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Telus Field Headed for Wrecking Ball or American Association?

Edmonton Prospects LogoThere are concerns in Edmonton (AB) that Telus Field, the current home of the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League), could be leveled as the city is sending mixed messages about its future.  Meanwhile, American Association commissioner Miles Wolff appears to have a long-term vision for the indy pro circuit that could have a Canadian division led by Edmonton replacing the Texas teams.  Read more here.


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A Telus Field Revival?

Edmonton Telus Field LogoTelus Field in Edmonton (AB) could become the center of a baseball stadium district that spurs Rossdale redevelopment similar to the impact of Rogers Place on downtown, a new report says.  Read more here.  The stadium is the former home of the Triple-A Edmonton Trappers (Pacific Coast League) and indy pro Edmonton  Cracker-Cats/Capitals (Northern League/Golden Baseball Continue reading


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Edmonton Capitals Formally Announce They Will Not Play in 2013

Edmonton Capitals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Edmonton Capitals announced today they will not play baseball at Telus Field this season. The announcement comes after last year’s collapse of the North American League. Continue reading

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Capitals Continue to Hibernate in Edmonton

Edmonton Capitals LogoIt appears the indy pro Edmonton Capitals will take another season off, as franchise owners continue to search for a new home in a viable league.  The Caps suspended operations after the 2011 season, when the newly formed North American League began to fall apart.  Read more hereView team history here.

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Despite Edmonton’s Departure, Fort McMurray Still On Track for 2013

A few weeks ago, the indy pro Edmonton Capitals decided to withdraw from the North American League and not play in 2012.  This news has not deterred the owners of the proposed new team in Fort McMurray (AB), who still plan to begin play in a new ballpark starting in 2013.  Read more here.

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Prospects in Talks to Play at Telus Field

Now that the indy pro Edmonton Capitals (formerly North American League) have gone dark for 2012, the summer collegiate Edmonton Prospects (Western Major Baseball League) would like to play games at Telus Field.  The team is in discussions with Rexall Sports and Entertainment (RSE), which owns the Capitals and still leases Telus, about using the park.  Read more here.


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Edmonton Withdraws from North American League, Suspends Operations for 2012

We just rolled into Topeka (KS) while on the road, when our e-mail lit up with news that the indy pro Edmonton Capitals have withdrawn from the North American League.  This, of course, is a major blow to a league that was already operating on rickety stilts.  Read more here.  Thanks to all those who shot us the links.  Below is the team’s official release and video announcement: Continue reading


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Capitals to Host Entire Championship Series

The indy pro Edmonton Capitals and Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings will play the entire North American League championship series at Telus Field starting Thursday.  This appears to be a win-win money saving move, if the Capitals are handling the travel expenses for the WhiteWings.  Attendance at Telus Continue reading

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Capitals Unveil Military Appreciation Jerseys

PRESS RELEASE – The Edmonton Capitals are honouring the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces at this Friday’s game against the Calgary Vipers with Military Appreciation Night, including commemorative camouflage jerseys. Continue reading

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New Canadian League on Deck?

We spoke too soon on Sunday.  It looks like Can-Am League/American Association chief Miles Wolff is interested in developing a new Canadian baseball circuit that would include inter-league play with the Can-Am League.  Montreal would apparently be the foundation market to make this happen, if a proposed new 5,000 to 7,000-seat ballpark comes to fruition.  Wolff reportedly Continue reading


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Capitals GM Wants Triple-A Back, Interested in Partnering with Other Canadian Clubs

Patrick LaForge, governor (general manager) of the indy pro North American League’s Edmonton Capitals, would like to see Triple-A baseball back in Edmonton, and he’s willing to partner with the Vancouver Canadians (Single-A, Northwest League), Calgary Vipers (North American League), and Winnipeg Goldeyes (indy pro, American Association) to make it happen. Continue reading


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Captain Capital: Edmonton’s New Superhero

PRESS RELEASE – The city’s newest superhero officially arrived on Tuesday, as the Edmonton Capitals unveiled Captain Capital as their new mascot. Continue reading

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Oilers, Caps Ownership Interested in 51s, but No Deal in Works

Daryl Katz, the owner of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Golden Baseball League’s Edmonton Capitals, is apparently interested in bringing the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s to Edmonton.  But the Pacific Coast League does not appear interested in re-expanding the league into Canada, and the owners of the 51s do not appear interested in selling.  The real story here, though, is that Katz & Co. are shopping.  Read more here.

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Edmonton Capitals Seeking Stadium Naming Rights Partner

PRESS RELEASE – Rexall Sports Corporation is offering local businesses and advertisers the opportunity to put your company’s name on the home of the Edmonton Capitals Baseball Club and popular outdoor concert venue, currently named TELUS Field. Continue reading

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