Authority on Thursday voted 4-0 to give the green light to Sean Fitzpatrick, its executive director, and Howard Rifkin, the city’s corporation counsel, to file a claim with the developer’s insurance company.  Read more here.

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RoughRiders Announce Dambach to Relocate to Pennsylvania, Will Retain Bulk of His Duties

Frisco RoughRiders New Teddy LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced that Executive Vice President & General Manager Jason Dambach will be relocating and returning to his native Pennsylvania for family reasons. Dambach will remain intimately involved with the franchise and retain the bulk of his duties. Chief Operating Officer Scott Burchett will assume additional day-to-day responsibilities. Continue reading

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Plan for Downtown San Antonio Ballpark Questioned

San Antonio MissionsNo real news year, but weeks after Mayor Ivy Taylor announced plans to bring a Triple-A baseball team to downtown San Antonio (TX), current and former political leaders have raised questions about the proposed project.  Read more here.

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Blue Wahoos to Become ‘Mullets’ for What If Night Thursday, Unveil Branding

Pensacola Blue Wahoos LogoPRESS RELEASE – When choosing the name of Pensacola’s new Double-A club in 2012, more than 3,200 votes were cast for six final choices. The Blue Wahoos won over the possibilities of the Aviators, Mullets, Redbones, Salty Dogs and Loggerheads. Continue reading

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