Tag Archives: Independent Professional

Revolution Announce Ballpark Renovations

Hospitality options at PeoplesBank Park will be transformed in 2019, the team announced Wednesday.  A major renovation of the skybox level will convert the current White Rose Hall into the “1741 Club,” a flexible, all-inclusive game experience that will expand options for business and individual consumers alike.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Luxe Golf Bays Coming to Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

Next year, the new Ballpark Commons will bring a experiential golf concept to Franklin (WI) in the form of Luxe Golf Bays, a golf entertainment facility that promises fun for both scratch golfers and never-touched-a-driver hackers.  The facility will be a massive, three-level entertainment center with 57 heated, open-air bays overlooking approximately 215 yards of turf, as well as two locally branded restaurants and a four-season beer garden called the Hinterhof.  Read more and view renderings here.

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High Point Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

High Point (NC) broke ground today on its new $36-million, multi-use stadium to house a relocating Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise.  In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, officials unveiled the name and logo for the new facility — BB&T Point Stadium.  Read more and watch video here.

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Jackals Announce ‘Cup in Hand Kickball’

The New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) and NJ Play Sports have announced the Cup in Hand Kickball League, where participants can play kickball and enjoy a beverage at the same time.  The Cup In Hand Kickball League plays on Monday nights, under the lights, at Yogi Berra Stadium.

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New Year-Round Restaurant to Open at U.S. Steel Yard

Two northwest Indiana restaurateurs are set next month to open a year-round restaurant in the U.S. Steel Yard, home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats (Independent Professional, American Association). R&R Sports Bar & Grill will be the second restaurant for Dwayne Rancifer and DetrickRoss, which also own R&R Caribbean Jerk Chicken in East Chicago.  Read more here.

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ESPN3 to Feature USPBL Games this Season

PRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League will broadcast selected games on ESPN3 this season at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica, announced Owner and CEO Andy Appleby on Thursday. The USPBL is the only professional baseball organization to feature games on ESPN3.

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Wild, Frontier League Ponder Future Under ‘Save America’s Pastime Act’

With or without the “Save America’s Pastime Act” included in the recent spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, baseball’s independent professional leagues have, arguably, a reasonable claim that they are covered by an exception to federal minimum-wage and overtime laws, which applies to seasonal amusement or recreational businesses under 29 USC § 213(a)(3).  It appears the Frontier League will take a wait-and-see approach.  Read more here.

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