Frisco (TX) officials have approved updated plans for a mixed-use development on the Dallas North Tollway, just south of Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Frisco RoughRiders (Double-A, Texas League). Read more here and here.
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Mixed-Use Development Approved for Land Adjacent to Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
RoughRiders Celebrate 8-Millionth Fan
Danielle Schneider of Highland Village is the grand prize winner of the Frisco RoughRiders’ 8 Millionth Fan Celebration Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Schneider is officially the 8 Millionth Fan in franchise regular-season history and won season tickets for life, Raising Cane’s for a year and a Choctaw Lazy River package valued at $8,888. Read more here.
No More Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco
After nearly 15 years as the naming rights sponsor of the city-owned ballpark, Dr Pepper is stepping back. The Plano (TX)-based company’s contract expires at the end of September, meaning a new corporate team will get to put its moniker on the home of the Frisco RoughRiders (Double-A, Texas League). Read more here.
RoughRiders Hire Seasoned Corporate Sales Executive as Chief Sales Officer
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders have announced the hiring of veteran corporate sales executive John Alper to the position of Chief Sales Officer. Alper, who has over 25 years of experience in the sports industry, will lead the franchise’s corporate sales and development. Continue reading
RoughRiders Let Loose ‘Lazy River’ Friday, Will Host ‘Star Trek Night’ Saturday
The Frisco RoughRiders (Double-A, Texas League) opened the new “Choctaw Lazy River” in the outfield, the largest body of water in a professional sports venue. Read more here. Check out photos here. Following Friday’s big splash, the team will host “Vulcan Salute to Star Trek Night” tonight with special jerseys.
The tubes are in! #RidingtheLazyRiver @RidersBaseball @HeroesCelebrity pic.twitter.com/hsU9IGjKBR
— ★ Billie Jo ★ (@blonderaider21) June 10, 2016
RoughRiders Announce Dambach to Relocate to Pennsylvania, Will Retain Bulk of His Duties
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced that Executive Vice President & General Manager Jason Dambach will be relocating and returning to his native Pennsylvania for family reasons. Dambach will remain intimately involved with the franchise and retain the bulk of his duties. Chief Operating Officer Scott Burchett will assume additional day-to-day responsibilities. Continue reading
Frisco RoughRiders Unveil ‘Rougie’s Red PUNCH’ Mixed Drink
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are winding up for a thirst-quenching haymaker with the introduction of “Rougie’s Red PUNCH.” Continue reading
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Food & Beverage
RoughRiders Unveil Plans for Stunning New Outfield Lazy River
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today officially announced the team’s plans for a brand-new 3,000-square-foot lazy river, highlighting a 12,000-square-foot outfield party and group hospitality area that will serve as the signature visual element at Dr Pepper Ballpark for years to come. The new area, which will be sponsored by Choctaw Casinos of Oklahoma and called the Choctaw Lazy River, will be completed by early June 2016. Continue reading
Riders Eyeing More Improvements to Dr. Pepper Ballpark
More improvements could be on the way for the city-owned Dr Pepper Ballpark that serves as the home for the Frisco RoughRiders. Changes to the pool area are still in the conceptual stage, but a water park-feeling rendering has been released. Read more and view rendering here.
Barnett Named Voice of the RoughRiders
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders have announced that Dallas native Nathan Barnett has been named the team’s new Play-by-Play Broadcaster and Manager of Media Development. Barnett, who was with the RoughRiders as the Media Relations and Broadcast Assistant in 2013, now rejoins the club in a larger capacity. He will broadcast RoughRiders games on both radio and Continue reading
Riders to host ‘Full House’ Theme Night with Uncle Joey Visit and Special Unis
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will pay homage to one of television’s classic 1990s shows on Friday, June 12 when the team hosts a “Full House” theme night at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The team will wear special uniforms for its home game against the San Antonio Missions and actor Dave Coulier, who played “Uncle Joey” on the hit show, will be on hand Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
RoughRiders Announce Ballpark Upgrades (UPDATED)
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced plans for a series of massive upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark that will significantly enhance the fan experience during the 2015 season and beyond. Continue reading
RoughRiders Unveil New Logos, Unis (UPDATED)
The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) unveiled their new branding Thursday morning during a special event at Cinemark Theatres in Frisco Square. Read full press release here. UPDATE: Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill and watch unveiling video here.
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RoughRiders Unveil New Branding Today
After a two-day delay because of weather, the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) will unveil new branding. Read press release here. Unless we are all being played here, the slow reveal hints make it pretty clear the direction the team plans to go. Read history here. Watch Nats’ Teddy win one here. Learn why the 26th President is on Mt. Rushmore here.
