The Atlantic City (NJ) City Council has authorized Frank Boulton, the former owner of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League) to find an ownership group willing to bring minor league baseball back to Surf Stadium. Read more here.
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For a decade, the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Atlantic League/Can-Am League) called Sandcastle Stadium home. Since the team folded after the 2008 season, the site has sat vacant except for the occasional college or Babe Ruth league game. This could soon change, as former Surf owner Frank Boulton wants to bring baseball back to the ballpark. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Plans are moving forward to bring a baseball team and a multi-use stadium to downtown High Point (NC), and it appears the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will be heading south to open a new chapter for the franchise. Read more and watch video here. Read about hotel project here.
Atlantic City (NJ) received four proposals for the redevelopment of Bader Field this month, including one from the original owner of the Atlantic City Surf baseball team and another from the owner of the former Revel casino. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Mayor Joe Ganim‘s economic development department is reviewing three competing contenders — Frank Boulton, Howard Saffan/Live Nation and an unnamed soccer organization — to use the Harbor Yard ballpark in Bridgeport after a proposed $185 million renovation. Some have raised concerns that the decision has already been made. Read more here.
In a lengthy phone conversation with Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton, he confirmed that that the league has had conversations about a return to “one or both” of the Atlantic City and Camden markets, but not for the 2017 season. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
There is not much new here for those who follow the baseball industry closely, but writer Andrew Beaton via The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball. Read more here.