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Upgrades Underway at Holman Stadium at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex

A renovation of Holman Stadium is currently underway at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach (FL).  New seating, a higher outfield fence, rebranding of the scoreboard and a new location for the bullpen behind the left field fence are all part of MLB’s $10 million project, which also includes updating the complex’s motel rooms and building an indoor training facility.  Read more and view photos here.

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Holman Stadium Turning 80, Big Bash Planned

It’s an 80th birthday party, but it’s not for gramps or grandma or eccentric old Auntie Millie, nor for your canine who is turning 80 in dog years.  Read more here.

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Banners Honor Newcombe, Campanella at Holman Stadium

Two 12-foot banners depicting and commemorating two African American baseball players, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella, who played for the Nashua Dodgers and then went on to star for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the major leagues, were unveiled Tuesday at Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH). Read more and view banners here.

Watch “Historic Holman Stadium: The Legacy of Community” below:

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New Scoreboard Coming to Nashua’s Holman Stadium

Nashua Silver Knights Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – It is official! Holman Stadium will be getting a major upgrade this season! The new scoreboard features a 6 feet high by 23 feet wide video board that can be utilized in many different ways to add to our entertainment value. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Historic Dodgertown/Holman Stadium (Vero Beach, FL)

Minor League Baseball LogoVero BeachMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Historic Dodgertown/Holman Stadium, the former spring-training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and former regular-season home of the Vero Beach Devil Rays/Dodgers (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos in a two-part series here and here.

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Happy 75th Birthday, Holman Stadium!

Opening on Sept. 23, 1937, historic Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH) celebrated its 75th birthday this past weekend.  To recognize the occasion, Tom King from the Nashua Telegraph shares his 10 most favorite recent memories at the old (but nicely renovated) ballpark.  Read more and view photos here.

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Nashua Making the Grade in Season Two

The summer collegiate Nashua Silver Knights (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are in their second season and Holman Stadium, and all appears to be going progressively well with the expert Single-A Lowell Spinners (New York-Penn League) at the helm of the operations.  Read more here.  The team is averaging over 1,100 per game.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Starting Off on the Right Foot: Knights Working for Legitimacy and Longevity in Nashua

It appears that there is a little excitement building in Nashua (NH) over the new Nashua Silver Knights from the start-up Futures Collegiate Baseball League.  Paying your rent upfront, being associated with the highly successful Single-A Lowell (MA) Spinners, and having patient, realistic inaugural attendance expectations of 300-500 fans per game should be giving locals a clue that Continue reading

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Holman Stadium to Get New Team

Nashua (NH) Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s office plans to announce at a press conference on Thursday that Holman Stadium will be getting a new franchise from a newly formed summer collegiate league.  The team will be owned and financed by Wisconsin businessman Eric Butlein, but it will be managed and operated by the Single-A Lowell Spinners.  The commissioner of the yet-to-be-unveiled league is Chris Continue reading

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Holman, Nashua Snubbed by All-Americans

Nashua Telegram writer Tom King takes a look at how Nashua (NH) lost out to Old Orchard Beach (ME) in the bid to snag the NECBL’s Lowell (MA) All-Americans.  Better ballpark, cheaper rent, luxury suites, and a shorter move were not enough to get the All-Americans to look past the potential risk of an empty ballpark on game nights.  Read more here.

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Writer Advocates for NECBL in Nashua

Nashua Telegraph writer Tom King makes the pitch for the New England Collegiate Baseball League to fill the void at Holman Stadium left by the departed American Defenders of New Hampshire (now Pittsfield Colonials).  This is a no brainer, as affiliated ball is out of the question, and the indy pro Nashua Nighthawks, Nashua Pride, and Defenders could not make a go of it.  Expect the NECBL’s Lowell All-Americans to relocate to Nashua for the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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