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Squirrels Unveil Nightly Promos, Welcome VA Governor’s Support for Ballpark Solution

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) continue a week-long unveiling of their 2016 Promotional Calendar with the announcement of nightly promotions for each day of the week this season.  View press release here.  Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has chimed in to support keeping the Squirrels in Richmond (VA).  Read more here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels 2016 Daily Promos

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Future of the Boulevard: Public Ballpark Discussions Begin

Richmond Flying SquirrelsAt the first public meeting to discuss how the city of Richmond (VA) should develop the 60 acres of land it owns on the Boulevard, every resident who spoke agreed that a stadium for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) should remain on the property.  A hired consulting firm presenting at the meeting concluded that the “highest and best economic use” for the property doesn’t include a stadium, but they only studied it in terms of economics.  Five more meetings are scheduled.  Read more here.

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Parties Will Pony Up to Cover Cost Overruns, Hartford Ballpark to Open May 31

Hartford Yard Goats LogoA $10.4 million funding gap for Hartford’s (CT) new minor league baseball stadium would be plugged with additional money from the developer, the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) and the city in an agreement that could have the ballpark ready for a home opener May 31.  Read more and watch press conference here.

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Goats Lose First 17 Home Dates, Look to Future in New Park

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Yard Goats’ (Double-A, Eastern League) home-opening date was left uncertain by Tuesday’s rescheduling of the first 17 home games, but a vision of what the park could be — eventually — was floated before business and civic leaders at a lunch meeting at Black Eyed Sally’s downtown.  Read more here.

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Dugout Suite Announced as Newest Improvement to Baseballtown

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – Over the team’s 50-year history, the Reading Fightin Phils have constantly improved the 66-year old FirstEnergy Stadium with ballpark renovations and enhancements. In 2016, the red carpet will be rolled out to fans with the Savage61 Dugout Suite, the team’s newest addition to America’s Classic Ballpark. Continue reading

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Officials Square Off Today Over Dunkin’ Donuts Park Cost Overruns

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe developer of the $56 million ballpark under construction for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), Hartford’s stadium authority, and the team’s owner will square off Tuesday over more than $10 million in cost overruns — including higher expenses for steel, concrete and plumbing — that the developer blames on expensive revisions made by the city.  Read more here.

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Richmond Too Small for Minor League Ball?

Richmond Flying SquirrelsMichael Paul William from the Richmond Times-Dispatch has written an interesting piece arguing that Richmond’s lack of annexation powers is hampering progress on a new ballpark for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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