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Erie Council to Consider Proposal to Advance Ballpark Upgrades

As part of the multimillion-dollar upgrade planned for UPMC Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League), about 90 feet of public space along East Ninth Street would be removed to create a new main entrance.  The Erie City Council will weigh in on that proposal during its regular meeting on Wednesday.  Read more here.

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New State-of-the-Art Scoreboard on Tap for Erie Ballpark

The Erie County Convention Center Authority’s board of directors on Thursday approved a $789,959 low bid from Daktronics, the Brookings, South Dakota, company that specializes in scoreboards, sound systems and video displays.  The new scoreboard is part of a planned multimillion-dollar upgrade to UPMC Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Ponies to Play Game as Stud Muffins

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Read more here from Chris Creamer and SportsLogos.net.

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Despite Improvements, Squirrels Not Resigned to Staying at The Diamond

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) on Monday unveiled the $250,000 video board, which will capture on-field action and present movie and TV clips, custom animations, a noise-meter, hat shuffles, and other entertainment.  But, this and other improvements do not signal that the team is resigned to being at The Diamond for the long haul.  Read more here.

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No More Peanuts, Cracker Jacks at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

PRESS RELEASE – The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced it will no longer sell shelled peanuts and Cracker Jack at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in an effort to make the venue more accessible for those with peanut and tree nut allergies.

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Sea Dogs to become the Maine Whoopie Pies

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs are changing their name…for one night anyway. The Sea Dogs will become the Maine Whoopie Pies, presented by Trademark Federal Credit Union, on Friday, June 21st when they host the Reading Fightin Phils at 7:00 PM at Hadlock Field. The name change is in celebration of the official state treat of Maine: the whoopie pie!

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Fightins Hire Karbach as new Director of Public/Media Relations and Broadcaster

PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, proud double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the hiring of Kirsten Karbach as the team’s new Director of Public/Media Relations and Radio Broadcaster. Karbach had previously been with the Clearwater Threshers as their broadcaster since the 2013 season. She was named the 2018 Florida State League Broadcaster of the Year.

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