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Nueces County Ballpark Regains Footing Beyond Baseball

Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX), the former home of the Coastal Bend Aviators (Independent Professional, Central Baseball League/American Association), has struggled for viability.  Looking beyond baseball, Nueces County has found some new uses for the field by renting it out to more than 40 different organizations and businesses.  Read more here.

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Neuces County Sues Coastal Bend Thunder

Nueces County (TX) has filed suit against the former Coastal Bend Thunder (now McAllen Thunder) from the United League (now North American League) for more than $142,000 in unpaid rent, utilities, and stadium cleanup and repair costs associated with the team’s lease of Fairgrounds Field.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Future Cloudy for Fairgrounds Field, Texas Collegiate League Ready to Play Ball (REPRINT)

We posted this story about the future of Fairgrounds Field in Robstown outside of Corpus Christi (TX), but a subscription requirement prevented readers from viewing the actual article from The Neuces County Record Star. We have been given permission to reprint the full article below: Continue reading

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Future Cloudy for Fairgrounds Field, Texas Collegiate League Ready to Play Ball

Matt Cardenjas from The Nueces County Star Record takes a look at the past and future of Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX), the former home for the indy pro Coastal Bend Aviators, Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs, and Coastal Bend Thunder. Read more here (subscription required).  The real meat of the story is that the Texas Collegiate League has been patiently lying in wait for the perfect Continue reading

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Thunder Formally Booted from Fairgrounds Field

No big suprise here, but today the Nueces County Commissioners formally terminated the county’s lease with the United League’s Coastal Bend (Robstown, TX) Thunder.  The Thunder owed more than $28,000 in back rent for using Fairgrounds Field.  Read more here.  Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.

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Locked Out Thunder Face Deadline Today

The United League’s Coastal Bend (Robstown, TX) Thunder have been locked out of Fairgrounds Field for weeks for non-payment of $28,000 in back rent.  Today, January 15, is the deadline for the Thunder to pay up, or they are out.  Don’t hold your breath.  Read more here and here.

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ULB’s/NAL’s Thunder Locked Out of Ballpark

The United League’s Coastal Bend Thunder have been locked out of Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX).  The Nueces County Commissioners took action against the Thunder on Wednesday, because the team and the league had failed to respond to repeated attempts to recover $24,000 in unpaid rent.  The team has until Jan. 15 to pay up, or the commissioners will seek a new tenant.  The club was Continue reading

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