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Freier Talks New Chattanooga Ballpark

A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill.  Read more here.

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Stadium Board Hears About Improvement Needs at Spirit Communications Park

The Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) and city officials told a newly formed stadium board of advisers this week that several expensive upkeep projects are in the works for Spirit Communications Park, the minor league ballfield that only opened just over a year ago.  Read more and view photos here.

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Columbia Baseball Stadium on Track

Columbia Professional BaseballBaseball team owner Jason Freier said construction on Columbia’s baseball stadium is on track for an April 2016 minor league season opening.  The Hardball Capital owner spoke to Columbia City Council officials and business owners last week about progress on the multipurpose venue in the Columbia Commons development on Bull Street.  Read more here.

Columbia Ballpark Rendering 4

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MLB Approves Sale of Lookouts

Chattanooga_LookoutsThe sale of the Chattanooga Lookouts to Atlanta-based general partners Jason Freier and John Woods has been approved by Major League Baseball.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, please enjoy a little “Chattanooga Cho Cho” and the Lookouts Train, which received a new look awhile back thanks to local artist Kristin Meyer.  Watch video here.

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City, Team Officials Break Ground on New Columbia Ballpark

Sand Gnats LogoOfficials from the City of Columbia (SC), Hughes Development, Spirit Communications, and Hardball Capital held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning at the future site of the new $37 million ballpark that will be built for a yet-to-be-officially-revealed relocating Minor League Baseball team.  Read more and view photo here.

View ballpark renderings below:

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Savannah Wants Answer for 2016

Sand Gnats LogoHardball Capital, the owner of the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) that might be relocating to Columbia (SC), has until Jan. 1 to let the city of Savannah (GA) know whether the minor league baseball team will play in Grayson Stadium in 2016.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joshua Grace for the link.

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Columbia Team Approved by MiLB

Sand Gnats LogoHardball Capital, the group bringing a professional team to Columbia’s (SC) Bull Street development for the 2016 season, has received the required approval from Minor League Baseball.  The Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) remain a prime candidate for relocation.  Read more here.

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