Major League Cricket has leased a 5,400-seat minor league baseball stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, and will turn the venue into a cricket stadium for the league’s inaugural 2022 season. Read more here. The ballpark was the home of the now-defunct Texas/Grand Prairie AirHogs (Independent Professional, American Association). Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Texas AirHogs are excited to announce Barrett Weaver as general manager of the organization. The AirHogs franchise and fans alike are well-acquainted with the ball club’s new GM. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – American Association commissioner Miles Wolff released the league’s 2016 schedule on Thursday, November 19. Clubs will play 100 regular-season games from May 19 to September 5. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that the new synthetic turf field has been completely installed at QuikTrip Park. Hellas Sports Construction began the $1.1 million project to replace the natural grass in November and completed the installation last week. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs have named John Bilbow the team’s new general manager. Bilbow comes to the AirHogs after three successful years as the owner/operator of two local restaurants. Before that, he served as the Fort Worth Cats’ vice president and general manager from 2007-2009. Continue reading
QuikTrip Park, home of the indy pro Grande Prairie AirHogs (American Association), will be getting a field makeover. During the off-season, the natural grass playing surface will be replaced with synthetic turf to reduce weather-related cancellations of baseball games and other events. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs are doing more than defending their championship this weekend during a home stand. The team is asking all Olympic baseball and softball fans to sign a petition of support to bring baseball and softball back to the 2020 Olympics. This year’s summer games in London mark the first time since 1984, when baseball was officially Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs and QuikTrip Park will be hosting Natefest 2011 on Saturday, October 1, a 12-hour concert event benefitting the NRH Scholarship Fund. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs, The City of Grand Prairie and the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the third annual “Taste of Grand Prairie & Community Spotlight” at QuikTrip Park on Thursday, September 22. Continue reading
The indy pro St. Paul Saints defeated the Grand Prairie AirHogs in the first game of the American Association championship series, and the Saints are hoping a successful run will give them the extra kick they need to secure funding for a proposed new $47 million ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul. Read more and watch news clip here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs and Jim Austin Online will celebrate Negro League Baseball in a special tribute to be held on Saturday, August 27, during the AirHogs’ game at QuikTrip Park against the Amarillo Sox. First pitch of the game is 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs have partnered up with Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket” to hold a “Guys Night Out” on Thursday, July 28 at QuikTrip Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs and QuikTrip Park are pleased to announce that they are hosting Biker Fest on Saturday, July 9. The all-day event will benefit the children’s charity Spokes for Hopes. Continue reading
The American Association’s El Paso Diablos will hold a press conference today to announce the new owner of the franchise. The team is currently owned by Wisconsin-based Ventura Sports Group, which also recently sold off the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs’ “Party at the Park” on Thursday night was a smashing success, as more than 500 fans, sponsors and dignitaries mingled and tasted some of the new concessions options at QuikTrip Park for the 2011 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs will host “Party at the Park” on Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie. The event is free to the public and will showcase the new food and beverages that will be served at QuikTrip Park during the season. It’s also an opportunity for baseball fans to meet and greet the players that will make up the 2011 Grand Prairie AirHogs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Shreveport-Bossier Captains have named Chet Carey as their new general manager, the club announced Monday. Carey replaces Craig Brasfield, who remains as a club vice president, but is stepping aside to take on the vice president/general manager role with the ownership group’s newly acquired Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that Craig Brasfield has been named the team’s Vice President and General Manager. Brasfield comes to Grand Prairie after two years as the VP/GM of the American Association champion Shreveport-Bossier Captains. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that the team has been acquired by Southern Independent Baseball L.L.C. (SIB). The ownership group resides and works in the Metroplex. Gary Elliston, Chairman of the Board of SIB, is the senior founding partner of DeHay & Elliston L.L.P. in Dallas. Elliston becomes the Chairman of the Board of GP Baseball Club L.L.C. 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.
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs return to QuikTrip Park tonight for a three-game homestand against the El Paso Diablos. Three days of PROMOTIONS await AirHogs fans including: “Faith Night,” “Twilight (Eclipse) Blood Drive Night,” and an early Wednesday 11:05 a.m. “Summer Camp Day” game. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The first-place Grand Prairie AirHogs return to QuikTrip Park for a six-game homestand starting Tuesday, May 25th vs. Shreveport-Bossier Captains (5/25-5/27) and the Fort Worth Cats (5/28-5/29). On the mound for the ‘Hogs on Tuesday, May 25th is the highly rated LHP James Paxton, who was named the #1 college senior in the country by Baseball America, and is projected to receive a Top-10 MLB Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs will launch their third season of baseball action and wacky promotional entertainment this Friday, May 14th versus the Pensacola Pelicans with festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs have unveiled the 2010 Promotions Schedule for their third season of baseball at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie. The season, which kicks-off at home on May 14th (vs. Pensacola) will feature an array of fun and wacky Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs launched a fundraising campaign today for the American Red Cross relief effort in Haiti, following the tragic earthquake which took place this week. Continue reading