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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Suplizio Field (Grand Junction, CO)

Graham Knight of BaseballPilgrimages.com has posted a review of his ballpark visit to Suplizio Field, home of the Grand Junction Rockies (Rookie, Pioneer League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Grand Junction Wins MiLB’s Inaugural Community Service Award

Grand Junction Rockies LogoPRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced Thursday that the Grand Junction Rockies are the winners of the first John Henry Moss Community Service Award for their ongoing commitment to charitable service and their support and leadership within the Grand Junction community and the baseball industry. Continue reading

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GJ Rockies Win Inaugural Home Opener in Front of Half-Packed House

Under normal circumstances, having your stadium only half full for your inaugural home opener would be a major disappointment.  Not so for the Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League), which defeated the Idaho Falls Chukars 10-6 in front of 4,850 at 10,000-seat Suplizio Field.  Oh, and click here for a photo of the and the team’s new mascot, Corky the Coyote, who arrived at the game via helicopter.  View news clip here.

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GR Rockies Inaugural Home Opener Tomorrow

The Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League) will host their inaugural home opener at newly-renovated Suplizio Field on Saturday, June 23.  The former Casper Ghosts relocated from Wyoming to Colorado after the 2011 season.  Suplizio is also home to the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks and JUCO World SeriesView video of Suplizio renovations here.

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Casper Approves Summer Collegiate Club

The Casper (WY) City Council approved on Tuesday a $20,000 expenditure for equipment that would help bring a summer collegiate Mountain Collegiate Baseball League team to Mike Lansing Field this summer, while the city works to lure another Pioneer League franchise to town.  Read more here.

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Casper Looks to Fill Void Left by Ghosts’ Departure

Now that the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League) have relocated to western Colorado to become the Grand Junction Rockies, Casper city officials are wasting no time trying to fill the void at Mike Lansing Field.  The Mountain Collegiate Baseball League may play there this summer, while the city talks with an existing Pioneer League team owner.  We are Continue reading

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Suplizio Field Renovations on Track, Secondary GJ Rockies Logo Unveiled

The $8.3 million renovation of Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series and now the relocated Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies (formerly Casper Ghosts) (Pioneer League), is well underway and should be completed on schedule.  Indeed, it’s a pretty unique project, as it will include a new duel-sided press box building to accomodate the adjacent football stadium too. Continue reading

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Grand Junction Approves Ballpark Lease With Ghosts/Rockies

Casper (WY) is now officially teamless. In a shocking development (sarcasm intended), the Grand Junction (CO) City Council unanimously approved a lease deal between the city and the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts/Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League) to play at Suplizio Field beginning next season.  The stadium, home of the JUCO World Series, is currently undregoing $8.5 million in renovations. Read more here.

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