The indy pro Fort Worth Cats (formerly American Association) have been sold to a new ownership group led by former Texas Rangers president Mike Stone, and United Baseball League and Texas-Louisiana League co-founder John Bryant. The team recently lost its membership in the American Association, so it’s “Welcome to the North American League” for the Cats starting in 2012 . As you Continue reading
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In a move that could spell doom for LaGrave Field and the indy pro Fort Worth Cats, which recently lost its membership in the American Association, note holder Amegy Bank will put the stadium and surrounding property on the auction block on Jan. 3. This is the second time the property has been posted for foreclosure. Read more here and here.
PRESS RELEASE – Ft. Worth Cats’ fans will soon be able to show their loyalty with an official team license plate on their vehicle pending Texas Department of Motor Vehicle approval. Continue reading
We already know Scott Berry, president of Southern Independent Baseball, which owns the American Association’s Shreveport-Bossier (LA) Captains, is gunning for the Amarillo market after the demise of the Dillas. But that might not be all. The drum beat of an older rumor seems to be growing louder that Berry is also interested in acquiring the league’s Grand Prairie AirHogs and Fort Worth Cats.
Ft. Worth Cats owner Car Bell has indicated that he is negotiating a package deal to sell LaGrave Field, the Ft. Worth Cats, 58-acres of nearby rivefront land, and mineral rights to a group of investors that include developers and potential team owners. The deal could be completed by the end of the year. Read more here.
These are unfortunate dark days for Ft. Worth Cats’s owner Carl Bell. He put his heart and soul into bringing the Ft. Worth Cats and LaGrave Field back to life after a 37-year absence, but now the dream appears to be over. While Bell may no longer be involved, let’s hope that this is not the end for Cats’ baseball and LaGrave. Read more here.
It appears that Ft. Worth Cats owner Carl Bell’s situation might be more grave than was thought. It is being reported that his loan for LaGrave Field and surrounding property has been moved to the workout division of the lender, which would not be good news. There is fear and speculation that this could spell doom for the Trinity River Project and even result in LaGrave being leveled to make room for other development. Read more here.
Owner Carl Bell has his Ft. Worth Cats, 5,200-seat LaGrave Field, and 60-acres of surrounding land for sale. One potential suitor mentioned is Mike Balloun, a residential real estate developer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Bell has reportedly valued his team, ballpark, and land at $40 million. Read more here.