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Bridgeport Mayor Issues Ballpark RFP

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoBridgeport (CT) Mayor Joe Ganim is apparently playing hardball with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) over the city’s baseball stadium.  On Wednesday, the city called for proposals “for professional sports team operator or an outdoor entertainment venue” for the ballpark.  Read more here.

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Joplin Approves Lease for American Association Team, Outlaws Will Play On

El Paso Diablos LogoCongratulatory remarks were exchanged Tuesday night after a meeting in which the Joplin City Council approved the lease of Joe Becker Stadium for a professional baseball development that will bring the indy pro El Paso Diablos (American Association) to town in 2015.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the summer collegiate Joplin Outlaws (MINK League) will play on (for now).  Read more here.

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Saints and Gophers Go It Alone

Despite the reality that both the St. Paul Saints and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are in desperate need of new ballparks, the parties decided to go it alone and pursue separate stadiums, rather than work together to build one state-of-the-art facility for the teams to share.  There were many reasons for this, but according to Saints’ president Mike Veeck, the Continue reading

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