Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League), is now officially Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, as the city of Frederick (MD) Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 Thursday to approve Nymeo Federal Credit Union as a primary naming rights sponsor. Read more here.
Tag Archives: Harry Grove Stadium
Nymeo Federal Credit Union has negotiated a contract with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League) for the naming rights to Harry Grove Stadium’s field. The city’s Board of Aldermen will vote at its public meeting Thursday night on whether to approve the sponsorship. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – A negotiated stadium lease agreement between the Frederick Keys, Advanced Class-A Carolina League Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and The City of Frederick was approved tonight by the Board of Alderman. This will keep the Keys at Harry Grove Stadium through the 2021 season. Continue reading
Despite controversy over the RFP process in determing the team of choice for developing a long-term lease for the use of Harry Grove Stadium, City of Frederick aldermen will vote on a revamped deal with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link. Frederick Atlantic LLC chief Jack Lavoie didn’t have kind words about the process in an e-mail to city leaders Continue reading
Concerns over stadium lease negotiations with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League) forced City of Frederick Mayor Randy McClement to pull the topic from last night’s public workshop. Alderwoman Karen Young minced no words when she said Frederick Atlantic LLC submitted a stronger proposal. Alderwoman Shelley Aloi said Continue reading
The City of Frederick (MD) is holding another public workshop on Wednesday afternoon to continue discussions on the proposed new lease agreement with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League) for the long-term use of Harry Grove Stadium. Read more here. View workshop materials here. More thoughts from political commentator George D. Wenschhof here.
We thought from the beginning that the Atlantic League was simply being used as leverage in the Harry Grove Stadium lease bidding process to secure a better deal with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League). Frederick Atlantic LLC seems to think the same thing. Sour grapes? Not really. It’s just a recognition of the reality of doing battle in Maryland with an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Continue reading
During a public workshop Wednesday on the pending lease negotiations with the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League) for the use of Harry Grove Stadium, aldermen raised concerns about the lack of transparency in the bid process and the terms contained in the draft lease. Read more here and here. View replay of workshop here. Public Continue reading
During a public workshop scheduled for August 3, city officials will update the Board of Aldermen on contract negotiations between the City of Frederick (MD) and the Single-A Frederick Keys (Carolina League) for the long-term use of Harry Grove Stadium. Interestingly, we hear Frederick Atlantic, LLC, which submittted a competing lease bid, has been invited to attend the session. View notice and documents here.
As expected, the City of Frederick (MD) received two bids to lease Harry Grove Stadium by the RFP deadline last week. One bid was submitted from the Maryland Baseball Holding LLC, owner of the Frederick Keys, a Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and the other came from Frederick Atlantic LLC, a group representing the indy pro Continue reading
As you know, the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians will be relocating to Zebulon (NC) after the 2011 season, which will leave historic Grainger Stadium without a tenant. Current K-Tribe majority owner Cam McRae is optimistically working with others to find a replacement franchise, and he’s keeping a close eye on the Single-A Frederick (MD) Keys, which could become homeless if they lose Continue reading
The deadline to submit proposals to the City of Frederick (MD) to lease Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Single-A Frederick Keys, is this Friday, and Federick Atlantic, LLC, a group representing the indy pro Atlantic League, still plans to compete. As we previously reported, the group recently launched a new website to educate local Continue reading
The Single-A Frederick Keys are denying a report that the team has been conditionally sold. Read more here. As you know, the Keys are in a battle with Federick Atlantic, LLC, a group representing the indy pro Atlantic League, for the rights to Harry Grove Stadium. To educate local fans about the Atlantic League, Frederick Atlantic has just Continue reading
Jack Lavoie, managing member of Frederick Atlantic, LLC, stated that his group fully intends to submit a proposal to lease Harry Grove Stadium, current home of the Single-A Frederick Keys. Bids are due by April 15. In a week or so, the group plans to launch a new website to educate residents about the Atlantic League. Read more here.
The City of Frederick (MD) issued a request for proposal (RFP) notice on Feb. 16 for those wishing to lease Harry Grove Stadium, but so far no proposals have been submitted. Suitors have until April 15 to put their best foot forward. In the meantime, Alderwoman Carol Krimm shared with her colleagues a 2008 study from Sarpy County Continue reading
As the City of Frederick (MD) begins to explore its options to lease Harry Grove Stadium, the Single-A Frederick Keys are fighting hard to protect their turf from the Atlantic League wolves. Not only did the Keys issue a public letter to fans asking for their support, Keys’ owner Ken Young absolutely hammered indy ball in a number of Continue reading
The Single-A Frederick (MD) Keys have issued an open letter to fans asking them to contact their local elected officials to express support for renewing a lease with the Keys for the use of Harry Grove Stadium. They Keys’ lease is up at the end of the 2011 season, and the independent professional Atlantic League is making a play for the park and the market.
We know the Atlantic League is gunning to snag Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Single-A Frederick Keys, but this is the first we have heard that the mayor will officially issue a request for proposal for groups to come forward and make a pitch for the park. The current lease with the Keys was only extended for six months to cover the 2011 season. Continue reading
There hasn’t been much news about the Atlantic League’s interest in Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Single-A Federick (MD) Keys, since we first reported on the story back in September, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been anything going on behind the scenes over the past few months. Read more here.