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RoughRiders Add Lucas to Broadcast Team
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are pleased to announce the addition of Nate Lucas to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2015 season. Lucas will join Riders broadcaster Alex Vispoli in the booth to deliver the play-by-play for every home game and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also assist with the team’s media relations and social media efforts. Continue reading
Dr. Pepper Ballpark Hosting Cavalia’s ‘Odysseo’ Under the Big White Top
Cavalia’s Odysseo, a $30 million equestrian spectacular filled with music, visuals and amazing physical feats, can bee seen under the Big White Top at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Frisco Roughriders (Texas League), from Jan.30 to Feb. 22. The show was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder Normand Latourelle. Read more here. Watch video here. Get ticket information here.
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Dambach joins RoughRiders as Executive VP & GM
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today named Jason Dambach the club’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made by CEO and Managing Partner Chuck Greenberg and President and Co-General Partner Scott Sonju. Continue reading
RoughRiders Announce Sale of Franchise
PRESS RELEASE – Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC, owner of the Frisco RoughRiders, is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement with Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju for the sale of the Frisco RoughRiders franchise. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approvals of the Texas League and Minor League Baseball and the review of the Office Continue reading
Group Negotiating to Buy Roughriders
A group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to purchase the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) from Mandalay Sports Entertainment. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Personnel & Operations
Vosters Joins ‘Riders Broadcast Team
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce the addition of Chris Vosters to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Vosters will work alongside Alex Vispoli, the “Voice of the RoughRiders,” in delivering the play-by-play of RoughRiders games throughout the season and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also Continue reading
Mandalay Baseball Properties for Sale
Seaport Capital LLC has retained Game Plan LLC to sell its majority share of Mandalay Baseball Properties, which owns the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks (Pacific Coast League), Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League), Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League), Single-A Dayton Dragons (Midwest League) and half of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (International League Continue reading
RoughRiders Make Addition to Broadcast Booth
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce that Nathan Barnett will join the organization’s broadcast team for the 2013 season. Barnett will work alongside “Voice of the RoughRiders” Alex Vispoli in delivering the play-by-play for home games and will be instrumental in the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also assist with the team’s Continue reading
Dr. Pepper Ballpark Investing to Host More Events
The operators of Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League), plans to spend $1 million in upgrading the facility’s food services, as part of a push to become an events destination for non-baseball game days. A new website has even been launched to drive this effort.
Filed under Conference & Events, Food & Beverage, Stadium Issues
Frisco’s Dr. Pepper Ballpark to Host Football Championship Game Pep Rally
The North Dakota State University Bison have moved their 1-AA (FCS) championship game pep rally from a smaller venue to Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (TX), home of the Double-A Frisco Roughriders (Texas League). The Bison will take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats again for the division championship at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco on Jan. 5. Read more here.
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Vispoli Named New Voice of RoughRiders
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are proud to announce that Alex Vispoli has joined the team as its new Manager of Broadcasting and Media Development. In this role, Vispoli will broadcast all 140 RoughRiders games on 1630-AM KKGM and select games on TXA 21 and will serve as the organization’s primary liaison with the media. He succeeds Aaron Goldsmith, who was hired Continue reading
Fight Night at Dr. Pepper Ballpark
PRESS RELEASE – A night of World Class professional boxing comes to Frisco on Friday, June 24th when Cerveza Tecate presents Oscar De La Hoya‘s first annual Fight Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Continue reading
Filed under Conference & Events, Promotions & Entertainment
Frisco Roughriders Named Texas League Organization of the Year
PRESS RELEASE – For the second time in the history of the franchise, the RoughRiders have been named the Texas League “Organization of the Year.” The award was previously given to the club in 2006. This honor comes on the heels of the ‘Riders leading all of Double-A baseball in attendance for the sixth straight season. Continue reading
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RoughRiders Host Annual ‘Riders Bowl
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd annual ‘Riders Bowl presented by Main Event on Wednesday, April 21 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This event is a fun-filled night where fans are able to interact with their favorite baseball players while testing their bowling skills against the 2010 RoughRiders players and staff. Participants are able to bowl, meet the team, get autographs, and Continue reading
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RoughRiders, Rangers Extend PDC
PRESS RELEASE – It was announced Monday that the Texas Rangers and Frisco RoughRiders have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through 2014. Continue reading
Filed under Lease & Contracts
Frisco RoughRiders Hire New Voice
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are pleased to introduce Aaron Goldsmith as their new Manager of Broadcasting and Media Development. Continue reading